April 20, 2021 – Dorris Intermediate School special education teacher Vickie Jones was surprised in her classroom with the news that she was named April 2021 Kahok Educator of the Month. The award was presented by Edward Jones Representative Jason Rehg and DIS Principal Kevin Stirnaman.
Principal Stirnaman said the following:
“Vickie Jones is the teacher of the classroom at DIS serving students with elevated emotional needs. Ms. Jones took over that role in the middle of last school year, which is a very difficult task. Since taking over, Ms. Jones has been a calming and stabling influence on the students in her class.” She is firm but fair, holding high expectations for herself and all the students in her class. Her communication skills with her parents is top notch. She’s been a blessing here at DIS!
Ms. Jones is also the ultimate team player. She’s the first to volunteer to give of herself and her time when we’re short handed. When I think of student centered educators at DIS, Ms. Jones is at the top of the list. We are fortunate to have her and wish her congratulations on her honor as staff member of the month for April in Unit 10.”
Local Edward Jones Representative Jason Rehg sponsors the award each month during the school year to recognize outstanding educators in Collinsville CUSD 10.