Audrey Jones, Patty Buckner, Scott Elliott

Audrey Jones accepts her award from Superintendent Scott Elliott and Parkway Principal Patty Buckner.

BOONE — Audrey Jones, a seventh grade science and social studies teacher at Parkway School, has been named Watauga County Schools Rookie Teacher of the Year.

The newest addition to WCS’ yearly teacher recognitions, Rookie Teacher of the Year is awarded to a teacher in his or her first year teaching full time. Candidates are nominated by principals, assistant principals, central office directors and first year teacher mentors for their outstanding work ethic, dedication and skill.

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