Ferguson-Florissant School Names Teacher Of the Year and Support Employee of the Year

Ferguson-Florissant School District Supt. Art McCoy
(left) with Teacher of the Year Ms. Vanessa Howard (center) and Mr. Hershel Johnson (right), both of Johnson-Wabash Elementary School.

Ms. Vanessa Howard is the district’s Teacher of the Year. Ms. Howard is a third-grade instructional coach at Johnson-Wabash Elementary School and has served the District for 14 years. Ms. Howard was selected for her contributions to education in the District which include instilling a love of learning in her students and providing each student with instruction tailored to their needs and learning styles.

“Ms. Howard’s teaching style is based on differentiation, providing individualized educational programming that includes the use of technology and collaborative learning that meets the specific academic and social needs of her students,” said Dr. Art McCoy, Ferguson-Florissant School District superintendent. “Her work is a great example of our commitment to excellence in instructional practice.”

The district named Mr. Hershel Johnson its 2013 Support Employee of the Year.  Mr. Johnson is the head day custodian at Johnson-Wabash Elementary School and received the recognition for his exceptional dedication and significant contribution to the positive learning environment of Johnson-Wabash Elementary School.

“Mr. Johnson is a role model to students, parents and fellow staff through his work ethic and commitment to excellence in all he does,” said Dr. McCoy. “We are grateful for his outstanding service to our district.”

Both award recipients wiere honored  Wednesday, March 13 at the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education’s monthly meeting.

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