PRESTONSBURG – Superintendent Dr. Henry Webb has announced that three Floyd County Head Start classrooms have received regional recognition for having the most volunteer hours, having the highest attendance and for being the Teaching Team of the Year.
Those honored from Floyd County Head Start classrooms were Mary Hughes, Debbie Gibson, Carlene Johnson, Amanda Patrick, Misty Knott and Ramona Stewart.
“Congratulations Carlene, Amanda, Debbie, Mary, Misty and Ramona,” Webb commented. “The board team and I are proud of these ladies on our early childhood team and are excited to see them recognized at the regional level.” Webb continues, “Carlene and Amanda from Betsy Layne Elementary had the highest number of volunteer hours for this past school year and this means that parents were a huge part of that classroom and the learning that goes on in there. Debbie and Mary’s classroom at McDowell Elementary had the best attendance in the region. The students averaged over 93 percent for the year and Debbie had perfect attendance.
“Misty and Ramona from Duff Elementary were recognized as the best Teaching Team in the region. There were several components, like attendance, parent volunteer hours and instruction for example, that had to be met to even be considered for this recognition. We’re very proud of Misty and Ramona being named the best of the 64 classroom teams in the region.
“We can’t stress enough the importance of educating children at an early age as we know that 90 percent of the brain is developed by age five. These ladies are making a huge difference in the lives of our youngest students and we want to thank them for going above and beyond for kids.”
For more information on the Floyd County Schools Early Childhood program in Floyd County Schools, visit http://floyd.kyschools.us/district_information/early_childhood.