TOY / Welch
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 Welch

Kimberly Warriner

Kimberly Warriner has three years teaching experience at George Welch Elementary School in Dover. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. “When I be-came a kindergarten teacher, I became a little bit of every-thing. I became a master in reading, math, writing, science, and social studies. I became a passer of knowledge, an instiller of the love of learning, a stepping stone into the school world. I became an introduction to the world of letters, numbers, words, and books. I became a planner, an actor, a sing-er, a dancer, a nurse, a custodian, a coach, a cheerleader, and so much more. So did I become the hardest possible thing I could? Did I do something that just wows people when I tell them that I am a teacher? Without a doubt...I did!”