Employees of the Year Celebration

img_0055Haywood County Schools marked the end of the 2015-16 school year with an end-of-year reception for employees on Tuesday, June 14 at Haywood Community College. The ceremony celebrated the school system’s 30 employees who retired during the school year, as well as employees of the year.

“It’s always a great pleasure for us to recognize our retirees and outstanding employees,” Dr. Bill Nolte, Haywood County Schools associate superintendent, said. “We truly appreciate these employees who have done so much for the children of Haywood County.”

2016-2017 Haywood County Schools’ Principal of the Year

Travis Collins, Tuscola High School

2016-2017 Teachers of the Year

Bethel Elementary School – Karen Hopkins

Bethel Middle School – Barclay Taylor

Canton Middle School – Rhonda Wester

Central Haywood High School- Bronson Gross

Clyde Elementary School – Nanette Renegar

Haywood Early College – Doug Hanson

Hazelwood Elementary School – Casey Conard

Jonathan Valley Elementary School – Ashley Caldwell

Junaluska Elementary School – Sharon Cagle

Meadowbrook Elementary School – Kimberly Messer

North Canton Elementary School – Amber Turner

Pisgah High School – Harold Shepard

Riverbend Elementary School – Julia Hernandez

Tuscola High School– Erica Smiley

Waynesville Middle School – Noal Castater

2016-2017 Teacher Assistants of the Year

Bethel Elementary School – Kelly Henson

Clyde Elementary School – Beverly Sisti

Hazelwood Elementary School – Missy Jenkins

Junaluska Elementary School  – Marsh Parris

Jonathan Valley Elementary School – Linda Rathbone

Meadowbrook Elementary School – Heather Mull

North Canton Elementary School – Martha Thorensen

Riverbend Elementary School – Debbi Caldwell

Tuscola High School – Joann Grasty

2015-2016 Employees of the Year

After School Care – Amy Forga

Bus Driver – Carol Harkins

Child Nutrition – Sherrie Kilby

Custodian – Manuel Gamez

Instructional Support – Haley Kerby

ITC  – Ben Early

Maintenance – Heath Stevens

Office Support – Tonya Mintz

Teacher Assistant – Sherrie Tew