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Spring Hill Elementary secretary wins top honor

Concetta Melaccio is named the county's school-related employee of the year for exemplary work.

By Times Staff Writer
Published March 19, 2004

SPRING HILL - Concetta "Connie" Melaccio, a secretary at Spring Hill Elementary School, was named Hernando County's school-related employee of the year Thursday.

Melaccio has worked 15 years in the district, including the past 13 years at Spring Hill Elementary.

Kathleen Reitz, Hernando County Education Foundation executive director, said Melaccio was recognized for creating a welcoming environment to everyone who enters the school.

"She greets and welcomes every student and parent as if they were family from Italy," Reitz said. "Every person coming through the door feels like family."

Melaccio now will be entered in the state school-related employee of the year competition.

Other finalists for the county award were Darlene Blount, Brooksville Elementary; Dawn Bishop, Chocachatti Elementary; Linda Frye, Central High; Kathryn "Bunny" Oder, Deltona Elementary; Charleen Black, Parrott Middle; Nyvia Gomez, Eastside Elementary; Frank Tassone, Fox Chapel Middle; Elba Gutierrez, Springstead High; and Justa Bozman, HEART Literacy.

Also, Theresa Davis, Hernando High; Gloria Gonzalez, Floyd Elementary; Judy Cyg, Moton Elementary; Shirley Einhaus, Nature Coast Technical High; Barbara Treadwell, Pine Grove Elementary; Lisa Piesik, Powell Middle; Libia Colon, Suncoast Elementary; Clarence Smith, STAR Center; Pam Flores, Transportation; Donna Marcinowski, West Hernando Middle; and Viki Weaver, Westside Elementary.

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