ASPEC and the Sanderlin IB World School
The Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College (ASPEC) has been honored on two occasions recently for its efforts on behalf of the Sanderlin IB World School.
Firstly, ASPEC was nominated by Sanderlin’s administration as “Business Partner of the Year.” At an event sponsored by the Pinellas County Education Foundation, ASPEC received a certificate acknowledging this nomination. The new Superintendent of Schools for Pinellas County, Dr. Michael Grego, and Sanderlin Principal, Dr. Denise Miller presented the certificate to Ken Wolfe (ASPEC Director) and Julia Lewis (ASPEC Senate President).
Secondly, since Sanderlin IB World School recently raised its Academic grade level two steps, the school, its Principal and former Assistant Principal were honored by Mayor Foster as recipients of his Top Apple award (along with many other schools in St. Petersburg). This award is given to schools who raise their academic grade level or who maintain an A level. Once again, Sanderlin’s administration honored ASPEC as its “Community Partner”, giving us credit for helping the school and its students to achieve this new status. The Mayor presented ASPEC’s President and Director with a plaque commemorating this award which is on display at Lewis House.
ASPEC members serve as mentors and reading tutors at the school. They also provide financial support, especially in the area of scholarships for Sanderlin students to attend the Summer Science Splash Camp at Eckerd College, each year, in July.