The Board of Education agenda for last night’s meeting included recognition for 2016-17 Watauga County Schools Teacher of the Year Martha Trimble and presentation of an Education Partnership Award to Smart Products for their sustained and generous support of Special Olympics in Watauga County.
As you probably remember, Ms. Trimble was named Teacher of the Year May 13th, the same day she received her master’s degree in middle grades education from ASU. In the attached photo she is shown with Assistant Superintendent and Human Resources Director Dr. Stephen Martin.
In the second attached photo are (left to right), Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott, Special Olympics competitor Courtney Bell, Scott Lewis of Smart Products, and Keron Poteat of Watauga County Parks and Recreation, who also serves as the local Special Olympics coordinator. Bell commented that “I really like Special Olympics as a fun activity,” and Board of Education Chair Ron Henries remarked that “you ought to see her swim – she can do that like a fish.”
Elliott and Henries both expressed their deep gratitude to Smart Products for their generous contributions in support of Watauga County Special Olympics. Smart Products has donated $9,000 over the last three years to help pay for uniforms, travel, food, and other Special Olympics expenses.
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