Public schools employee of the month for December is Billy Henry, Sr. an employee at Springville Education Center. Henry was introduced at the December board meeting and presented his award.
The nomination form said, “Mr. Henry is a go-getter who fights vigorously for his students to be included, to fully participate and to excel.” Henry works in the LAA1 program. The nomination said, “In the past, students were self-contained shut out of the full Red River Junior and High school experience. Students now take classes with their peers and are enhancing their skills and passing regular classes.”
Henry told the board, “Thank you so much. I appreciate it. Wow this is a shock.” Henry added, “When I first started teaching 25 years ago I had an older teacher who was leaving. He told me ‘Mr. Henry kids don’t care what you know until they know that you care.’”