Class VIII Fellow Kemarr Brown Recognized by Governor Scott in Weekly Memo

MEMORANDUM – Message from Governor Rick Scott to State Employees

January 25, 2013

As we continue to move our state forward and create more jobs, we are doubling down on our investment in education. This week I announced that I am asking the legislature to support my 2013 budget request that will provide every Florida full-time public classroom teacher the ability to receive a $2,500 pay raise.

By 2014, Florida teachers will be a part of our performance pay structure that will help attract and advance the most high-performing teachers in our education system. I believe in teacher accountability and I know our teachers do too. With the new performance system in place, now is the time to increase our investment in Florida’s teachers.

I look forward to working with educators and leaders at all levels of government and all across our state to make this commitment to Florida teachers a reality.

Florida state employees are also working hard for Florida families.

I want to recognize Rene Johnson, Fran Blanton, Lindsey Boyington, and Kemarr Brown for their work with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities over the holiday season. Together they collected 367 pounds of nonperishable food items, as well clothing and toys, to fulfill the wish lists of three local families in need.

I would also like to thank Park Manager Scott Spaulding and Park Ranger Clarence McVey of the Lake Louisa State Park for helping a visiting couple by repairing the roof of their pop-up camper. Even though Scott and Clarence were not scheduled to work that day, their dedication to the park ensured the lasting safety and enjoyment of visitors to our great state.

Congratulations to Merlin Roulhac who served as the Grand Marshall of the Martin Luther King parade this past Monday in Marianna, and who was recently named superintendent of the 50-year-old Sunland Center in Jackson County, a residential facility for people with developmental disabilities.

Have a great weekend.

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