School District Awards

  • Employee Spotlight: Christina Gonzalez, Bookkeeper, Marathon Middle and High SchoolChristina plays a vital role in the school’s front office, so after crunching numbers all day, what hobbies does she enjoy to relax? She says, “exercising!” When we asked her about her list of favorite things, we had to smile and laugh… Number one on her list is “working!” Christina went on to share that she also loves relaxing with a good book, tending to her garden, meditation for grounding, and time with her kids – which can be loud and energetic. With so many delightful selections of foods and restaurants in the Keys, we asked her what her favorite is and she said, “Thai food.” Aroy Mak Mak (very, very delicious)! Lastly, we asked her what she likes most about working for Monroe County. Christina says, “I love working here, I love the camaraderie!”

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  • Employee SpotlightGeorgette is one of MCSD’s Lunch Super Heroes! One would imagine she loves to get out of the kitchen when not working, but when we asked her about her hobbies she said, “Cooking! And traveling.”  How about her list of favorite things? Georgette tells us that her top five favorite things are going to church and serving the Lord, spending time with her family, helping others, dancing, and dining out – well deserved! She shared with us that her favorite foods are sushi and good, hearty Soul food… mmm, mmm! Lastly, we asked Georgette why she likes working for MCSD and she responded, “I love working with kids and making sure they receive a healthy meal. I also love having the weekends and holidays off!”

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  • Employee Spotlight: Kerry MalcoskyKerry is a busy 6th grade science teacher who loves to spend time with her four-legged BFF, Lily! She tells us that her list of favorite things also includes traveling and exploring, spending time with her family, riding her bicycle around beautiful Key West, and she also loves to cook. We asked Kerry about her hobbies and she tells us that traveling is her passion. Since she likes to cook, we asked what her favorite food is… good ol’ fashioned “pizza!” Lastly, we asked Kerry to tell us what she likes about working for MCSD. She responded, “The wonderful people I get to work with.”

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    Employee spotlight Jessica CatonEmployee Spotlight: Jessica Caton, Teacher, Gerald Adams Elementary School.

    As an elementary school teacher, Jessica is kept busy! We asked her if she enjoys any hobbies after a hectic week and she tells us that she “loves baking sugar-free treats and sharing them!” Mmm… that sounds like a delicious hobby! So, if she loves good foods what’s her favorite? Good ol’ mozzarella sticks! What about some her top 5 favorite things? She says that she loves to spend time with her family; support and attend community events; she loves to listen to contemporary Christian music; watching sunsets (and the Keys is the best place for that); and lastly she tells us that she loves “all things math!” We asked Jessica what she likes about working for MCSD and she responded, “ I love working with amazing educators that go above and beyond for our students, and seeing how far our students can excel in life!”

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  • Employee Spotlight: Eddie Diaz

    Employee Spotlight, April 22, 2022: Eddie Diaz, Maintenance Technician

    Eddie has been a part of the MCSD family for over 2 decades! A true Keys guy, he loves boating, diving, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. When we asked about his hobbies, Eddie told us about how he loves to work on his boats – especially high performing boats. Well he certainly keeps busy and active, so what is his favorite food that keeps his energy up? Steak and seafood… good ol’ surf n turf! With so many years’ of service, we asked why he likes working for MCSD. Eddie says, “… each day brings a different task in maintaining the schools and facilities.”

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