Archived Stories for Union County Public Schools
Kelley Contrera - Teacher of the Year
Monday morning at Union Elementary was not an average school day. At least, judging by what students and teachers were wearing! Monday kicked off spirit week for Red Ribbon Week. Students who promised to stay drug free participated in spirit days at school. Monday was pajama day and students and teachers enjoyed rolling out of bed and wearing their pajamas to school. Other spirit days were as follows:
- Tuesday - Hat Day
- Wednesday - Team Day
- Thursday - Camo Day
- Friday - Union Spirit Day
Not only was Monday pajama day but it was also the day Union's teacher of the year would be announced! Students in Mrs. Kelley Contrera's classroom were sitting in their comfy pajamas working diligently on their assignments when they were surprised by a special visitor. Mrs. Deaton entered the room with a huge vase of flowers. Mrs. Contrera and her students were excited to learn that she had been named teacher of the year for Union Elementary!
Mrs. Contrera, along with Lisa Foster, Catherine Kennedy, and Christy Keziah were in the running for teacher of the year. These hard working ladies went through a series of interviews and observations in order to determine who the winner would be. While each teacher brings something special to Union Elementary School, the interview panel chose Mrs. Contrera to represent Union at the county level. Valorie Slate and Jennifer Williams were also nominated, however, due to their unique job descriptions, these two would not have been able to represent Union at the county level. Therefore they decided to take themselves out of the running and allow a classroom teacher to show what great things Union does each and every day.
Congratulations Mrs. Contrera for being named Union's Teacher of the Year! You are a wonderful asset to our school and we are proud to have you represent us!
Written by: Jennifer Williams
Posted: Oct 27, 2011 by Jennifer Williams