We want to welcome the newest member of our Sun Blaze administrative team, Ms. Nicole Rutledge. Assistant Principal Rutledge comes to Sun Blaze from Deerwood Elementary and Sun Ridge Elementary, where she was an instructional coach, MTSS coach, and dean. She is excited to join Principal Szymanski, Assistant Principal Ramsey, and staff at Sun Blaze.
During the first month of school, our staff voted on our Teacher and Support Person of the Year. We are proud that Mr. Travis Alvarez is the Teacher of the Year for Sun Blaze Elementary! He truly deserves this honor and exemplifies hard work and dedication. Mr. Alvarez has been with OCPS for four years as a physical education teacher. He is always willing to help in any capacity and strives for excellence in all that he is tasked with. Mr. Alvarez demonstrates respect for students, staff, parents and community members, and takes pride in being a Sun Blaze Stingray. As the coordinator for our safety patrol, Mr. Alvarez challenges students daily to make a positive impact at school, home and in the community. He is truly an integral part of our staff and a wonderful representation of OCPS. We are so very proud to call him our Teacher of the Year!
Ms. Maria Garcia is a dedicated employee who goes above and beyond for the students and staff at Sun Blaze Elementary School. As our resident custodian, Ms. Garcia exhibits a strong work ethic and is always available to help. Ms. Garcia has been with OCPS for 14 years and cares for our facilities and campus with pride. She continuously strives to complete tasks with excellence and maintains a positive outlook on every situation. She is an asset to Sun Blaze, and we are thrilled to have her represent our school as Support Person of the Year!
We would like to invite the Lake Nona community to follow our social media links to stay connected with all that is happening at Sun Blaze Elementary. The website address is SunBlazeES@ocps.net, and you can follow us on Facebook at SunBlazeElementary.