These New Philadelphia schools staff members were honored recently for their contributions to the school district. High school science teacher Carla Pry (left) was named the 2019 Charlyn Menapace Educator of the Year; ESL Interpreter Inez Rodriguez (center) was named the 2019 Charlyn Menapace Support Staff Employee of the Year; and Family Advocate Judy McGill (right) was honored for her retirement.
New Phila schools staff members honored
NEW PHILADELPHIA - The New Philadelphia Board of Education is recognizing some employees for their contributions to the city schools.
The board held their 23rd Annual Staff Recognition Banquet on May 15th and named high school science teacher Carla Pry as the 2019 Charlyn Menapace Educator of the Year.
Pry is in her 25th year at New Philadelphia High School where she teaches Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Genetics. She has been the Head Volleyball Coach for 20 years and is the co-Science Department head and the Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior class advisor. She has served on the Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association Board for the last six years, representing District 5 volleyball coaches at the state level.
Pry is a former recipient of the Dr. William J. and Mae Hurst Jackson Award for Distinguished Teaching through the Quaker Foundation. She says her passion is teaching and being around students and that there is no other job she would rather be doing than teaching at the school.
Also during the banquet, ESL Interpreter Inez Rodriguez was honored as the 2019 Charlyn Menapace Support Staff Employee of the Year.
Rodriguez is a 1992 graduate of Livingston Manor Central School in New York. She has worked for both Strasburg-Franklin and Newcomerstown Schools before joining the New Philadelphia City School District. Inez has 16 years of experience and has been an essential part of New Philadelphia Schools for 11 years as an ELL Interpreter and paraprofessional. She is loved by both her students and her co-workers for her positive attitude, dedication and hard work.
Family Advocate Judy McGill was also honored for her retirement and presented with an engraved Warther’s wooden bell, and the following staff members were recognized for their years of service:
Thomas Bitticker, Michael Johnson, Teresa Lawver, Tracy Walker, Erin Watson, John Zucal, Rick Ricer, Mary Knepper, Michelle Keitz, Kimberly Stroup
Heather Agar, Emily Conrad, Rex Degler, Leigh Ann Jones, Mark Limbaugh, Diana Newton, Jill Rippeth, Shelley Stanton, Lisa Stephens, Carol Mutti, Cindy Jones
Joyce Anderson, Kip Brady, Sue Case, Jamey DiFonzo, Amy Hamilton, Kathy Metzker, Heather Rogers, Diane Knox, Melissa Cantu, Tammy Shalosky, Julia Espenschied
Rae Ann Bowden, Heidi Carruthers, Scott Houmard, Carla Pry, Susan Vogel, Ellen Stewart, Tina Frink, Barb Sickinger
Joe Pry, Barbara Wade, Elois Watson
Employees each received a gift of recognition, while the Charlyn Menapace of-the-year winners received an engraved clock and also had their names placed on a perpetual plaque.