Middle Gate Elementary School music teacher Tina Jones was recognized during the Board of Education’s meeting on Tuesday, September 15, during the board’s Celebration of Excellence portion of the meeting.
Mrs Jones was selected by the district as the 2015-16 Newtown Public School Teacher of the Year, and the district announced the honor in June.
The Board of Education has a practice of highlighting accomplishment in the district during its Celebration of Excellence portion of meetings.
Throughout my eight years as a Newtown resident, I have been keenly aware that our community is based on the strong educational foundation that we provide to our children. That is what excited me to run as a successful candidate two years ago for the Newtown Board of Education and still shapes my commitment to serve.
As the Board of Education heard during a presentation at its September 1 meeting, years of work will culminate with a visit representatives of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) next month.
“I’m really excited to be a part of this process with such an outstanding school and a dedicated staff who have put in such a great deal of time and energy and enthusiasm over the last few years,” said NHS Principal Lorrie Rodrigue.
Geralyn Hoerauf of Diversified Project Management presented the sixth phase of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School building project before the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, September 1.
“As you might recall, every time we submit a phase to the State of Connecticut, we have to have that phase of construction documents and budget approved first by the Public Building and Site Commission as the building committee then you bring them to the Board of Ed,” said Ms Hoerauf.