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Young, Bond named Employees of the Year
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Director of Schools Grant Swallows, left, congratulates Chad Young on Monday night as the school system Certified Employee of the Year.
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Director of Schools Grant Swallows congratulates Angela Bond on Monday night as the school system Classified Employee of the Year.

Chad Young and Angela Bond have been named Employees of the Year for Warren County Schools for the 2020-21 school year.

The two had previously been honored as Employees of the Month. Recipients for Employee of the Year are selected from those honorees.

Young is a special education teacher at Irving College School. He was nominated by principal Rachael Graves, who is now principal at Hickory Creek. Young receives the honor as a certified employee.

Said Graves, “Not only does he excel in his special education classroom, working with students daily to set goals and progress toward them in a fun and interactive way, he goes outside of the basic job description of a teacher to improve our school.” 

Graves said that Young goes above and beyond, handling responsibilities that were never asked of him.

“He has spearheaded a landscape renovation project,” said Graves. “This included securing donations for plants and materials, gathering help from volunteers in the school and community, and giving his personal time to complete the project before our spring awards programs and graduation ceremonies.”

Bond is a special education census clerk who was nominated by special education director Candice Willmore. Bond receives the honor as a classified employee.

Said Willmore, “Angela began her work at Warren County Schools while still in high school. She has been a tremendous asset to our department throughout the years. She is the go-to for all things related to special education.”

Willmore said Bond’s attention to detail is one thing which sets her apart.

“She is meticulous in all her work, which is extremely valuable during our continuous monitoring seasons,” said Willmore. “Our department depends on Angela for so many things, and we do not thank her enough for the support she provides us.”

The two were honored Monday night at the School Board’s monthly meeting for August.