Eagles Landing employee makes top 5 in the state
Jennifer Seidenstucker, the treasurer at Eagles Landing Middle School in West Boca, has been honored as one of five finalists for Florida’s 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year. Seidenstucker was honored earlier as School-Related Employee of the Year for Palm Beach County, then moved up to the state level.
Florida Commissioner of Education, Tony Bennett, and Florida Chancellor of Public Schools, Pam Stewart were among education leaders from around the state who recognized the finalists at a reception at LEGOLAND Florida on May 17.
Seidenstucker was recognized for her outstanding work and support of student learning.
In her nomination letter, school principal Cynthia Chiapetta wrote: “Jennifer Seidenstucker is proactive in her duties, and has had three consecutive years of perfect audits that indicate her talent, skills, dedication and work ethic.”
Chiapetta noted further that Seidenstucker has an open line of communication with staff, students and community about fiscal policies and procedures. Additionally, she coordinates all of the school incentive programs, serves as the United Way chairperson, volunteers during Family Reading Night and Saturday tutorials, and has mentored other support staff for more than five years.
According to the nominating committee, Seidenstucker was instrumental in the design, implementation, and distribution of the school’s Emergency Response Plan. She also works with PTSA, and played an important role in making the Eagles Landing PTSA the Florida State PTSA of the Year in 2012. Seidenstucker and the PTSA president worked together on many fundraising programs, including the $500,000 acquisition of donated equipment through NASA.
In the community, Seidenstucker is known for her photography. In addition to winning awards for her skill, she donated one of her photos to the Palm Beach Zoo to help raise funds through their auction.
Sue Mullen from Bay County was selected as the Florida 2013 School-Related Employee of the Year.