Congratulations to the Danville Independent School District's school psychologist team, who were recognized on April 28 at the Central Kentucky Education Cooperative (CKEC)'s Annual Educator of the Year Luncheon. The DISD nominated them for their outstanding work this year: Jenni Goggin (left), Melissa Marlowe (right), and Tracey Ward (not pictured).
Special Education Director Amy Robbins said Goggin, who was already a counselor at Edna L. Toliver Intermediate School, stepped in part-time as a school psychologist when the district needed someone to fill the role. Taking on this additional role showed a lot of dedication "because both roles are so demanding and require a huge amount of time," Robbins said. She said Goggin "selflessly agreed to assist because she cares so much for our students."
Tracey Ward is a retired school psychologist and agreed to come back and work on an “as needed” basis.
"She also has made personal sacrifices to be a part of our team this year," Robbins said. "She has been such a wonderful asset and a joy to work with."
Melissa Marlowe is a full-time school psychologist for the district and has had to rearrange schedules and pick up extra work due to there not currently being a second full-time school psychologist in the district.
"This has been a big job, and she handled the stress and long hours of this task amazingly," Robbins said. "I don’t know what we would have done without her."
"These ladies are superheroes, and I want to thank and recognize each one of them for all they do for our students as well as our staff every day."
- Annual Educator of the Year Luncheon
- Central Kentucky Education Cooperative
- Danville Independent Schools
- school psychologists