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Lehigh Acres Middle School counselor receives school related employee of the year award

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 10:23:45-05

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.  — The Lee County School District announced Teresa Rigdon as the School-Related Employee of the Year.

The district and school-based staff review the candidates, select and interview finalists, then choose the recipient. The District wishes to congratulate all the nominees for their dedicated work.

Ridgon is the Peer Mediation Counselor at Lehigh Acres Middle School. She developed the peer mediation program as part of the school’s restorative practices. She helps students solve conflicts and other issues, first with the student involved and then by selecting a group of peers for mediation sessions.

Ridgon leads a team every week that collects food and fills backpacks for students in need to take home with them every Friday for the weekend. She is also helping to develop an anti-bullying curriculum and a “Think Up” curriculum to motivate young girls to think positively about themselves.

Rigdon will be congratulated by Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins at 10:00 am.

You can watch the surprise by clicking here.

As School-Related Employee of the Year, Rigdon wins a prize package valued at $2,229.95.

South Seas Resort

3 Day/2 Night Stay Certificate

Suncoast Credit Union Foundation

$500 VISA Gift Card

Massage Envy

Massage Gift Pack

Eager Beaver Car Wash

Full-Service Wash Book

Ruth Messmer Florist

Bouquet

Dunkin’ Donuts

Gift Card

Snyderman Shoes

Gift Certificate

Burntwood Tavern

Gift Card

Fred’s Award World

Custom Name Tag