‘Evening of Excellence’ held to honor District Employees

Tons of gratitude was expressed to employees, retirees, school resource officers and former Board of Education members during the Jasper County School District’s ‘Evening of Excellence’ event.  Employees earned their awards based on their leadership, dedication, professional attributes, and positive impact on their students, peers, and stakeholders of JCSD.  Categories and honorees are as listed:

Teachers' of the Year

  • Ridgeland Elementary School - Karesha Taylor-Parnell
  • Hardeeville Elementary School - Shirley Payne-Headen
  • Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School - Deverell Goldson
  • Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School - Ameer Syed

    Rookie Teachers' of the Year
  • Ridgeland Elementary School - Gena Smith
  • Hardeeville Elementary School - Candace Washington
  • Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School - Princess Biggerstaff
  • Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School - Shameka Brown

    Classified Employees’ of the Year
  • Ridgeland Elementary School - Kiona Mitchell
  • Hardeeville Elementary School -Sheila Mitchell
  • Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School - Bailey Moore
  • Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School - Priscilla Hernandez

    Retirees
  • Alvin Adkins
  • Glynda Barner
  • Victoria Cox
  • Janice Bryant
  • Rose Green
  • Cheryl Johnson
  • Clarence Mitchell
  • Mildred Riley
  • Laura Riley

    School Resource Officers
  • Michelle Orr, Ridgeland Campus
  • Gary Sons, Ridgeland Campus
  • Alejandro Ruiz, Hardeeville Campus
  • Stephen Ashby, JCAP

    Principals
  • Ridgeland Elementary School - Renata Johnson-Green
  • Hardeeville Elementary School - Dr. Marlyn Westbrook
  • Hardeeville-Ridgeland Middle School  - Eugene Bellamy
  • Ridgeland-Hardeeville High School  - O'Randal Jackson
  • Jasper County Alternative School  - Dr. Leroy Dinkins

    Past Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Debora Butler
  • Randy Horton
  • Kevin Karg
The teacher of the year for each school is automatically nominated for district teacher of the year.  After reviewing applications and completing several interviews, the 2019-2020 District Teacher of the Year will be announced during the beginning of the school term in August 2019. 
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