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BCPS 2024 Caliber Awards Ceremony - Announces Teacher of the Year and more...

BCPS Celebrates Educational Excellence at the 2024 Caliber Awards Ceremony
Dr. Claudia Singkornrat Named Teacher of the Year

2024 Caliber Winners

The red carpet rolled out tonight as Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) celebrated its brightest stars at the annual Caliber Awards Ceremony. Held at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, the event transformed into a night of Hollywood glamour, recognizing the exceptional leadership and dedication of over 550 nominees, 34 semifinalists and 16 extraordinary finalists.

More than 1,100 guests in attendance and thousands more participating virtually cheered the nominees as they walked across the stage. The evening culminated with the highly anticipated announcement of the 2024 Caliber Award winners, each one a shining example of educational excellence. 

Among the esteemed honorees, Dr. Claudia Singkornrat, a dedicated science teacher at Pompano Beach High School, was proudly named BCPS Teacher of the Year. Beyond the coveted Teacher of the Year title, the Caliber Awards Ceremony also recognized other outstanding individuals who make a difference in BCPS; Kassandra Fried, Cypress Bay High School, Principal of the Year; Rosheika Y. H. Rolle, James S. Rickards Middle School, Assistant Principal of the Year; and Rachel Robuste, Liberty Elementary School, School-Related Employee of the Year.

"We are incredibly proud of all our Caliber Awards winners," BCPS Superintendent Dr. Peter B. Licata said. "Their dedication, creativity and commitment to excellence inspire us all and ensure that our students receive the quality education they deserve.”

Congratulations to all the 2024 Caliber Awards winners.

Teacher of the Year 

Dr. Claudia Singkornrat
Pompano Beach High School


Dr. Claudia Singkornrat is a science teacher at Pompano Beach High School with 21 years of experience at BCPS. Dr. Singkornrat's journey to this prestigious recognition is remarkable. After 10 successful years as a chiropractor, Dr. Singkornrat decided to follow her passion for education and become a teacher.

“The ideal learning environment is one that fosters collaboration and open dialogue. Different perspectives and experiences enrich the learning process, breaking down walls and paving the way for genuine intellectual exchange,” Dr. Singkornrat said. “Teachers, in this context, become facilitators, guides on the path of discovery, rather than just dispensers of facts.”

“Dr. Singkornrat has a strong passion for science and an unwavering commitment to student success,” said Pompano Beach High Principal Lisa Spencer. “Her impeccable teaching style is not only informative but also engaging while fostering a deep appreciation for the subject among students.”  

Inspired by the positive impact she has on young minds, for Dr. Singkornrat, every day in the classroom is a reminder that she made the right decision.

Principal of the Year 

Kassandra Fried
Cypress Bay High School 


Kassandra Fried, principal at Cypress Bay High School, joined the District 21 years ago as a French teacher. Fried believes every student should have access to a comprehensive, inclusive and empowering education. 

“Creating an inclusive environment is vital to ensuring that every student has access to educational opportunities. My priority as principal is to advocate for a student-centered approach that focuses on meeting the needs and strengths of each student,” Fried said. “I strongly believe in nurturing a well-rounded education that goes beyond academics and encompasses the emotional and ethical aspects of each student’s growth.” 

“Ms. Fried is an instructional leader and mentor, who understands the value of professional and personal relations. She has created an exceptional learning environment for both students and staff,” Director Teresa Hall said. “To achieve this goal, she builds relationships with teachers, staff, students and community stakeholders based on trust.”

Proficient in four languages, and a mother to six children - including triplet boys - Fried is proud that all her children are products of BCPS. This further motivates and inspires her commitment to creating a supportive and enriching educational environments for all students. 

Assistant Principal of the Year

Rosheika Y. H. Rolle
James S. Rickards Middle School 


Rosheika Rolle is an assistant principal at James S. Rickards Middle School. Starting her professional career in education 18 years ago as a third-grade teacher, she has spent the last seven years in education leadership. 

“Every child has the capacity to learn, and it is our responsibility as educators to tailor our approach to meet their individual needs,” Rolle said. “We can positively influence their development, offer enriching experiences and opportunities, and ultimately shape them into becoming well-rounded global citizens who contribute to creating a better tomorrow.” 

“Ms. Rolle has the unique ability to bridge gaps, facilitate collaboration and build strong relationships among all stakeholders,” Principal Erick Gurreonero said. “This talent not only contributes to a harmonious school culture but also enhances the effectiveness of our educational programs. Her passion, dedication and vision for education are truly inspiring.”

A proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Rolle aims to fulfill her purpose in life by being the catalyst that helps others overcome challenges and reach their full potential.

School-Related Employee of the Year

Rachel Robuste
Liberty Elementary School


Rachel Robuste is the Community Liaison at Liberty Elementary School with 17 years of experience at BCPS.

Robuste passionately champions her school by spearheading the creation of impactful community partnerships that enrich student learning and expand educational opportunitiesThrough her tireless efforts in coordinating vital community partnerships, she has significantly enhanced resources and strengthened connections between the school and the community.

“Ms. Robuste is a living example of a humble servant. She has a genuine love of people and is always willing to assist whenever and wherever needed,” Assistant Principal Donna Styles said. “She regularly comes to school ready to serve students, parents, teachers and staff. As a result, she has built an excellent rapport with all stakeholders.” 

Robuste’s childhood in Haiti was filled with horses. Her family owned a farm, and she learned to ride at an early age. Racing with her brothers honed her riding skills. Although she does not own a horse now, she cherishes visits to a friend’s ranch, finding both joy and a therapeutic connection with these incredible animals.


Caliber Awards Sponsors
The Caliber Awards presenting sponsor is BrightStar Credit Union. Other sponsors include Aetna, After School Programs (ASP), Broward Education Foundation, Broward Principals’ and Assistant Principals’ Association, Broward Teachers’ Union, COMCAST, The Corradino Group, Florida Grand Opera, JC White Architectural, JetBlue, Nova Southeastern Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice, and Sunshine After School Childcare. 

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