By Colin Flanders
When Kelly McClintock entered the Thomas Fleming School gymnasium recently, she knew something was up. While the annual winter solstice sing-along may be popular among students, this year’s event had an unusual pair of guests—her parents.
Moments later, the Williston native was announced as the recipient of the 2016 Excellence in Education Foundation Award. The award, presented by fund trustee Miles Heller, came with a $5,000 grant to be used however McClintock wants. She had no idea it was coming.
“It’s a big honor,” she said. “I think it represents all the teachers in Essex Junction. We work really hard and it’s not always an easy job, so it’s really exciting to see that people do notice your hard work and passion for teaching.” [Read more…]