ACE is pleased to announce the winners of the Sunshine Success Stories.  There were many nominations and all were excellent examples of adult education at its best!  ACE would like to congratulate the winners and thank the nominators for taking the time to submit their success stories.

Below are the selected winners by region.

Region 1

Belinda Howell, Washington County

Nominated by:  Cathy York, RN, BSN, PatientCare Technician Instructor, Washington County School District

Trevor Leininger, Leon County

Nominated by:  Anne Parker, Guidance Counselor, Leon County School District

Region 2

Felicia Watson, Columbia County

Nominated by:  Mary Keen, Career and Adult Coordinator, Columbia County School District

Gloria Ivines, Alachua County

Nominated by:  Dr. Dangbe Sua, Education Supervisor I, Florida Department of Corrections, Charlotte Correctional Institute

Region 3

Erick Vasquez, Seminole County

Nominated by:  Ed Rivadeneyra, ELS Resource Specialist, Seminole State College of Florida

Michael Harding, St. Lucie County

Nominated by:  Dr. Anthony Iacono, Associate Dean of Developmental Education, Indian River State College

Benjamin Wiggins, Brevard County

Nominated by:  Brad Bell, Chief Examiner and Mercedes Alvarez, Project Success Teacher, Brevard Public Schools

Region 4

Clara George, Hillsborough County

Nominated by:  Thomas Scaglione,II, District Resource Teacher, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Mackenly Abraham, Hillsborough County

Nominated by:  Vivian Toney, Educator/Student Services, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Region 5

Magda Erira, Miami-Dade County

Nominated by:  Linda Pruitt, Program Coordinator, The English Center

Verlin Silencieux, Broward County

Nominated by:  Colleen Warren, GED Teacher, Broward County

Yanami Ferrer, Miami-Dade County

Nominated by:  Dr. Nilda J. Diaz, Principal, Hialeah-Miami Lakes Adult and Community Education Center

A special ACE Report entitled, “Sunshine Success Stories“, was printed showcasing the success stories of the winners.  To download and print this Report, please click “ACE Sunshine Success Stories Book“.  For more information, please contact the ACE office at (850) 222-2233 or email