Robert Smalls International Academy's parent outreach specialist Julia Jaramillo has been named the Beaufort County School District's 2015 Support Person of the Year.
Jaramillo developed a reading program with more than 30 volunteers, wrote literacy grants bringing in more than $5,000 and implemented the "Eat the Rainbow" program with Naval Hospital Beaufort to bring in volunteers to discuss the importance of nutrition and physical fitness.
Along with her duties at Robert Smalls, Jaramillo volunteers with the Boys & Girls Club of the Lowcountry and tutors students after school.
Jaramillo was one of three finalists for the award. The other finalists were computer lab assistant Karen Peluso at Bluffton Middle School and media assistant Stephanie Reed at Hilton Head Island High School.