Published: Feb 01, 2011 10:35 PM EST
Updated: Feb 01, 2011 7:35 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla - Lee County Public Schools loves its school volunteers!  Many valuable people (students, parents and community members) volunteer their services throughout the District every day. Without their assistance, our schools could not provide the quality educational experiences they do for children.

Lee County Public Schools is honored to announce the 2010/11 Outstanding School Volunteers.  Congratulations go out to this year’s exceptional school volunteers:


·   Corey Lepplemeier, Youth Volunteer, Gulf Middle School;

·   Paul Pescatrice, Adult Volunteer, North Fort Myers High School;

·   Renee Dzurinko, Senior Volunteer, Lehigh Elementary School.

These individuals help teachers and students in classrooms at all grade levels and on athletic fields; and, they work on projects at home, too.  They assist in the front office, the media center and the lunchroom – wherever there’s a need, you’ll find a volunteer. These volunteers, in giving of their time, touch the lives of our students and truly make a difference in our schools and in our community.

Each year, the Florida Department of Education invites districts to nominate outstanding school volunteers in the categories of Seniors (62+), Adults (21-61), and Youth (20 and under).  Selections are made from a large field of extremely deserving nominees.  The final decisions are based on the dedication of the time and energy and the wide spectrum of activities in which the volunteers are involved.  The School District of Lee County, together with the Florida Department of Education, designates each February as School Volunteer Month.

These individuals will be recognized by the School Board at 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 8th at the regularly scheduled Action Meeting. Their names have now been submitted to the Florida Department of Education to be considered for regional recognition.