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Veterans Park helping teacher earns county award

February 14, 2018
By ERIC DeVAUX ( , Lehigh Acres Citizen

Veterans Park Academy for the Arts Helping Teacher Kevin Nobles was surprised by a group of his mentors, teachers, community members and children on Friday morning.

He had no idea he was going to be handed the Support Employee of the Year award. As soon as he realized what was happening, tears of joy ran down his face.

Students ran up to him for hugs and fellow teachers and administrators gave a big round of applause.

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Veterans Park Academy for the Arts Helping Teacher Kevin Nobles gets a hug from a student after receiving the county’s Support Employee of the Year award.


"I'm overwhelmed," Nobles said. "I just come in and just try to do my job every day and just do as much as I can."

Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins presented the award to Nobles and stood for many photo-ops.

"What he's able to do, he teaches them technical skills for our special needs students so I think it's an honor to be able to honor them and what they do," Adkins said.

Six years at Veterans Park Academy for the Arts, Nobles play a significant role as a helping hand throughout the entire school. Children looked for him first when problems occur.

He also had important roles in the Social Communication Classroom and Agriculture Club. Him and his wife, Beverly, a teacher at the school, leads the Ignite program to help children learn how to live their live positively.

"To be honored like this," Nobles said. "I lived in this area my entire life and I was in the construction field, able to see these schools get built and be able to come back and pour some things back into the school."

Many businesses gave Nobles gifts in support of his award:

- Suncoast Credit Union: $500 gift card

- Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre: Two show tickets

- Glen Eagle Golf and Country Club: Foursome-$160

- Sun Harvest Citrus: $60 gift basket

- Sasse's Restaurant: $30 gift card

- Phelan Family Restaurants- (2) $25 gift cards

- Fred's Award World: Custom name tag and trophy

- Tween Waters Inn- Captiva three days/two nights stay

- Chico's- Woman's Necklace

- Sue Ellen's Florist- Balloons

- Dr. Rob Watkins- 60-minute massage

- Carrabba's Restaurant- $50

- Flora & Ela Salon & Beauty Bar- $40 gift certificate



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