Outstanding Students and Staff Recognized by Brooke County Board of Education

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The Brooke County Board of Education recently recognized several staff members and students for their outstanding achievements. Among the honorees were Jami Packer, Brooke County Schools’ Teacher of the Year, and Karen Fox, the district’s Service Personnel Member of the Year.

Superintendent Jeff Crook highlighted Packer’s remarkable accomplishments, noting that she was also named the West Virginia Council of Math Teachers’ Middle/Junior High School Teacher of the Year. A Brooke County native, Packer moved to Florida with her family as a teenager and graduated from Osceola High School. She later attended Oral Roberts University and California State Polytechnic University.

Crook mentioned that Packer initially worked as a special education teacher before transitioning to her passion, mathematics. This is the second time Packer has been named Brooke County’s Teacher of the Year. Crook praised her exceptional teaching skills, stating, “She is one of the best teachers I’ve seen in 29 years,” and adding, “You truly are an inspiration, you truly are one of the best teachers and represent Brooke County Schools very well.”

Both Packer and Fox are employed at Brooke Middle School, which is led by Principal Jennifer Sisinni. Crook shared that Fox started as a substitute custodian in the school district in 2002 and has since worked at various schools, including the high school, Brooke Intermediate North, Brooke Primary North, the former Follansbee Middle School, and her current position at the middle school, where she heads the custodial department.

Crook praised Fox as a hard worker who enthusiastically takes on any task assigned to her, and noted that the kids and staff adore her.

Additionally, the school board recognized Michelle Mahan, a substitute aide at Brooke Primary South, for her quick thinking and life-saving actions. On March 21, Mahan applied the Heimlich maneuver to a choking student, potentially saving the child’s life. Crook expressed gratitude for Mahan’s prompt response and commended her for her heroic deed.

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