The Board of Education recognized Jeff Lyons and Monica Bolick who were recently awarded with Wade Brown Award for Community Involvement
from the Boone Chamber of Commerce. Lyons and Bolick accepted the awards on behalf of the WCS Transportation and Child Nutrition
departments for their efforts in feeding students over the course of the pandemic.
The board also recognized Watauga County Schools Family Resources Coordinator Yolanda Adams who was recently awarded the Baker/Jones Woman
of the Year Award from the Boone Chamber of Commerce.
The board recognized two exceptional children teachers, Amanda Storey and Kelly Rush, who were both named Extraordinarily Exceptional
Educators — a yearly distinction for professional excellence voted on by their peers. They are pictured with Watauga County Schools Director of
Exceptional Children’s Education Dr. Mike Marcella.
The school board recognized Watauga County Schools Director of Exceptional Children’s Education Dr. Mike Marcella who was recently
presented with the Distinguished Service Award from the North Carolina Council for the Administration of Special Education.