Emery School District Recognizes Employees of the Year


By Julie Johansen

The Emery School Board announced the district’s employees of the year at June’s board meeting.

The classified employee of the year was Donna Thomas with the child nutrition program at Castle Dale Elementary. Thomas has been with the district for 30 years. The secondary teacher of the year, Layne Hales, is going to start his 40th year with the district in 2019-20. He teaches math at San Rafael Middle School.

Louisa Hendrickson was recognized as volunteer of the year. She has been at Ferron Elementary for several years and has worked with every grade and in all disciplines. The elementary teacher of the year, Gaylene Erwin, was also chosen as the district teacher of the year. Erwin will be now be the principal at Book Cliff Elementary.

The employees were all presented with engraved plaques and thanked for their service to the district.

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