Morrison Elementary School teacher Angie Childers has been named Warren County School’s Certified Employee of the Month, while WCHS teacher assistant Pam Welch has been named Classified Employee of the Month.
Childers was nominated by Morrison principal Kim Cantrell.
“Her love for children has been something that stands out in her classroom,” said Cantrell. “As a first grade teacher, it is her daily responsibility to teach students the foundational skills of reading as well as to instill the love of reading and that is really the driving force behind Angie’s teaching.”
Continued Cantrell, “In recent years, we had an option to choose a teacher that would serve as a Model Teacher Leader and, for us, Angie fit that role. After much consideration and prayer, Angie trusted and accepted that she could not only help one class of students but had the chance to affect the lives of seven times that amount.”
According to Cantrell, Childers also serves in the Read to Be Ready network and helps to deliver high level professional development to Morrison teachers at school district level. In addition, Childers works closely with Morrison Pre-K through third-grade teachers to help them reach the goal of 90 percent of third graders on their reading level by 2025.
Welch was nominated by SPED Work Based Learning teacher Sheri Garrett.
“For the past 28 years, Pam has worked as a teacher assistant for Warren County Schools,” said Garrett. “I have had the pleasure of working with her closely for the past three years and I have watched her love for students. She greets students each day with a smile on her face and makes an attempt to make school a happy place for each student.”
Continued Garrett, “Whether she is playing music to create a welcoming environment, cracking jokes to add humor to the school day or working with a group of students, you can guarantee that every student feels loved. Pam takes the time to get to know students personally and never misses a holiday or birthday to make each student feel special. Pam is the type of teacher assistant that goes above and beyond each and every day.”
The awards were given for May.