LGES’s Annette Blanco Given Top School District Award

Principal Richard Myerson, Annette Blanco, School Board Member Marcia Andrews and Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy.

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School secretary Annette Blanco was honored as the Palm Beach County School District’s School-Related Employee of the Year by Superintendent Dr. Donald E. Fennoy in a surprise event on Tuesday, March 12.

Blanco has worked at the school district for 12 years, with the past four-and-a-half as the principal’s secretary at Loxahatchee Groves Elementary School.

Joining Fennoy for the announcement were Principal Richard Myerson, School Board Member Marcia Andrews, as well as Blanco’s daughters Ariela and Alexa.

“I love coming to work because every day it’s a new adventure,” Blanco said. “The staff here is wonderful, Mr. Myerson is wonderful, and I love working for the school board.”

According to the district, Blanco understands the unique needs of the school and does all that she can to show empathy to the students. She has organized Adopt-a-Family drives, holiday meal distributions, planned luncheons and events, and participated in school fundraisers. She is also known to be front and center dancing at every faculty talent show.

Customer service is her expertise, and Blanco is willing to drop everything to help parents, staff and community members with a smile, and assist any way she can.

Myerson noted that Blanco is often the first on campus and the last to leave, and she is also known for slipping encouraging notes and treats in staff mailboxes.