Give a Little Love Campaign

February is a wonderful time to give a little love and appreciation to those who help us be our best.

Please consider making a small gift to honor a favorite teacher, coach, employee, mentor, school or program*
 at OCPSand share your story about why you are honoring them.

We will list all those honored on our website, and share as many stories as possible on our site, too.
You might even see YOUR story featured on our Facebook page or Twitter feed!

Giving online is safe and secure or Text LOVEOCPS to 41444. It is fast, easy, and all information is confidential. 

Thank you for your consideration -– a little love for
our teachers, coaches, employees, mentors, and programs can go a very long way!  

Have questions? Call us at 407-317-3261

*DID YOU KNOW? The ADDitions Volunteer Program is celebrating its 50th anniversary,
and the Partners In Education Program is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
A gift in honor of these anniversaries is a another great way to give a little love!

Celebrating 50 Years ADDitions School Volunteers and Celebrating 40 Years Partners in Education

Yes, I'm ready to give a little love!

Please share your special story with us about why you are honoring this individual and/or this special program.
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American Express: the four-digit card verification number can be found on the front of the card.

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The Foundation for Orange County Public Schools respects the privacy of our donors and will never sell or share donor information with other organizations.

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Spotlights

Favorite Coach

"Joan Rivera is a dedicated and inspiring school psychologist.  She brings dedication, love and support every time she walks through our school's doors.  We are so fortunate to have her working at Lake Whitney."

Favorite Employee

"Mrs. Prince is a supportive and caring principal.  She always gives a 100% to her staff and students.  We are lucky to have her at Lake Whitney Elementary."

Favorite Program/School

"In August 2018, our son, Shaun, not only began high school at East River but chose JROTC as an elective. The Falcon Battalion leadership gave our son confidence and a sense of purpose that he lacked. Shaun was a victim of bullying in elementary and middle school but his self-confidence is stronger because of JROTC teachers. This is an expression of gratitude to the cadre. Our hope is the Falcon Battalion will continue to be an inspiration to all students."
 

Favorite teacher

“I made a career change to teaching after 26 years in sales and marketing. As a new teacher, particularly from a different field, I had a lot to learn. I was assigned to a learning coach Sam Murfee. His wisdom and guidance has and continues to be invaluable. OCPS is lucky to have someone like Sam Murfee.”
 
"When the pandemic hit, my daughters both went virtual (with everyone else) and Ms. Wilson kept her students engaged and on track. She had empathy when her students were struggling and helped get them excited to learn. She also put in time after school to help my girls stay on track. Even though my daughter is no longer in her class, she continues to work with my daughters and give them the one-on-one attention they were missing by staying virtual students. We are so thankful for her dedication and love for her students."

Honoring

Favorite Coaches

Zachary Barrett

David Benson

Todd Bortz

Tammy Carver

Henry Cribb

Pamela Tarpley

Brent Wilmot

Favorite Employees

Ms. Alford

Marcy Aydt, Dommerich Elementary School

Susan Barnhill

Jessica Benscooter

Rob Bixler

Shari Bobinski

Pam Carson

Philippe Castel

Wanda Cocco

Elizabeth Conrad

Whitney Ferriulol

Morris Frye

Lola Gangi

John Harrell

Rebeca Hernandez

Heidi Isaacs

Kristy Key

Mrs. Kirby

Amy Klaber

Opal Leighvard

Kimberly McMaster

Melissa Montijo Rosada

Dr. Sydney Moss

Jessica Opalka

James Preusser

Kt Price

Elizabeth Prince

Joan Rivera

Ermelinda Rolon

Jennifer Sasser

Christina Savino

Beatriz Smith

Joy Denise Stribling

Dylan Thomas

OCPS Transportation

Amanda Wise

Kathleen Wright

Mei Zupa

Favorite Mentors

Joie Cadle

Sylvia Castro 

Jeannie Floyd

Karyn Hewett

Scott Howat

Hector Maestre (Nominated twice)

Sam Murfee

Shelly Oliver

Mireya Pabon

Ms. Meigan Rivera

Dr. Bridget Williams

Favorite Teachers

Lakendra Appleby

Lauren Apodaca

Sibel Balci

Kelly Barton

Lynda Bate

Candice Behl

Connor Beltramo

Sofia A. Berlin

Cynthia Blamire

Shelby Boger

Gregory Bojaski

Kim Bortz

Ms. Brewster-Frederick

Michael Cacciatore

Donitra Caldwell

Jennifer Capitano

Justina Castillo

Lana Chandler

Ms. Andrea Christopher

Michelle Compton

TooPrecious Crayton

Justinanna Cruz

Ms.Tina Culbreth

Angela Dinuzzo

Maureen Douglas - Hillcrest Elementary School

Erik Erickson

Damien Fagiolino

Ms. Galan

Julie Gifford

Judy Golden

Ms. Shalonda Griffin

Mrs. Sara Hall

Renae Hambey

Mr. Hernan

Dana Hopper

Ms. Layne Hooper

Mrs. Houvouras

Catherine Howat

Adriana Joglar

Camden Jordan

Jody Kaminski

Stephanie Kasper

Christina Kroder

Jason LeFebvre

Priscilla Long

Ms. McColley

Ms. McFarland

Michele McGovern Boucher

Greta McMillen

Mr. Menelas

Sarita Miller

Zoë Miller

Nancy Milliron

Nicole Moitoza

Kellee Moye

Christine Muchow

Margaret Murphy, Lake Silver Elementary

Tricia Nelson

Ms. Nieves

Mrs. O'Dell (1st Grade)

Bryan Osteen

Mr. Parzych

Mrs. Danielle Paz

Kathryn Perrotta

Gary Powell

Rocio Rivera

Mr. Sam Romeo

Kelly Scott

Dana Shemieh

Mr. Sissini

Dreysa Skinner

Melissa Sorensen

Mr. Spangler at Howard Middle School

Bennie Tate

Lanell Tate

Lorena Taunton

Laura Tomlin

Stefani Travis

Jamie Vason

Irene Velez

Diana Villanueva Rosa

Justin Vonmossi

Angela Smalla

Frank Walsh

Stephanie Wilcox (Nominated twice)

Emily Wilson

Shelley Wishart

Favorite Programs/Schools

ADDitions School Volunteer Coordinators (All)

Angel Tree Project (OCPS)

Chickasaw Elementary School

Conway Middle School Teachers (All)

Dommerich Elementary School

East River High JROTC

Eleanor Y. Fisher - ADDitions School Volunteer Program

Evans High School - Guidance, Safety & College/ Career Team

Foundation for OCPS

Gregory James Hersey

Jones High School JROTC

Lake Nona Middle School

Maitland Middle School

Oak Ridge High

Ocoee High School Band

Orange County Public Schools

Partners in Education (Nominated twice)

Partners in Education Coordinators (All)

SunRidge Middle School - teachers, staff and admin

University High School (Nominated twice)

Walker Middle School

West Orange High School AFJROTC

Westridge Middle School