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Marshall County’s Huff State Finalist for Service Personnel of the Year

Washington Lands Elementary School Pre-K Aide Colisia Huff was named one of the three finalists for West Virginia School Service Personnel Member of the Year.

Huff was recognized by the West Virginia Board of Education for her accomplishments during Tuesday evening’s Marshall County Schools Board of Education meeting. WV BOE member Dr. James Wilson was in attendance to present Huff with a plaque on behalf of the state department.

Back in April Huff earned Service Personnel Member of the Year for Marshall County Schools, making her eligible for the state honor. Huff has been employed as an aide in Marshall County Schools for nearly 6 years. She was the project leader for the elementary school’s Little Free Library.

The 2019 West Virginia School Service Personnel Employee of the Year award was given to Lionel Hope Jr., an early childhood assistant teacher at Highlawn Elementary School in Cabell County.

The West Virginia Board of Education established the annual Service Personnel Member of the Year award program in 2010 to recognize outstanding school service personnel employees including aides, bus drivers, cooks, custodians, maintenance workers, office workers and other school service personnel who best exemplify the qualities of an outstanding employee.

The program honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in the performance of their jobs, thereby earning them the respect and admiration of students, teachers, administrators, coworkers and parents. Each year the program honors one person for his or her contribution to the school and community.

The program is designed to work similarly to the state’s Teacher of the Year program, which honors a classroom teacher who inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn, have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues and play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school.

The West Virginia School Service Personnel Association supports this recognition by providing a $500 financial gift to the winner each year. Horace Mann Insurance also provides the winner with a $2,000 financial gift. To learn more about the program visit https://wvde.us/service-personnel-of-the-year/.