TOY / Allen Frear
Caesar Rodney
dirt road

... 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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Teacher of the Year at Allen Frear

Amanda Keppel

Amanda Keppel is a grade 5 teacher at Allen Frear Elementary School. With 14 years of experience, Amanda graduated from West Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. “On my first day in first grade, I entered the classroom which was warm and inviting. I looked up at my new teacher, saw her smiling face, and was welcomed like I was the most important person to ever walk into her room. It was within the walls of this classroom that I was instilled with a love of learning that I still possess today. An unknown author once stated, ‘In the years to come, your students may forget what you taught them, but they will always remember how you made them feel.’ I certainly re-member how wonderful my teacher made me feel and to know she cared. From then on I wanted to grow up to be just like her; to let children know how special, and amazing they are and help instill the love of learning in their lives.”