BOE honors employees at meeting


PRUNTYTOWN—On Tuesday, the Taylor County Board of Education celebrated their November Employees of the Month and thanked them for their dedication to the students in Taylor County.

Superintendent Christy Miller shared that she is honored the to be celebrating the great employees at their schools.

“We want to instill in our students and everyone in the community excellence for all,” she voiced.”

First up were the employees at Anna Jarvis Elementary School. Miller announced the employees of the month were Reginia May and Buffy Lough.

She told the board members that each school provided information about the employees to share.

Miller told the board that May came to AJES after the start of the year and the school is happy to have, her there.

“When she came in there were a lot of things that needed to be done, and she came in and worked hard,” she shared. “I know Mrs. Sinclair appreciates that.”

Miller added that May always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face.

Next up was Lough, and Miller told the board that she  is a jack of all trades and doesn’t know the word no.

Miller explained that Lough has worked in preschool, special education, first grade, interventionist and now she is a combination of interventionist, academic coach and SAT Chairperson.

“She is willing to step up to the plate and has a lot of skills and knowledge,” read Miller. “You are so positive with students and adults.”

Next up was Flemington Elementary School. The employees of the month were Second Grade Teacher Kathy Jones and Kindergarten Teacher’s Assistant Judy Maddix.

Miller read that Jones is a very hard-working teacher that goes above and beyond the call of duty.

“She is a  leader and always gives a 100 percent in all that she does,” she added.

Miller told the board that they are very blessed to have Jones at the school.

Maddix, was not present at the meeting, but Flemington Elementary School Princpal Melissa Lampinen accepted her pin.

At West Taylor Elementary School Secretary Connie Mayle and first grade teacher Kathy Noble were recognized.

Mayle was not present, but Miller read Mayle is the secretary at the school and she does a wonderful job.

Miller shared that she has known Noble for a long time.

“I know what a dedicated teacher she is,” Miller voiced. “She is innovated, create and is not afraid to try anything new.”

Miller continued that she is a very dedicated teacher and it’s an honor to thank her for all that she does.

Next up was Taylor County Middle School. The employees of the month were Secretary Amanda Fernatt and Teacher Jill Childers.

Miller read that Fernatt does an excellent job at Taylor County Middle School every day and always has a smile on her face.

Miller told the board that Childers is an outstanding seventh-grade math teacher and is the kind of math teacher that helps students like math.

“She does a lot of different things to prepare our kids” she expressed. “You understand how important it is, and I cannot thank you enough.”

Last, but not least was Grafton High School where three employees were recognized for their dedication.

Miller read that Teacher Barbara Watkins has 20 of years of experience and is very innovated.

“You are always looking for different ways to really involve the students in your class,” she added.

Next up was the dynamic duo Brenda Harris and Krista Perks.

Miller read that their positivity travels with the students, and they provide much needed support to students that need a little extra help.

She told the board that duo travels with students throughout the day to their classes and supports their needs.

“Above all else you do what we like to see, which you just love your students every day,” Miller expressed.

Each employee received a pin and the board members thanked the employees for their hard work and dedication to the schools.

At the end the recognition, the board members thanked employees for all that they do.

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