|Pattonville announces Teacher, Support Staff of the Year|
|Thursday, May 7, 2020|
Dan Derby, fifth grade teacher at Bridgeway Elementary School, has been selected as Pattonville's Teacher of the Year, and Andrea Baldwin, paraprofessional at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, has been selected as this year’s Support Staff Employee of the Year.
Because Pattonville's annual District Appreciation Night was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, both individuals were surprised with the news of their recognition with drive-by parades at their home, along with the delivery of special yard signs.
Other finalists for Teacher of the Year were Kelley Chestnut, second grade teacher at Parkwood Elementary School, and Tammy Hasheider, district technology specialist at Pattonville High School. Finalists for Pattonville Support Staff of the Year were Cheryl Arnold, secretary at Holman Middle School, and Josie Chapman, paraprofessional at Bridgeway Elementary School.
The district honorees and finalists were previously honored as building-level Teachers and Support Staff of the Year. Other building-level honorees for Teacher of the Year were Jamie Cargal, first grade teacher at Willow Brook Elementary School; Windy Cushman, physical education teacher at Drummond Elementary School; Mia Divine, math and science teacher at Holman; Sarah Funderburk, district technology specialist and instructional specialist at Rose Acres Elementary School; Taylor Koenig, second grade teacher at Remington Traditional School; Pamela Stubblefield, teacher at the Early Childhood Center; and Stephanie Walton, math teacher at Pattonville Heights Middle School.
Other building-level honorees for Support Staff of the Year were Michelle Crocker, permanent substitute at Pattonville Heights; Vicky Davis-Price, lead after-school care instructor at Remington; Cindy Fain, Special School District (SSD) paraprofessional at Willow Brook: Debbie Jansen, high school executive secretary; Sherri Lawrence-Jackson, SSD paraprofessional at Rose Acres; Alicia O'Neal, district courier (honoree in the district services group); Stuart Thomas, Parkwood custodian; and Mike Williams, Drummond custodian.
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Dan Derby is shown with his family after being named Pattonville Teacher of the Year.
Andrea Baldwin is shown with her family after being named Pattonville Support Staff of the Year.