Students and Educator of the Month December, 2015
Left to Right: Greg Miller, Chair of Student/Educator of the Month, Alberto LaCouture, Jessica Taylor, Mrs Lee Anne Baker, and Bob Klingbeil, Presient of the Sertoma Club of Venice.
Sertoma Club of Venice honored the October Students and Educator of the Month.
Venice Sertoma Club of Venice honored two Venice High Seniors and a Teacher at it's regular meeting on Thursday, January 21, 2016. The Students of the month are Jessica Taylor and Alberto LaCouture. The Educator of the month is Lee Anne Baker.
Jessica Taylor is the Student Body Vice-President, Republican Club President, National Honor Society Vice-President, Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society Secretary and a member of the Spanish Honor Society. She is also a 4 year member of the Venice High School girls' basketball team. Jessica was prooud to represent Venice as an American Legion Auxiliary Girls' State delegate. After graduating Venice High with over a 4.4 GPA and 30 hurs of college credit, Jessia plans to atttend a Florida University to get a degree in finance with a law degree following. She is the daughter of David and Elizabeth Taylor.
Alberto LaCouture has been a part of many athletic programs at Venice High School and has a 3.8 unweighted and a 4.2 weighted GPA. He was on the varsity team for Wrestling, Football and Weightlifting. Alberto is also a member of the French Honor Society. Additionally, he loves to fish and workout on his free time as wel as volunteer at the Salvation Army. Alberto plans on going to UCF to get a Master's Degree in Business Administration. After college he plans on joining the U.S. Navy. Alberto is the son of James and Roxana LaCouture.
Mrs. Lee Anne Baker, Educator of the month for December 2015 has been teaching for 33 years, the past 31 at Venice High School. A graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She began her teaching career in Exceptional Student Education, then after 12 years transferred over to drop-out prevention. Mrs. Baker is the Program Cordinator for PBD (Performance Based Diploma) computer learning for drop-out prevention and the Department Chairperson. She also teaches Biology, Physical and Earth Space science in PBD. Her greatest joy in teaching is seeing students put forth the effort with teacher support to graduate and receive their diploma when all the odds are against them. Lee Anne is married to Steve Baker and they have two sons, Josh and Danny.