Nanette Harrison has been selected as Emery County School District’s Support Staff Employee of the Year for the 2014-15 school year. Harrison works in the Emery County Schools District Preschool Program based at Cottonwood Elementary School. She has been with the district preschool for 22 years.
Harrison is currently the preschool program assistant with responsibilities including parent communication, scheduling, maintaining financial records, providing staff support and arranging meetings. She is also required to travel district-wide, providing intensive instruction to students needing one-on-one support.
Harrison also took on the added responsibility for the new Waterford Early Learning Program beginning a year ago. The Waterford Early Learning Program is an in-home kindergarten preparedness program that is intended to study the effects of early readiness preparation on school success over a three to four year period. She has dedicated many hours in recruiting and preparing kids and parents for participation.
Harrison is well respected by her peers, being a veteran of the program and a leader in many ways. She exemplifies skills needed for young students to excel in their learning environment. Throughout her career, she has provided her students with a safe learning environment while promoting learning all areas of development.
Harrison was born in Carbon County, schooled for a short time in Emery County, continued her education in Salt Lake and for the past 22 years has been back in Emery County doing what is near and dear to her, giving children a positive, loving experience as they start on their educational path.
“I feel each child is kind, smart, and important,” Harrison quotes Abileen from “The Help.” She continued, “If each child leaves our program with these words in their minds and in their hearts, then my goal has been achieved. To you parents who have entrusted me with your children, I truly love them. Thank you for allowing me into their lives.”
The Emery County School District Board congratulate Nanette on this well-deserved recognition.