DISTRICT TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Caesar Rodney
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... The district officially came into existence as State Consolidated District No. 1 on July 1, 1915 under the authority of a state consolidation law. Shortly thereafter residents of the area voted 52 to 1 to approve a $12,000 bond to supplement an $18,000 appropriation from the state for the construction of a new school building for grades one through twelve. Not long after that the school board adopted the name of Caesar Rodney for the district and school in honor of the Revolutionary War hero and statesman who had made his home near St. Jones Neck in the eastern part of the county....

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Ms. Andrea LaMotte

Andrea LaMotte teaches grades 6-8 special education at the John S. Charlton Program. With eight years experience, Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Asbury College in Kentucky and a Master of Education from Wilmington University. “The most reward-ing part of teaching for me is watching my students master new academic skills and see the excitement on their face as they realize they accomplished what they have been working so hard on in the classroom. I love looking back at the progress a student has made over a school year and knowing that I helped them get to the point they are at today. I know that the skills that they work on and master today will impact them for the rest of their lives.”