Washington Elementary paraprofessional/substitute teacher Britney Stone is the recipient of the Superintendent’s Bell Ringer Award for February.

The monthly award is a way for Superintendent Steve Triplett to honor Sedalia 200 staff members who put the district’s mission statement into action and those who display exemplary effort in celebrating student success. Winners are selected from nominations made by staff members and administrators.

Stone’s nominator wrote: “Britney is a paraprofessional who has become our building substitute due to shortages with subs/staff members sick. She is so positive, great with kids, and develops such a positive connection with students and staff. ... Since she is going to school to be a teacher, this is also great practice. She is going to be such a great future teacher for Sedalia 200 and we are truly building our own within our own buildings. Support staff see teachers and want to become them."

Triplett said, “Schools across the country are challenged trying to fill teaching and support staff openings. Ms. Stone’s work as a para has been important, but her ability and willingness to fill in for teachers at Washington has been a true asset for that building and its students. Her connections with Washington’s students ensure their learning will remain on track when she steps in for an absent teacher. We are fortunate to have her in Sedalia 200."

Other nominees for February were: Stephanie Jackson, Parkview Elementary; Kara Klein, Angie Meyer, Margie Meyer and Amy Woolery of Heber Hunt Elementary; Lisa Young, Kaitlyn Evans, Angie Logan, Misty Tow and Laura Beth Fisher, Smith-Cotton Junior High; Lindsey Fish, Shelley Lutjen, Melissa Wissman and Jessica Watson, Sedalia Middle School; and Julie Willadsen, Smith-Cotton High School.

In the photo: PIC1: Sedalia School District 200 Superintendent Steve Triplett, right, presents Washington Elementary paraprofessional/substitute teacher Britney Stone with the Superintendents’ Bell Ringer Award on Wednesday, March 9, at the school. At left is Washington Principal Lisa Volk.

PIC2: Superintendent Steve Triplett jumps in on Britney Stone’s FaceTime call with her mother, a National Guard member on deployment, to share the news that Stone received the Bell Ringer award.

Sedalia School District 200
Sedalia School District 200

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