Two JPS teachers will be honored by the Western New York Educational Service Council

April Shoup, Celia Wilson

Of them Jamestown Public School teachers will be honored by the Western New York Board of Educational Services.

Jamestown High School English as a New Language paraprofessional, Celia Wilson, will receive the Award of Excellence for Support Staff Services. First-grade teacher at Bush Elementary School April Soup will receive the Excellence in Teaching Award. Both will be honored at the 16th Annual WNYESC Awards Banquet on April 26.

The annual banquet honors teachers, support staff, administrators and school board members. Nominations highlight how the nominee has demonstrated dedication and exemplary service to the district and the regional education community, how the individual has demonstrated leadership, how they have made a difference in the district, and why they is an outstanding member of the district.

Ms. Shoup taught for seven years at Jamestown and is a member of the Bush Elementary School Building Leadership Team, the K-8 Literacy Program Advisory Committee and the Spirit Committee.

Ms. Wilson has also worked for Jamestown Schools for seven years. She assists in classrooms, works on ENL skills with 15-20 students per semester, translates during Regents exams and helps communicate with families.

WNYESC is a nonprofit educational organization affiliated with SUNY in Buffalo representing 70 school districts in an eight-county region.

Janice G. Ball