Congratulations to Wilkey’s Amanda Brown, who received the Education Award during the Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner.
The award was presented by school principal Lisa Skaggs, who described Brown as continually working to “build true connections for our students and their families,” and never more so than during the past year and a half when they were so-needed. “Amanda identified the need for normalcy and took action in many ways.”
Brown organized the first Wave Parade in our community to keep students connected in the early days of the COVID pandemic and to demonstrate "how much we cared for our students," said Skaggs. 'Amanda recognized that our students needed to sustain a strong connection with the school community. The wave parade gave kids the stability that the world could not provide.'
She has also long organized meaningful Veterans Day activities for the school to help students appreciate the sacrifices veterans make, and to understand their role in our communities and our nation. Last spring, she partnered with the American Legion to organize a community project to place flags on veterans’ graves.
Most recently, she brought families together for an extremely successful Halloween Scavenger Hunt with a reading twist.
“I am so honored to be chosen for the Education Award,” said Brown. “I love my school, my students, and my coworkers like crazy. Thanks to my family for being there for this special moment and always supporting me in anything I do.”
In presenting the award, Skaggs went on to call her “an incredibly talented educator,” with pride that “she represents not just Wilkey but all of Grayson County’s dedicated educators.”