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Several parish teachers received teacher of the year awards during the regular meeting of the Franklin Parish School Board Tuesday evening.
Asst. Supt. Wiley McClary introduced the nominees and presented each with a plaque on behalf of the board.
Teachers selected for the 2010 awards are, Blenda McHenry, Middle School Teacher of the Year for Baskin School; Ann Wallace, Elementary Teacher of the Year for Crowville School; Janae Hilliard, Elementary Teacher of the Year for Gilbert Junior High; and Sandra Englerth, Middle School Teacher of the Year for Gilbert Junior High School.
Of the nominees, three teachers have been selected to represent Franklin Parish as 2010 district teachers of the year. They are, Julie Rogers, Franklin Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year; Pamela Ashley, Franklin Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year; and Karen Newman, Franklin Parish High School Teacher of the Year.
"On behalf of the board, we certainly appreciate the work that the teachers have accomplished," said board president Eddie Ray Bryan. "The scores came up at all of our schools and we reached or exceeded our growth targets. And they are totally the reason why."
Julie Rogers teaches fifth grade teacher at Baskin School. She teaches reading, English language arts and science. Pamela Ashley teaches eighth grade English at Crowville Middle School. Karen Newman teaches high school at Franklin Parish High School. (See complete bios and photos in next week's edition of The Sun).
Nominations for the teacher of the year awards are selected by faculty members at each school. After a series of applications and interviews, each nominee has the opportunity to receive district honors as well.
Special sponsor Kelly Martin of Martin Brothers presented each district teacher with a gift during the meeting.
A reception was held before the board meeting Monday evening for the teachers of the year, their families and the principals of each school. In support of the local teachers, Michael McIntosh of Horace Mann provided refreshments for the reception.