|Barbara Ellis, Karyn Smith, Jenny Jorgensen and Karen Jagolinzer|
|Jenny Jorgensen and Rick Biskup|
We congratulate Jenny on this wonderful and well-deserved recognition and look forward to honoring her at the banquet in May!
Yarmouth Education Association
Wednesday, March 20, 2017
Dear Colleagues,As president of the Yarmouth Education Association it is my distinct honor to announce that the 2016-17 Educator of the Year Award will go to a member of the Frank Harrison Middle School faculty.
When Joan suggested today as a time for me to come and divulge the name of this year's recipient, it did not escape my attention that it was to be the first day of spring. The two events coinciding is somewhat fortuitous. The vernal equinox is a time of balance; literally as day and night are of equal duration. But there is also a metaphoric aspect to it as well. This year's recipient strikes me as being a model of balance. There are some people who tend to bring turbulence to a placid Sea and there are others who exude calm amidst the chaos. This year's educator of the year is the epitome of the later. Subtlety and grace are adjectives that come to mind. While there are those who seek the spotlight and yearn for recognition, this years awardee tends to allow her colleagues to discover the unique gifts and talents that comprise what it means to be a consummate professional. Much like the recent film, Hidden Figures, the contribution of this individual is best evidenced through her work. While her nominators presented a resume that would be the envy of any professional given the breadth and depth of what has been accomplished over a distinguished career, it is what this person contributes on a daily basis that is so awe inspiring. Her dedication and commitment to education is exceeded only by her humility and grace.
It is with great pleasure that I announce this year's Educator of the Year... Jenny Jorgensen.
President, Yarmouth Education Association
|Jenny Jorgensen and Joan Adler|