September 13, 2019 (West Florida Flames - East Lake FL)-- West Florida Flames, East Lake Campus, has provided a soccer program for many years for all skill levels and welcomes players and parents into the campus as family. A very important member of our club is Vicky Tarantino. Vicky has the kindest heart and will sacrifice all she has to make sure players and parents are made to feel welcome to our club and more so an added member to our family. We recently learnt that Vicky was awarded the Bay News 9 A+ Teacher Award. Please see the link below - Spectrum 9 did a story on Vicky!
The article was shared with the club by one of the academy directors, Frank Coorey, and has touched the hearts of the entire staff. Campus Director, Matt Algate, commented after reviewing the article, "We are very blessed to have Vicky as part of our community but even more so to have Vicky be a leader in our West Florida Family. To have that kind of affect on children has to be the most rewarding feeling in the world. The time and effort Vicky gives to the children in both the classroom and soccer program is selfless. Our soccer program would not be what it is today without her. The best way to explain what Vicky Tarantino means to our campus is that she is the Mum in our family, we all look to Vicky for guidance and have the highest admiration for her".
It is staff like Vicky Tarantino that epitomizes West Florida Flames constant drive to make a difference in the community. Congratulations on the award and thank you for your relentless hard work in both the classroom and club!