Congratulations to Taylor County School District’s Achievement Award Winners for April! The three recipients were recognized at the April Board Meeting on April 8, 2019.
The categories for the TC Achievement Award include TC Leadership (Leadership, Innovation, Team Leader, Project Leader), TC Cares (Service, Kindness, Giving of Time and Talents, Philanthropy), TC Pride (Achievement in the Classroom and Extracurriculars, Teamwork, Work Ethic), and TC Partnership (Community Partnerships, Parent Involvement).
Andrea Lawler, the Taylor County High School Media Specialist, was the recipient of the TC Pride Award. According to her fellow employees, Mrs. Lawler creates systems and structures that help support student learning. She also constantly plans fun events in the library (Human Library, Guest Speakers, Lunchtime Trivia to name a few) to help get students plugged in and connected. On top of managing the library, teaching her classes, and helping with technology, she creates relationships with the community, promotes TC Pride, and leads BETA Club and Cardinal Academy. She has also helped moved TCHS towards a more paperless and collaborative environment with her Google expertise. “Andrea is a lady who makes things happen and truly has our students in mind. She is greatly appreciated!”
Lindsay Wayne, Agriculture Teacher at Taylor County High School and FFA Sponsor, was the recipient of the TC Cares Award. According to her fellow employees, Mrs. Wayne always does more than is required of her for her students. The position of the Ag teacher requires many hours outside the school day and in the summer. In addition to these duties, she goes above and beyond by doing extra things for her students and all FFA members. For example, one morning she was up at 4:30am making breakfast for her students before Christmas break. This is extraordinary for any teacher, but especially a young teacher with an infant and elementary student of her own. She donates A LOT of her time to FFA and stays at school on most evenings after everyone else has gone home. “Mrs. Wayne is very dedicated to TCHS and all of our students. We are lucky to have her!!”
John Pierce, custodian at Taylor County Intermediate School, was the recipient of the TC Cares Award. Mr. Pierce takes his responsibilities seriously as no room, no matter how big or how small, is never neglected and is always cleaned and well-maintained! Mr. Pierce is even know to take home broken (and sentimental) items and fix them for his fellow employees!
Taylor County School District would like to congratulate these three individuals and thank them for their dedication to our students, schools, and community.
The district encourages all of our students, staff, and parents to nominate those people who are making a different within our district. Nomination forms can be found on the district webpage and all four school webpages under Quick Links - TC Achievement Award Nomination.