CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Jefferson County Schools central office employee Wendy Dodson was named one of ten finalists for the 2023 West Virginia Service Person of the Year by the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE). The honor recognizes the commitment and dedication of staff members in the public school system who work beyond expectations to serve students and families in their communities. Finalists were selected among the Service Person of the Year winners from each school district.
Dodson is a secretary at the Jefferson County Schools central office, where she helps to meet the needs of some of the most vulnerable children and families in Jefferson County. She works to consistently facilitate federal programs with fidelity, using her bilingual proficiency to engage with the families and adults of English learners. She also supports the members of the JCS Social and Emotional Support and Responsive Education teams.
Dodson is known for her “can-do” spirit and heart for people, young and old alike. She serves as the treasurer of the boosters for the Jefferson County baseball team, helps with her church’s food pantry and other food insecurity initiatives, and provides translation services for families in her community.
West Virginia’s Teacher of the Year and School Service Personnel of the Year will be announced on September 13, 2022, during a ceremony at the West Virginia Culture Center in Charleston.