Just in time for decision-making, the Gulf County School Board Tuesday announced the candidates for Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year.

The teachers were to be evaluated in the classroom by a team of out-of-district administrators Wednesday.

The employees are to be interviewed today.

The candidates for district honors were selected by their peers at each site.

The winners will become the district Teacher of the Year and Employee of the Year.

The district winners are typically announced before Christmas; the winners go on to compete for the state honors in each category.

The teachers are: Rebecca Pittman-Smith from Port St. Joe Elementary School; Jae Glass from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School; Jessica Williams from Wewahitchka Elementary and Chevon Johns from Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School.

“It will not be an easy decision,” said Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Lori Price. “The evaluators will have a difficult decision.”

The Employee of the Year candidates are: Stephanie Newsome from Port St. Joe Elementary; Rakeem “Rock” Quinn from Port St. Joe Jr./Sr. High School; Carol Porter from Wewahitchka Elementary School; Adele Paul from Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School; Evan Brumbaugh from the district office and Richard Bowers from maintenance/transportation.

WHS Fine Arts program

The Fine Arts Department at Wewahitchka Jr./Sr. High School will put on its annual program 6 p.m. CT tonight.

The event is free and open to the public.