Dec 14 2017
Congratulations to the ECMS 5th Grade Tropicana Speech Competition winners, and thank you to our 5th Grade ELA Teachers for their hard work in helping our Stingrays write and deliver such wonderful speeches! The winners and titles of their speeches are as follows.
1st place: Sofia Samalot – "Now vs. Back Then"
2nd place: McKazlyn Payne – "Why People Should Adopt Animals"
3rd place: Madison Shaver – "My Little Brother: The God of War"
5th Grade Overall Winners (Pictured L to R)
McKazlyn Payne (2nd Place), Maya Sien (1st Place), Madison Shaver (3rd Place)
Submitted by Candy Bodie
Walton County School District Office \is proud to announce the ESP and TOY for 2018!
Christine Petersen has been selected from the Curriculum and Instruction Department as the District Office Teacher of the Year!
Susan Odom from the Curriculum and Instruction Department has been selected as Educational Support Professional of the Year!
Congratulations to these individuals for performance above and beyond!
Submitted by Keitha Bledsoe
Pictured left to right: Crystal Appel, Christine Peterson, Kay Dailey, Susan Odom.
Dec 14 2017
Dec 13 2017
West DeFuniak Elementary is thrilled to spotlight our Educational Support Person of the Year - Tyler Hudson and our Teacher of the Year - Mrs. Emily Dickey. Tyler has worked as a custodian at WDE for 2 1/2 years. Tyler enjoys coming to work. When you pass him in the hallway, he always has a smile and a kind word to say. He enjoys the people he works with and seeing the kids every day. He says, "Well, I'm just a kid a heart." Tyler's love for his job is evident. We are glad to have him as part of our team. Mrs. Dickey has been teaching for 9 years. She taught Kindergarten for 6 years before coming to WDE three years ago where she now teaches 2nd grade. Mrs. Dickey loves making the children feel at home in her classroom. Building community is a key part of her classroom environment. "I want the students to know that learning can be fun," Mrs. Dickey said. She teaches her students mutual respect between students, teachers, and anyone else they come in contact with outside her class. Stop by Mrs. Dickey's room and you'll probably find music playing. Whether it is used as a timer or to help students with creating a song to help with Math, music fosters that love for learning. WDE is excited to have such wonderful staff members at our school. Congratulations to you both!! Submitted by Jessica Dawkins.