Congratulations to 2019 Teacher of the Year Jennifer Vacca and Support Staff Employee of the Year Corrie Posey! The announcement of both awards came during the April 10 dinner to honor the finalists.
Vacca is a special education teacher at Eagle Glen Elementary School. This is her first year in that position, but she has been teaching for 20 years, with 17 years teaching fourth and fifth grades in the Ray-Pec District. Posey is the cafeteria manager at Stonegate Elementary School. This is her seventh year in that position and her eighth year working for the school district.
As the winners, Vacca and Posey each received a $500 cash award, an acrylic desk award, and banners for their schools. Their photos will be on display at the Administrative Services Center. They also received gift cards from Price Chopper and Sonic; and other gifts.
In addition, Vacca receives a Teacher of the Year ring from Balfour, and will be the District’s nominee for Missouri Teacher of the Year. Posey received a bracelet from Noe's Jewelry. Vacca, Posey, and all of the finalists received a plaque, and a bag with gifts, coupons, and other items donated by local businesses.