MCSD names 2019-2020 district management employees of the year

Kristen Condella and Joy Nulisch Co-Winners of the District Honor

Kristen Condella and Joy Nulisch are the 2019-2020 District Management Employees of the Year, according to Superintendent Mark Porter. Condella and Nulisch share the award which goes to the district’s top management employee.

“We have been faced with many new challenges this year,” Porter said.  “Both Kristen Condella and Joy Nulisch have stepped up to meet the needs of our students, parents and faculty during this unprecedented time and are equally deserving of the honor.”

Kristen Condella has served as MCSD’s Instructional Materials and Technology Integration Coordinator for the past four years.  While her main role is to procure and manage all K-12 print and digital textbooks and materials, Condella wears many hats in Monroe County.  The twelve year veteran is also the district’s Advancement Via Individual Determination Coordinator, as well as the Virtual Instruction Coordinator.

“Kristen’s work ethic is and commitment is unparalleled,” said incoming Superintendent Theresa Axford.”  In addition to her normal duties, she is always willing to help whenever needed.  She has been instrumental in the planning, implementation, and management of our new online learning platform and is a valuable part of our district.”

Joy Nulisch is in her seventh year as MCSD’s Director of Internet Technology.  The 31 year veteran has held nearly every IT job in the district including lab manager, technician, and system administrator.  Nulisch’s plans, directs, and supervises the implementation, integration and maintenance of all technology systems throughout the district.

“Joy’s dedication and commitment to the students and staff is unmatched,” said Axford.  “Joy’s vision and experience in all aspects of technology is vital to our students’ success.

Condella and Nulisch work closely together on a regular basis, and even more so with the district’s transition to an online learning platform.  They recently served as co-presenters at the Florida Association of School Administrators virtual conference, where the explained how Monroe County transformed the COVID-19 school closure disruption into an opportunity to reach students with a personalized approach that maintains a sense of security in education in a time of great uncertainty.  Both Condella and Nulisch are excited and proud to receive this prestigious honor.

“I am humbled to receive this award alongside Joy Nulisch,” Condella stated.”  We have been working diligently to expand the relationship between IT and Teaching and Learning for many years and this collaboration has solidified the power of our team approach.”

“I’m very proud to be selected with Kristen Condella as CO-Management Employee of the Year during this particularly challenging time where we were pivoted into a remote work and learning environment under trying circumstances, Nulisch said.  “I’m energized by the opportunity to reshape how MCSD does business and education in the future.  I’m ready to go another 30 years!”

Condella and Nulisch will be recognized at the district’s upcoming virtual recognition banquet next week.