The Support Person of the Year award honors educational support personnel for the contributions they make to their schools, district-level sections, units, and departments. The district's Support Person of the Year represents Orange County to compete at the state level to be named at the annual Florida School-Related Employee of the Year.

2022 SPOY Winner

Hamilton asserts there is nothing more inspiring than gaining the trust of children and them feeling safe, seen and heard. Working with students who have physical disabilities has taught her to be aware of their abilities and where an individual student may need academic and emotional support. Hamilton believes success breeds self-confidence and self-worth, which is one of the reasons she started a mentorship program. Her time, compassion and dedication inspired students to improve their grades and behavior to successfully complete the school year.

Congratulations to the 2021-22 Support Person of the Year Finalists!

Rosemary Carsello | Lake Buena Vista High
Davina Chunoo | Gotha Middle
Jessica Perez | Phillis Wheatley Elementary
Kelly Pfeiffer | Maitland Middle

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