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Leon County Announces School-Related Employee of the Year

Springwood Elementary surprises behavior specialist, Tabitha Bradwell is the Leon County School-Related Employee of the Year.

An unsuspecting Bradwell was  greeted at the Springwood Elementary Media Center by her colleagues and Leon County Superintendent Jackie Pons. Her boss, Springwood Principal Christopher Small, says he told Bradwell last year that this would be the year for her to excel.

"She has that quality to where regardless of what you place in front of her because she loves what she does and she loves kids; she’s going to make it happen," Small said.

Bradwell says she works for one of the best school districts in Florida.

"First of all I’m utterly shocked. I was shocked to be in the top finalist and to overall win is just like the icing on the cake. I’m just so proud to work for this school district."

Bradwell was one of the six top finalist in the Leon County School district and she now goes on to compete at the state level. She's worked for the district for nearly four years.

Vanity Duran is a Broadcast Journalism senior at Florida A&M University. She currently writes for The Famuan, the school newspaper, serves as a reporter for Brand Newz, an online multimedia portal, is founder of UNIDOS (Uniting Nations to Inspire Diverse Opportunities in Society) and serves as an aspiring motivational speaker through her brand LIFE5TYLEZ. Vanity is excited to be interning with WFSU while preparing to graduate with a bachelor's degree in May 2015.