This past week, Wayne County Public Schools recognized school level instructional assistants of the year and beginning teachers of the year. The district also named 2022-2023 Instructional Assistant of the Year, 2022-2023 Beginning Teacher of the Year, and beginning teachers who completed the district’s BT program. The celebration and recognition ceremony was held at the WCPS Professional Development & Family Engagement Center.
Carver Elementary instructional assistant, Amy Person, was named the 2022-2023 WCPS Instructional Assistant of the Year.
“Ms. Person is organized, conscientious and always seeking ways to improve,” states Karla Smith, Carver Elementary principal. “She performs all of her non-instructional duties with a positive attitude and goes the extra mile consistently. You might catch her dressed as the Cat in the Hat or wearing a crazy wig. We never know. As Ms. Person is studying to also join the teaching profession, she is applying what she is learning in her coursework.”
Ms. Person has served as an Instructional Assistant for the past 5 years. She currently works in a Kindergarten classroom.
Spring Creek Middle exceptional children teacher, Carmen Vickory, was named the 2022-2023 WCPS Beginning Teacher of the Year.
“She has an unbelievable ability to build relationships with both her students and their families,” states Dr. Tammy Keel, Spring Creek Middle principal. “She seeks opportunities for her students to grow as well as ways to involve their families in this growth. She is simply amazing! Teaching is a gift that has most definitely been bestowed upon her.”
Ms. Vickory has served as an exceptional children’s teacher for the past three years.
During the recognition 62 teachers were honored with a certificate for completing the district’s three year Beginning Teacher program. Twenty school-level Beginning Teachers of the Year and 29 school-level Instructional Assistants of the Year were also recognized with a certificate for their achievement.