September 21, 2018

First Day for Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Goes Smoothly, Whritner Named ‘Teacher of the Year’

It was the first day of the new school year for Lyme-Old Lyme (LOL) Schools yesterday.  Facebook was littered with “First Day Photos” of, in most cases, smiling students setting off to their new classes and sometimes, school for the first time.

Elementary School teacher Sue Whritner was named 2018-19 Teacher of the Year at LOL Schools’ Convocation on Monday.

During Convocation on Monday, when all employees of LOL Schools gather together for a ‘Pre-Start of School’ assembly, Mile Creek School Principal Patricia Downes announced that Sue Whritner from Mile Creek had been selected as the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year.  Whritner was immediately given a standing ovation and plenty of loud cheers by her peers.

Downes also announced that the 2018-19 Non-Certified Employee of the Year was Instructional Aid Jen Harvill, who similarly works at Mile Creek. Harvill received a lengthy standing ovation as well.

A smiling Jen Harvill acknowledges the applause from her colleagues after being named 2018-19 Non-Certified Employee of the Year on Monday.

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools Superintendent Ian Neviaser told LymeLine, “We had a great opening filled with smiles and excitement about starting a new year.  Everyone was thankful that we installed air conditioning last year in all buildings.  This certainly will make the first couple of days much more productive.  We are excited to have everyone back and look forward to this year’s successes.”

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