JEFFERSON — Ashe County Schools recently announced the recipient of the Classified Employee of the Year for 2019-20 is Robin Scott, a teacher assistant at Blue Ridge Elementary.
Scott began her career with Ashe County Schools in January 2002. According to an ACS release, Scott is dedicated to her job, takes pride in her work and wants the best for the students.
Scott’s nomination said that she “demonstrates compassion for all students and adults at Blue Ridge Elementary. Her down-to-earth, logical approach has allowed her to relate to students and faculty on a close, interpersonal level. She most often works in a one-on-one environment to provide quality instruction that has elevated these students learning potential and set the foundation for their future growth.”
Scott accepted a leadership role at BRES, and is very willing to fill in where needs arise, according to the release.
“Her willingness to go beyond in any area has created an atmosphere of cooperation and trust throughout the school,” ACS said in the release.
ABOUT THE AWARD
The nomination period was March 1-31. All nominations were collected from community members, co-workers and administration and collected by the Human Resources Office. Each nominee was screened by Central Support Services staff to determine eligibility. Nominees were then organized by site or school. A list of nominees was sent to the respective sites or schools. Employees had an opportunity to vote by ballot for the finalist from their school or site.
The top finalist from each school or site had the opportunity to complete a questionnaire and participate in a county-wide interview to determine the Ashe County Schools Classified Employee of the Year.
The following is a list of employees who were nominated from each school or site: Tim Walton, Ashe County High School; Beth Hodges, Ashe Early College; Carrie Blevins, Ashe Early Learning Center; Christine Richardson, Ashe County Middle School; Scott, BRES, Crystal Crouse, Mountain View Elementary; and David Higgins, Westwood Elementary.