Mrs. Laird named "York Soil & Water Conservation District" Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Mrs. Laird for being named the "York Soil & Water
Conservation District Teacher of the Year"!!!! Mrs. Laird was
recognized at a banquet and given a plaque here at school. The
following was written about Mrs. Laird: "Each year the York Soil
& Water Conservation District awards a Conservation teacher of the
year award to an educator who is committed to helping students learn
about environmental issues and conservation of natural resources. As a
first grade teacher, this individual
attended one of our summer teacher workshops and was one of the first to
sign up in 2012 for our garden lesson series for her school, Bethany
Elementary, helping to construct the raised garden beds for the
vegetables her first graders would grow. Thanks to her leadership, all
the first graders in her school had a very successful garden harvest.
The gardens have continued to be used every spring since then. She is
one of the few participating teachers that wanted her students to make a
worm composting bin for the class as part of one of the lessons instead
of just seeing a demonstration of the District’s worm bin, and she has
done a great job of maintaining those worms and using them
instructionally with her students. Now a second grade teacher, she
recycles daily with her students and helps them brainstorm ways to reuse
and repurpose items instead of throwing them away.
We are happy to be able to present the Conservation Teacher of the Year award to Sandra Laird of Bethany Elementary in Clover."