CLINTON - Five teachers have been named as candidates for the Clinton Education Association Teacher of the Year award. The winner will be announced during the annual spring tea, which closes out the school year in May.
This year's candidates are Jule Baldwin, first-grade teacher at Douglas; Jim Berry, second-grade teacher at Lincoln; Vickie Lagacy, special education teacher at Lincoln; Kathy Patterson, special education teacher at Clinton Junior High; and Carolyn Weiland, a math, reading and physical education teacher at Clinton Junior High.
Baldwin has taught in the district for 23 years and teaches transitional first grade at Douglas Elementary School.
Berry is in his 33rd year at the district, and retires this year. Throughout his career, he has taught at Douglas, Washington and Lincoln schools. Before teaching second grade, he taught special education and transitional first grade.
Lagacy has spent the last decade teaching special education at Lincoln Elementary.
Patterson has been with the district since 1981. In addition to her role in special education, she has also taught special education for behavioral disorders, fifth grade, alternative education and high school alternative education.
Weiland has been with the district for three decades.
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