Two teachers, a daycare lead and a technology specialist have been named Excellence award winners in Wenatchee School District for the Chelan County Excellence Awards. Teachers Jennifer Devereaux and Molly Butler have been named Chelan County Excellence Award winners for certificated staff, and Corrine Cox and Jeff Schoonover are the classified staff Excellence winners.
The Awards honor extraordinary educators, and are sponsored each year by North Central ESD and school districts in Chelan, Grant, Douglas and Okanogan Counties. Wenatchee’s award winners will be honored at the Chelan County Excellence Banquet on May 2 at the Wenatchee Center.
Pictured at left are (top row) Jennifer Devereaux and Molly Butler; (2nd row) Corinne Cox and Jeff Schoonover.
Here’s more about our honorees, and how each of them reacted when they were told they were Excellence Award Winners.
Jennifer Devereaux is an English teacher at WestSide High School: “I am so shocked and humbled by this award. What an honor. Teaching at WestSide High School is a truly amazing experience because I have the opportunity to work one-on-one with my students to help them succeed. Our students deserve the best we can give them and every staff member here at WestSide works daily to make our school a second home for them.”
Molly Butler is an English teacher at Wenatchee High School: “I feel very lucky to do this job every day. I've been fortunate enough to find my passion in life and it is a total joy to work with young adults as they discover theirs.”
Corinne Cox is the Lead for the Before and After School Childcare Program at Washington Elementary: "When Mr. Collins told me about the award, I was both shocked and honored. The Wenatchee School District has been a large part of my life for many years. I am blessed and enjoy what I do. I have had the privilege of meeting some wonderful kids and their families. Thank you so much for this recognition.”
Jeff Schoonover is a technology specialist for the district: “The department I work in is full of very competent technicians that really know their stuff. They’re all sharp and good at what they do.I’m learning from them every day. It astounds me that I would be singled out for an award when there are so many really, really good techs in that department. It’s astonishing to me.”
Congratulations to all the award winners. Wenatchee School District is fortunate to have each and every one of you.