School board recognizes outstanding Woodrow Wilson honorees

School board recognizes outstanding Woodrow Wilson honorees
Posted on 10/09/2017
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The Kannapolis Board of Education was proud to recognize outstanding representatives from Woodrow Wilson Elementary School as the honorees for September, 2017. Due to inclement weather in September, the recognitions were held at the October board meeting.

We are very grateful to the Mary Beth Burgess State Farm Insurance Agency for donating $100 to the Woodrow Wilson library in appreciation of the honorees.


  • Ava Parker:  Ava is a 2nd grader at Woodrow Wilson. She is a hard-working and well-rounded student who always attempts everything that is asked of her. She excels academically and takes pride in all that she does. Ava is a positive role model who often performs random acts of kindness without seeking anything in return. She can be humble and quiet at first, but it doesn’t take long to see that she is an amazing young lady with so much to offer. She makes everyone at Woodrow Wilson extremely proud. 


  • Freddy Dapper:  Freddy is a 4th grade student at Woodrow Wilson. He is a young man who always has his nose in a book and a smile on his face! Freddy puts forth his best effort and stays focused on academics while making sure he supports his peers as a good friend. He always wants to be challenged, and he loves learning new and exciting things in class. He is a great kid and a tremendous role model for his younger brother Kyler who is a first grader at Woodrow Wilson.


  • Shannon Dapper: Shannon is a tremendous asset to Woodrow Wilson and works extremely hard to support the school. She is the parent that doesn’t know how to say no! She attends every PTO meeting and offers outstanding ideas. She is extremely dependable and does an amazing job of tapping into the community to seek out resources and support. Shannon has outstanding communication skills and has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and valued. She engages in all school related events and works hard to see that Woodrow Wilson is successful in all that it does. She wants to do what’s best in all situations, but most of all, she wants Woodrow Wilson’s hard working teachers to feel appreciated for all their hard work.


  • Elaine Walker: Elaine is the substitute teacher that all schools and teachers have on speed dial! She has been a part of the Woodrow Wilson family for several years, and everyone at Woodrow appreciates her efforts and support. Elaine has filled in for several long-term maternity leaves over the years, which is certainly a challenge. During the months of ongoing coverage, she always comes in early and stays late to make sure the instructional day goes as planned. Elaine seamlessly enters a classroom and picks up instruction from lesson plans, offers love and care to students, and ensures the safety of all. Everyone at Woodrow has been so very lucky to have Elaine on their team.


  • Effie Rayburn: Effie Rayburn is an amazing Instructional Assistant. According to the folks at Woodrow, she’s been part of the Woodrow family since dinosaurs roamed through K-Town. She has 12 years of experience at Woodrow, so her knowledge of best practices for kindergarten is like no other! Effie wears many hats, and there is nothing that she will not do. She has high expectations not only for herself but also for her students. She holds them accountable for their learning and effort. She also is very hands-on with instruction, and she gives lots of support with integrating visual tools. Her teaching style engages her young audience and make her extremely effective. Effie will ask how she can help, and there is never a task she can’t accomplish. Students of all ages love Mrs. Rayburn, which is easy to see by the big smiles and hugs she gets every day!


  • Olivia Myers: Olivia started her journey with Team Woodrow as a UNC Charlotte student teacher during the 2014-15 school year. She has taught 3rd grade the past two years and has graduated to 4th grade for the current school year. Olivia achieves outstanding student growth and achievement! She does this with ease because she is so talented with engaging her learners. She also understands the importance of teaching soft skills to build character. Her means of giving interventions is extremely supportive, and she is able to close achievement gaps for her students. Olivia also engages herself within the culture of the school by being on a variety of committees and clubs. She is always so positive. Her love and care radiate to those around her. There is never a day where you won’t see a smile on her face and hugs being offered to her students. Woodrow is a better place because of Mrs. Myers, and we’re so thankful for all of her hard work and dedication!



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