TOY / Postlethwait
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 Postlethwait

Katie Comegys

Katie Comegys is a grade 6 social studies teacher at F. Niel Postlethwait Middle School. With six years experience, Katie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Social Studies from the University of Delaware and a Master of Education in Instruction from Wilmington Univer-sity. “As a teacher, I have provided my students a loving environment while teaching them the information and skills that they’ll need to be successful. I am a firm believer in the fact that students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. I see students out and about that I had years ago; they come up to me, update me on their current grades, friends, boy/girlfriends, accomplishments, social lives, etc. I feel so privileged that I know these young people and even more privileged to know that they have the desire to address me in public. I feel that the relationships I have made with my students are of the utmost importance.”