Kent County Middle School English teacher Kaitlyn Wright, center, receives the Golden Anchor Award at a Board of Education meeting Jan. 9. Presenting the award are Kent County Public Schools Supervisor of Human Resources Dan Hushion and Superintendent Dr. Karen Couch.
ROCK HALL — An English teacher at Kent County Middle School was honored with the Golden Anchor Award this month for her work with students.
Kaitlyn Wright received the Golden Anchor Award at a Kent County Board of Education meeting held Monday, Jan. 9.
The Golden Anchor Award is presented each month to staff members or groups of employees who exemplify the mission and core values of Kent County Public Schools.
“Kent County Public Schools is an anchor organization that creates an environment of academic excellence through a collaborative, equitable and rigorous learning community,” the mission statement reads.
Nominations may be submitted by Kent County Public Schools staff members, parents and students.
At the Jan. 9 board meeting, Supervisor of Human Resources Dan Hushion highlighted Wright's work with students — notably through directing last month's student production of "A Christmas Carol."
"It was a success because of her leadership and devotion to our students," Hushion read from a letter nominating Wright for the award.
Wright was called "an absolute rock star" in the nomination letter.
"She is somebody who continues to go above and beyond the classroom for all of her students," Hushion said.