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Cynthia Saunders, the superintendent of the School District of Manatee County, thanks employees for their dedication to students this year.

School District of Manatee County celebrates Champions of Education

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Cynthia Saunders, the superintendent of the School District of Manatee County, thanks employees for their dedication to students this year.

Skip Wilhoit, the safe schools, dropout prevention and student intervention specialist for the district, welcomes employees alongside dozens of district leaders.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Skip Wilhoit, the safe schools, dropout prevention and student intervention specialist for the district, welcomes employees alongside dozens of district leaders.

Deborah Perry-Gambino, the community engagement specialist for the district, shares how the district plans to show appreciation to its more than 6,000 employees. Celebrations will include prizes, pizza and giveaways.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Deborah Perry-Gambino, the community engagement specialist for the district, shares how the district plans to show appreciation to its more than 6,000 employees. Celebrations will include prizes, pizza and giveaways.

Dozens of School District of Manatee County employees participate in the kickoff to the district's Champions of Education event at Braden River High School.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Dozens of School District of Manatee County employees participate in the kickoff to the district's Champions of Education event at Braden River High School.

Faith Bench, a former Braden River Middle School teacher who is now a curriculum specialist, thanks employees for their dedication to the students.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Faith Bench, a former Braden River Middle School teacher who is now a curriculum specialist, thanks employees for their dedication to the students.

Latrina Singleton, the director of federal programs and grants, reflects on the year.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Latrina Singleton, the director of federal programs and grants, reflects on the year.

Josh Hunsader performs a brief solo at the beginning of "We Are the Champions."

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Josh Hunsader performs a brief solo at the beginning of "We Are the Champions."

Makayla Clary, a Braden River High School student, plays "We Are the Champions" with the band as a fitting song to the School District of Manatee County's kickoff to Champions of Education.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Makayla Clary, a Braden River High School student, plays "We Are the Champions" with the band as a fitting song to the School District of Manatee County's kickoff to Champions of Education.

Braden River High School band members perform a rendition of "We Are the Champions" with new lyrics.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

Braden River High School band members perform a rendition of "We Are the Champions" with new lyrics.

John Harder, a retired teacher and Hall of Fame Coach, has the employees chant "Hooray!"

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

John Harder, a retired teacher and Hall of Fame Coach, has the employees chant "Hooray!"

School District of Manatee County employees hold up signs to show support for the more than 6,000 district employees during the kickoff of Champions of Education.

Monday, Mar. 1, 2021 |

School District of Manatee County employees hold up signs to show support for the more than 6,000 district employees during the kickoff of Champions of Education.

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