Jerry Welch is congratulated for being named a Friend of Education Friday during the WCCTA meeting. – Cindy Dagnan photo

Friends of Education recipients Bob Koch and Jerry Welch. (Preston Dodd not present.)

Teachers recognize Friends of Education

The Webb City Community Teachers Association on Friday recognized their annual Friends of Education.

Receiving the awards this year were Bob Koch, a retired bus driver, and two head custodians, Preston Dodd at Mark Twain Elementary, and Jerry Welch, at Webb City Middle School.

WCCTA also recognized staff members for service milestones:

Retirees/Over 30 years:
Jill Short, Tracy Metcalf, Janel Smith, Dana Perry, Nancy O’Banion, Cindy Richardson, Aimee Cooper, Kelli Garvey, Rhonda Lawrence, Sherri Hostetter, Stephanie Moore and Leigh Ann Goswick.

30 years:
Tracy Metcalf, Amy Muench, Dana Perry, Nancy O’Banion, Aimee Cooper and Laura Hoog.

25 years:
Annett Ross, Nikki Stettes, Cindy Richardson, Carrie Mayes and Brenten Byrd.

20 years:
Andrea Beecham, Nikki Owens, Amanda de la Cerda, Naomi Meinershagen, Bruce Vonder Haar, Alicia Withers, Alicia Zornes and Cory Larson.