First Lady Honors Conniston Middle Teacher

First Lady Honors Conniston Middle Teacher
Posted on 10/16/2019
Susana Carlino with Governor Desantis and first Lady DeSantis

First Lady Casey DeSantis announced the winners in the Excellence in Education Award and one of them is a Palm Beach County teacher.


Susana Carlino teaches social studies at Conniston Middle School. She was nominated by her students and peers for encouraging her students to embrace their Hispanic heritage, frequently speaking to them in both Spanish and English. Carlino brings back information from her travels and continuing studies, encouraging an understanding of the rights and duties of American citizenship.


“Ron and I were honored to celebrate the work of some of our state’s most talented students, teachers and artists as we announced the winners of Florida’s Hispanic Heritage Month student contests and Excellence in Education Award recipients,” said First Lady DeSantis.


This year’s theme was “Celebrating Public Service,” and the winners were honored during the Hispanic Heritage Month awards ceremony at the Florida Governor’s Mansion. Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated every year in Florida from September 15 through October 15.


“Hispanic Heritage Month is a great time to recognize how Hispanic Americans have contributed greatly to Florida’s rich history. I commend the student participants for taking this opportunity to learn more about Hispanic American public servants, past and present, and to celebrate the hard-working educators who share those contributions and inspire Florida’s students,” said Department of Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran.

The School District of Palm Beach County