Robert W. Sims Memorial Award

Robert W. Sims was an employee of the Florida DOE in the 60’s. He was the first Secretary/Treasurer of FAEDS – his signature appears on the original charter. Sims, his wife and one daughter were murdered in their Tallahassee home in October 1966. The Robert W. Sims Award was established in 1969 to recognize a FAEDS member deserving of special recognition for efforts on behalf of FAEDS. It is not mandatory that this award be given each year.

  • 1970 – Mr. Everett Yarbrough
  • 1971 – Dr. Alton Kindred
  • 1973 – Mr. Raymond Parker
  • 1977 – Mr. Randall Johns
  • 1978 – Mr. Michael Staggs
  • 1979 – Mr. Laymon Gray
  • 1980 – Mr. Jack Kelly
  • 1981 – Mr. Terrell Shoultes
  • 1982 – Mr. Bernard Slessinger
  • 1983 – Mrs. Mary Esther Raker
  • 1984 – Mr. Ronald McCord
  • 1985 – Mr. David Brittain
  • 1986 – Mr. Francis Watson
  • 1987 – Mr. Fred Kauffman
  • 1988 – Ms. Marie Dence
  • 1989 – Mr. Steve Botts
  • 1990 – Mr. Fred Rabe
  • 1991 – Dr. Russell Miller
  • 1992 – Mr. David Brittain
  • 1993 – Ms. Mary Haney
  • 1994 – Ms. Annette Barwick
  • 1995 – Mr. Bill Branch
  • 1996 – Ms. Bebe Smith
  • 1997 – Mr. Al LeDuc
  • 1998 – Mr. Dan Cromer
  • 1999 – Mr. Earl Moon
  • 2000 – Mr. Bill Schmid
  • 2001 – Mr. Rich Struense
  • 2002 – Mr. Ron Schoneau
  • 2004 – Ms. Carlotta Appleman
  • 2006 – Mr. Tim Nesler
  • 2007 – Marsha Cole & Bill Piotrowski
  • 2014 – Bill Nimmons & Candy Garcia
  • 2017 – Cali Stringer