School district recognizes outstanding teacher, staffer

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Sheena Dhamsania was named 2019 Teacher of the Year and Joyce Sawczuk as its Staff Person of the Year in Teton County School District #1. Both were recognized at a special event held this week.

Nominated by her peers, a selection committee selected Dhamsania from a total of six teacher nominees to represent the TCSD #1 teaching staff in the Wyoming Teacher of the Year program. Dhamsania is a music teacher at Wilson Elementary School. She has been teaching at TCSD for the last six years. The other nominees were Seth Fetters, Meredith Huggins, Jennifer Kelley, Julie Lindstrom, and Libby Wood.

The district honored Sawczuk as the Staff of the Year. There were a total of seven Staff of the Year nominees representing several schools and the operational services areas of transportation and custodial. Sawczuk is retiring at the end of this year, having served Jackson Hole Middle School for 15 years. The other nominees for this honor include Visenta Dallas, Jeannette Fairbanks, Ian Fowden, Lell Kristen, Martin Murphy, and Mary Tisi.

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