The Dauphin County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees (PASR) presented the Lauretta Woodson Awards to two Central Dauphin School District Employees.
Sharon Steiner received the Outstanding Support Professional Award for her work at Paxtonia Elementary School. As a support professional, she goes above and beyond the call of duty to build strong and caring relationships with the students thus creating a learning environment focused on understanding and meeting the needs of students.
Tara Mitchell was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award as a kindergarten teacher at North Side Elementary School. She has an innate ability to ignite the excitement and love of learning in her students through her creativity and productivity.
The awards were presented by Dorothy Fisher, Central Dauphin's representative to the DCPASR Board.
The Lauretta Woodson Award honors one teacher and one support professional for doing an outstanding job within a public school district or school, by exhibiting creativity, initiative or productivity relevant to the learning process and growth of children.
Lauretta Woodson was a teacher and college instructor at Temple University. Upon retiring, she became a life long member of PASR and bequeathed money to PASR to support public education.