Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson congratulates Frank Parker after the Hartselle Alumni Association named the new Hartselle City Schools Make a Difference Award after Parker. | Randy Garrison
Circuit Judge Glenn Thompson congratulates Frank Parker after the Hartselle Alumni Association named the new Hartselle City Schools Make a Difference Award after Parker. | Randy Garrison

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City school personnel lauded for performance

Published 11:44am Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Hartselle City Schools Superintendent Dr. Vic Wilson applauded all six schools and their staffs for exemplary performance in 2013-2014 and implemented a Performance of the Year awards program to recognize outstanding individuals at a yearend combined faculty assembly at Hartselle High School on Friday.

Wilson singled out the faculties from Barkley Bridge, Crestline and F.E. Burleson elementary schools, Hartselle Intermediate School, Hartselle Junior High and Hartselle High and asked each delegation to stand and be recognized.

“Each year the school system goes above board to kick off the school year with great fanfare,” he pointed out. “This year, we’re going to recognize 13 individuals for outstanding performance. We want you to leave today as happy as you were on the first day of school.”

Six support and six certified personnel were announced as winner and were presented engraved plaque and $100 cash award each.

In addition, a Make A Difference award, which was named by Hartselle Alumni Association in honor of retired Hartselle educator Frank Parker, was also presented for the first time. It went to Hartselle High School teacher Jan Walker.

Support performance employee of the year awards were received by Kelly Atkins of Barkley Bridge, Martha Eaton of Crestline, Rose Stansbury of Burleson, Lisa Witherspoon of Hartselle Intermediate, Rhonda Nesmith of Hartselle Junior High and Wynette Orr of Hartselle High.

Certified employee performance of the year awards were presented to Joy Thomas of Barkley Bridge, Lisa Shelton of Crestline, Debra Harvel of Burleson, June Barnes of Hartselle Intermediate, Shane Alexander of Hartselle Junior High and Jan Walker of Hartselle High.

“In year one, I’m excited and happy,” said Wilson. “You are a great faculty and you do a fabulous job. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not a professional.”

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