Champions of Education


A Message from Superintendent Saunders

  • For the School District of Manatee County, and other school districts across Florida, 2020 was a year in history we will never forget! 

    Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, our educators and support employees have faced and met seemingly overwhelming obstacles and challenges to keep our schools open, to maintain teaching and learning, and to continue graduating seniors from our high schools.  

    As Superintendent, it is an honor to declare ALL School District of Manatee County employees “Champions of Education” for their outstanding service to our children and community during 2020/2021. Join us as we celebrate March 1 - March 12, 2021.
                       - Superintendent Saunders

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  • Thank you to our sponsors for supporting this recognition program!

    Senior Level Sponsors  $10,000+
    Motorola Solutions logo        NDC Construction Company logo       RITE Technology logo     Suncoast Credit Union logo

    Junior Level Sponsors  $1,000+
    Alan Jay Automotive Network logo     AON logo     Arey Jones logo     CAM Achievement Inc. logo     Carroll Air Systems logo    Complete Floor Care Solutions logo   Curriculum Associates logo Dominos logo   Early Learning Coalition of Manatee County logo     FCTCF logo      Edgenuity logo      Engineering Matrix logo     Ernie Morris logo     Evolve Business Consulting logo      Halfacre logo     Hepner Architects logo     JSM Services logo    Kool Stuff logo   Long & Associates logo     Manatee Apparel Graphics        ME&S General Contractors logo    Samsung logo    School Insurance of Florida logo   Sportsbeams logo      Sutter Roofing      T-Mobile for Business logo   UDT logo      Willis Smith Construction logo  

    Sophomore Level Sponsors  $500+

    Florida Gulf Coast University logo      G-W Publisher logo      Kona Ice of Manatee County logo      Learning-Focused     Manatee Community Foundation logo     Matthews Bus Alliance logo   Nova Southeastern University logo    Orange Tree Staffing    Patty's Peppers logo  Focal Point Solutions Group logo    Senior Radio logo    Sherwin-Williams logo    Water Equipment Technologies logo    WOZ ED logo

    Freshman Level Sponsors  $250+

    Destination Knowledge  |  Iron City Insurance & Investment  |  Kona Ice Sarasota  |  Raise3D  |  School Outfitters   |   Silmar Electronics, Inc  |  Skyline Chili  |  Sweet Sparkman Architecture & Interiors  |  West Florida Supply

    In-Kind Donations

     Alcover Massage  |  Geckos Restaurant  |  Lakeshore Learning Materials   |   Oneco Florist  |  Pittsburgh Pirates   |   Publix  |  The Granary Restaurant   |  Sirius Day Spa   |  Subway  |  Waterlefe Golf & Country Club


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