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Teachers of the Year

2017-2018 Mrs. Sessions

Mrs. Sessions considers it an honor and a privilege to be able to facilitate learning to her students. She has successfully held a teaching position in the Education Profession utilizing her strong work ethics and extensive training for 27 years in both the private and public school setting. Her philosophy is simple, “keep the lessons interesting, the students engaged and the knowledge will follow.” She is Puerto Rican born in Germany, an “Army Brat”. She has been married for 37 years to Cajun Joe, and has two wonderful sons Mark and Bryan. She is humbled and honored for the recognition of doing a job that she loves.

 

EDUCATION     UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA Orlando, FL

                              Master in Education

                              Bachelor of Science with a Minor in Exceptional Education                                                

                              UNIVERSITY OF PUERTO RICO                                                            

                              Elementary Education       

   

Escambia County Public Schools                                                              

Teaches English for Speaker of other Languages (ESOL) at J.H. Workman                                       

 

Other Duties include

  • Chair of the  J.H. Workman Organic Garden Projects
  • Awarded Grant in Excellence to create an Aquaponics Project in class
  • SAC-School Advisory Council member at J.H. Workman School
  • Liaison  and translator for faculty and staff
  • 2016 Recipient of the “A&A Scottish Rite of FreeMasonry” of Pensacola for Family Values Award
  • Committed to Campus Beautification and assisted with the Workman Butterfly Garden
  • Former  Teacher of the Year 2012 at Space Coast High School   
  • Named Florida Foreign Language Association Most Valuable Teacher 2011

 

2016-2017 Mrs. Lisa Bloodworth

   Ms Bloodworth is a graduate of Flordia State University - go Noles!

She has taught for 30 years.  Currently, she is teaching Personal Development to sixth graders and Culinary Arts to seventh and eighth graders.   In the past, she has taught science and personal development at a variety of schools.

 

   Ms Bloodworth has 2 children - Coleman and Emily. They both attend West Florida High School of Advanced Technology. They keep her very busy.

 

   Ms Bloodworth loves to travel when not in school and often goes to a cabin in the mountains. She has attended Johnson and Wales culinary school in Miami for several summers to learn more about culinary arts.  She is an avid read and enjoys cooking, even when not in school.  She inspires her students to enjoy cooking and wants them to use their skills learned in the future.

 

 

2015-16 - Russell Bertles

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Russell L. Bertles

Band Director

 

In addition to being the band director, Mr. Bertles is Workman's Webmaster, the Fine Arts Chair and serves on many school committees. The Workman Band has received 'Superior' ratings at their annual Music Performance Assessment for the past five years since Mr. Bertles came on board as the band director.  The Workman Jazz Ensemble established by Mr. Bertles has performed in New Orleans and has been asked to perform at numerous community & school events.  He often drives the bus for various Workman Sports Teams - GO JAGUARS!

 

Mr. Bertles graduated from Cedartown High School in Cedartown, Georgia 8th in his class in 1977.  In 1981, he earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Music Education with Honors from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville, Alabama.  In 2006, he completed his masters degree in Conducting with a 3.96 GPA from the American Band College at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon.

 

In January, 2016 Mr. Bertles was awarded the 'Tom Bishop' Award by the Florida Bandmasters Association recognizing directors who have gone into band program and turned the program around, making a huge positive difference in a relatively short period of time.  Mr. Bertles is a former Teacher of the Year at Ransom Middle School and a 2006 Recipient of the 'Legion of Honor' Award presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation.

 

2014-15 - Kelly Cyr

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2013-14 - Leslie Cuyuch

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Leslie Cuyuch
ESOL

Mrs. Cuyuch has had the pleasure of teaching at J.H. Workman since 1996.  For the first eight years, she taught exceptional education, and since then has been teaching English to Speakers of other Languages.

 

Pensacola is her home.  She received her B.A, M.A. and Ed.S degrees from the University of West Florida.  Mrs. Cuyuch is currently working on a doctoral degree in "Diversity Studies' with intent to graduate in 2018.

 

In addition to responsibilities as department chair for the ESOL Department, she is National Board certified to teach in English as a new language.

 

She loves to travel and has been all over Central and South America, Mexico and Europe.  Her family includes her husband, four children and five grandchildren.  Teaching is her passion and she is proud to call herself a J.H. Workman "Jaguar."

 

2011-12 Hollye Roblyer

Hollye Roblyer is on the school leadership team, serves as a 6th Grade Team Leader, serves on many school committees and works with practicum students from PSC and UWF. She held the position of Language Arts Department Chair for five years.  Mrs. Roblyer taught 7th grade for seven years and has been teaching 6th grade for the past two years.  

 

Before becoming a middle school teacher, Mrs. Roblyer worked as a retail manager for Parisian, Inc. and was a bank manager for Regions Bank.  After four years of banking, Mrs. Roblyer decided to become a stay at home mom home raising two children for eight years before deciding to make a career change to education.  

 

Having grown up in the Pensacola area, Mrs. Roblyer attended Scenic Heights Elementary, Ferry Pass Middle, Washington High School and Pensacola Junior College.  She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing.  Mrs. Roblyer completed the Teacher Alternative Certification Program through the Escambia County School District.  

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Camille Kimmel

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2006 -2007 Kathy Peacock

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Kathy Peacock

Language Arts - Gifted

Mrs. Peacock is currently completing her 37th and final year of teaching.  She taught one year in a private school, twenty-four years of early childhood/elementary students and thirteen years of middle school.

 

Mrs. Peacock is on Workman's Leadership Team,currently serving as Team Leader for the 7th/8th Gifted/Advanced Team and previously having served as the Language Arts Department Chair.  She has been the Gifted Services Coordinator for Workman as well as teaching Language Arts gifted/advanced 7th & 8th Grade Students.

 

She is a native Pensacolian with Spanish ancestors that arrived here with Galvez in 1781 to conquer the British.  The area schools she attended were St. Stephen's Elementary School, Pensacola Catholic High School, Pensacola Junior College and the University of West Florida.  She received her B.A. in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and her M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction.  She has also earned Reading, English and Gifted certifications.  She has taught at the Creative Learning Center (Academy), Carver Hill Kindergarten Center, as the Primary Resource Teacher and Bob Sikes Elementary  both in Okaloosa County, Spencer Bibbs (Alternative Ed), Suter Elementary and Workman Middle School.

 

Mrs. Peacock has been married for almost 47 years to Gordon Peacock.  They have two children, a son who is the pastor of the Wetumpka United Methodist Church in Alabama and a daughter who owns a day spa in New Orleans, Louisiana.  They also have two wonderful grandsons currently ages 10 and 13.

 

Her hobbies include reading, renovating the almost 100 year old home her grandfather built and singing with the Pensacola Choral Society.  Music has always been her first love and she dreamed of a Broadway career.  She also enjoys attending symphony orchestra performances.

 

Future plans are to continue her hobbies, landscape her yard and become involved in volunteer work at her church - St. Joesph's, take pottery lessons and travel to Ireland for an extended stay.  Her and husband Gordon, paln to travel  to the origins of ancestors in Canada, Spain, England and the Canary Islands. 

 

Mrs. Peacock states that she has had an enjoyable career, with many friends and students met through the years.  It is now time for her to begin the next chapter of her live, enjoying retirement (2016) with whatever and wherever future paths lead.