Babson Park announces top employees

BABSON PARK – Dale R. Fair Babson Park Elementary has selected physical education teacher Becky Mendes (left) as the school’s 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year, and her “teammate” PE paraprofessional DeSean Batiste as the school’s Non-Instructional Employee of the Year.

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Both will be honored in the spring as part of the Polk County Association of Charter Schools’ recognition of outstanding teachers and support personnel.


Mendes joined the Babson Park faculty five years ago; before that, she taught seven years at Avon Park Middle School. Batiste joined the staff four years ago, but volunteered for several years while a student at Webber International University.