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Tyler County School Board Honors Teachers and Retirees

By Staff | Jun 10, 2015

Photo by Ed Parsons Pictured are Retirees, Front Row- Debbie Leasure, Lori Helmick, Betty Craven, Jan Miller. Back Row, Robin Daquilante, Harley Stewart, Greg Goodfellow, Bonnie Henthorn, P.J. Wells, Scott Strode, Linda Hoover, Jimmy Wyatt, John Hoyes, and Paulette Christen. Absent is Kenneth Lancaster.

At the Tyler County Board of Educations regular meeting on Monday, June 1, Superintendent of schools Robin Daquilante presented the teachers of the year awards for 2015.

Representing Tyler Consolidated High School as 2015 teacher of the year was John Hoyes. From Tyler Consolidated Middle School Jill Wagner took the award; Selected from Sistersville Elementary was Lori Daughtery and from A.I. Boreman, the award was presented to Ben Thomas.

Thomas, was also selected as the county teacher of the year and will be representing Tyler County in the state competition against the rest of the states county winners.

Also honored on Monday were the 2015 retirees. Nine retirees were presented certificates and life-time sports passes to all Tyler Consolidated sports events. The board expressed its thanks to Shawna Griffin, Ryan Walton and Kent Yoho for creating the sports passes that were presented.

Pauleete Christen, was honored for 20 years of service as a regular employee; Betty Craven, 20 years of service as a regular employee; Greg Goodfellow, 38 years of service as a regular employee; Lori Helmick, 22 years of service as a regular employee; John Hoyes, 36 years of service as a regular employee; Kenneth Lancaster, 27 years of service as a regular employee; Janice Miller, over 29 years of service as a regular employee.

Superintendent Awards Teachers at the Board of Eucation meeting, pictured are board members and teachers of the year, left to right; John Hoyes, Board Members Bonnie Henthorn, P.J. Wells, Superintendent Robin Daquilante, Board Members Scott Strode, Linda Hoover, Ben Thomas, Lori Daughtery, and Board Member Jimmy Wyatt. Absent is Jill Wagner.

“On behalf of the Board of Education and all of the students’ whose lives you have touched while working in the Tyler County School System. I’d like to thank all of you for your years of loyal and dedicated service.” said Daquilante.

“The Board would like to present you with two tokens of appreciation; a life-time pass to events at TCMS/HS, and a certificate of appreciation. As I call your name I would appreciate it if you would come forward to shake my hand. These nine (9) retirees represent a total of over 247 years of service to Tyler County,” added Daquilante. She stated, “The Board wishes all of you good health and happiness during your retirement.”

At Monday’s meeting the board also approved proposed changes to the school employees Dental/Optical Plan, Budget Revisions and a supplement to increase the salary offered to candidates for the position of Speech Language Pathologist, including currently employed Speech Language Pathologists. It was noted the position had been advertised 14 times without success. The increase will be $4,000.

Several other requests were also approved:

Jennifer Eakin for her son, Luke Ryan Eakin, to be released from Tyler County Schools in order to attend Wetzel County Schools for the 2015-16 school year.

Shawna Griffin, to use the auditorium, concessions and parking lot to hold an illusion show on Oct. 10, 2015.

Joe Semple, to use the track area at Tyler Consolidated to hold a Pyles Elite Speed and Agility Camp from June 1 through July 10.

Shay E. Neff for her son, Dameon Moore, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the 2015-16 school year, pending approval from Wetzel County Board of Education.

James Mason permission for the Tyler Knights Youth League to use the football field, concession stand and practice field at Tyler Consolidated to hold practices and games from July 27 through Oct. 31, 2015.

Jeremy Poole for his daughter, Adonis Grace Poole, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the 2015-16 school year, pending approval from the Wetzel County Board of Education.

Melissa Brahma, for her son, Coy Crone, to be released from Tyler County Schools for the school year 1015-16, pending approval from Peasants County Board of Education.

Resignations Approved:

Betty Craven, early childhood classroom assistant teacher, resignation by retirement, effective June 30, 2015..

Bob Jones, Jr., Head Middle School Boy’s Basketball Coach, effective May 19, 2015.

Joe Semple, Evening Events Coordinator, Tyler Consolidated Middle and High Schools, effective June 30, 2015.

The next regular meeting of the Board of Education will be held on June 15, at 7 p.m. at the Tyler County Board Office located on Dodd Street in Middlebourne.