Tag Archives: Get to Know

Get to Know … Amy Grimm

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Julington Creek Elementary School first grade teacher Amy Grimm has been named the 2017 – 2018 St. Johns County Teacher of the Year. She had been named the Teacher of the Year for Julington Creek Elementary once before, in 2002 – 2003, and said she was surprised to be nominated at the school level again since she had previously won. This year, however, she learned that she was one of four finalists for the entire county via a surprise classroom visit and celebration by district administration just before Winter Break.

Get to Know … Paula Roderick

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Paula Roderick’s life story could easily be made into a page-turner book. From her youth in a small farm town in Ohio where she didn’t travel outside the state until becoming a Rotary Youth Exchange student at age 16, to a distinguished military career that included many female “firsts,” the stories are numerous and noteworthy. But she believes that the most important thing she has ever done is mentor youth exchange students for Rotary International.

Get to Know … Tad Holtsinger

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Born in Miami, Fla., Tad Holtsinger moved around quite a bit with his family while growing up. He earned his degree in sales and sales management from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. In 2004, weary of the cold weather, he and his wife of 29 years, Debbie, moved to St. Augustine in an effort to escape the Connecticut winter.

Get to Know … Elizabeth Panduro

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By Martie Thompson
editor@floridanewsline.com

Avid runner Elizabeth Panduro and her husband Adrian Panduro moved to Nocatee from Kentucky in October 2016. Although she was born and raised in New Jersey, she followed in her older brother’s footsteps and matriculated at the University of Kentucky after visiting him and becoming enamored with the area. After she earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology, she continued on to the University of Louisville, where she attended law school and earned her juris doctorate.

Get to Know … Gladys Savlowitz

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By Angela Higginbotham
angela@floridanewsline.com

Gladys Savlowitz was born in the small town of Coal City, N.C.  At four years old, after tragically losing her mother, she moved in with her beloved grandparents. Savlowitz worked on the family farm and in her grandfather’s store to help with family needs and to buy her school clothes.