Tami R. Brown is a Guidance Counselor at Peterstown Middle School with 26 years experience. She currently has a Bachelor is Science degree in Music Education from Concord University and Master of Arts in School Counseling. Mrs. Brown shared: “I taught Elementary and Middle school music and band for 7 years. I have been a school counselor for the last 19 years. The things I enjoy most in life are spending time with my family and traveling. I also enjoy playing in a praise band with my husband and daughter.” Thank you Tami for all your hard work.
Regina Spencer is a School Counselor at Peterstown Elementary School with 20 years experience. Regina currently has a Masters Degree plus 45 credits. Ms. Spencer shared: “Started my career in education as a Special Education teacher, transferred to Title 1 Reading and Math Specialist, then taught Music. Now I serve as the elementary school Helping others, reading, spending time with family, learning new information, and the Arts (painting, photography, crafting, music, etc...)“ Thank you Regina for all your hard work.
Danielle Clarkson is a Pre-k teacher at Mountain View Elementary with 8 years of experience. Danielle currently has a Bachelor’s Degree. Ms, Clarkson shared: “I started out teaching Kindergarten. I have taught Pre-K for the last 7 years and love it. I love spending time with my family. I enjoy farming and being outdoors. I also enjoy hiking, hunting, and camping.” Thank you Ms. Clarkson for all your hard work.
Patricia Phelps is a Pre-K Floater Aide at Mountain View School with 2 years experience. Patricia currently has an Associate Degree in Business Education Ms. Phelps shared: “In 2017 I was hired as substitute custodian and aid. In 2020 I was hired to spray JMHS and Vo-Tech. Then in 2021, I was hired as the Pre- K floater aid at Mtn View. This is the job I had been hoping for since 2020. I love camping and spending time with my family. I have 2 cats and 3 dogs that are my babies. I also love coloring and doing crafts.“ Thank you Patricia for your dedication.
Honei Long is a 9-12 Math Teacher at James Monroe High School with 11 years of experience. She currently has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Education-Math and PE Ms. Long shared: “I am a James Monroe Graduate, class of 2003. I attended Concord College and was there during their transition from College to University. I graduated from Concord University in December of 2010. I substituted from February to April of 2011. I taught middle school mathematics at Princeton Middle School for 11 years ranging in grades from 6th through 8th; mainly 7th grade the latter part of the 11 years. I transitioned to James Monroe High School just this year (2022) for the 10th grade Math position. I like anything crafty and fun! My favorite thing to do is spend time with the Lord and my family.” Thank you Ms. Long for your hard work.
Erin Copenhaver is a 4th grade teacher at Peterstown Elementary. She is in her 22nd year of teaching. She currently has a Bachelor’s Degree Ms. Copenhaver shared: “I began teaching in Mercer County at Glenwood School. I came to teach in Monroe County when my son was entering kindergarten. I wanted him to go to school in Monroe County. I have been happy to teach at Peterstown since. I taught 6th grade at the middle school and am currently teaching 4th grade. I enjoy being outside. I like to read and draw. I also enjoy cooking, sewing, and crocheting. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.” Thank you Ms. Copenhaver for all you do.
Ms. Pitzer’s class at PES is working hard on learning their 2 multiplication tables! They learned a song to help them.
November 14-18 is American Education Week. Monroe County Schools has chosen to highlight our wonderful employees and all the great work they each do for the students of Monroe County. Please, take the time to thank them for their dedication as we spotlight them individually.
Tips to keeping you and those around you healthy! Wash your hands frequently and properly, wipe down frequently touched surfaces, and stay home when you aren’t feeling well.
Congrats to Mrs.Riffe’s 4th grade class at PES! They won the PES Be Here attendance award for the month of October! Way to show attendance matters.
Jarius Broyles and Tabby Samsel placed 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in Monday’s FFA Regional Large Tractor competition. Not pictured is Gabe Stapleton of Summers Co, who placed 3rd. The students had to pass a written test, parts id, safety and a driving course with both a two-wheel trailer and four-wheel wagon.
On behalf of Communities In Schools of Monroe County and Mountain View Elementary/Middle School we would like to give a special thanks to Mountain Valley Pipeline for the recent grant of $1,500 to use to empower students to confront and overcome personal challenges and structural barriers—so they can take charge of the future they want for themselves, their communities and each other.
Aydin Kleinfelter and Campbell Johnson placed 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in Monday’s FFA Regional Zero Turn competition. Not pictured is Mark Thomas, who placed 3rd. The students had to pass a written test, parts id, safety and a driving course.
Here is the link to purchase tickets for Friday night’s football playoffs round 2! Tickets go on sale today at noon! James Monroe vs Greenbrier West at 7:30 pm. There will be no tickets sold at the gate. Just bring your phone so we can accept your online ticket! https://gofan.co/app/events/788614?schoolId=WVSSAC
Congratulations Angela Taylor! https://www.wvva.com/2022/11/09/octobers-teacher-feature-winner-angela-taylor/
Members of MCTC’s JROTC visited the Lindside Methodist Church and presented a program on Veterans Day.
Veterans Day Assembly at JMHS
Educators rising at Fall conference