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Teacher of year; Service Person of year named for Jefferson County Schools

By Staff | Apr 15, 2016

J.P. Lynch Jr., band instructor at Jefferson High School, and Connie Citro, supervisory aide at Charles Town Middle School, were selected as Teacher of the Year and Service Person of the Year, respectively, by their fellow Jefferson County Schools (JCS) staff members.

More than thirty Jefferson County school staff members gathered at the Moose Lodge in Charles Town on April 6 to celebrate the contributions of all 37 nominees.

One teacher and one service person from each of the 17 schools in Jefferson County, as well as one service person each from the school district’s central office, maintenance department and transportation department, were nominated for the awards.

Jefferson County Sheriff Pete Dougherty spoke and presented special awards during the event.

Among the attendees were school principals, Jefferson County School Superintendent Bondy Shay Gibson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Patrick Blanc and members of the Jeffrson County School’s Board of Education.

According to Gibson, the awards are meant to highlight the efforts of the district’s dedicated and hardworking teachers and staff members.

“It’s so important that we take time to celebrate the people that make a positive contribution to our school system,” Gibson said.

“It was a wonderful evening supporting and celebrating the work our teachers and staff do.”