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Coral Reef school employee surprised with award

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Posted at 11:53 AM, Mar 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 17:46:35-05

One Palm Beach County school district employee had a great start to the work week Monday morning.

Coral Reef Elementary School's Glorene Jacobs overcome with joy when Superintendent of Schools Robert Avossa presented her with the non-instructional employee of the year award.

"I'm just humbled," said Jacobs, an eight-year veteran of the school district who has been at Coral Reef Elementary for four years. "I don't like to be in the spotlight."

Jacobs will receive $1,000, will be recognized at an upcoming School Board meeting, and will represent Palm Beach County in the Florida School-Related Employee of the Year competition.
 
Avossa said Jacobs, an administrative assistant at the school, was chosen out of 22,000 school district employees because of her dedication to children and adults.

"She does so much for us," said Coral Reef Elementary Principal Bobbi Moretto in a news release. "Mrs. Jacobs is so selfless and humble, so we are beyond happy that her contributions to our school are being recognized by the entire District." 

Coral Reef Elementary fourth grader Laila Lena described why she loves Mrs. Jacobs. “She is always greeting us with a smile when we walk in from school, she's always here to give us smiles and gives us hugs.”

Fifth grader Maggie O'halloran said Jacobs deserves the recognition, “She's just amazing.”