Sandra from Fort Myers, Florida

1. How long have you known the nominee and how did you come to know him or her?
I have worked with Dana Thomas for 16 Wonderful Years at Cupress Lake Middle School where I am the Athletic Director and Physical Education Teacher.

2. How has the nominee helped you and/or students at school?  For example, did
the nominee helped you with a project, recommend resources or collaborate with you to enhance student learning?
Dana Thomas helps to decorate and design our Athletic Banquet every year.  She gets flowers and plants donated and helps design beautiful balloon arrangements for the tables.  Dana puts in countless hours to assist and suppport our athletic programs.  Her wonderful personality and intellect makes Cypress a wonderful learning experience for all.

3. How has the library, and the nominee in particular, had an impact on students and the learning process?
   She encourages and enlightens even the most challenged students.

4. How does the nominee make the school a better place? Please be specific.
   The one book one school program continues to be the best in the school district.

5. How has the individual demonstrated leadership in the school community or the profession?
She sponsors the lunch bunch in which she gets the local restaurants to donate lunch for the reading program for the students.  She is the NJHS sponsor.