Pa. Association of School Retirees honors Woodson Award recipients

Courtesy photo Taking part in the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees’ presentation of the Lauretta Woodson Award are (from left): William Neugebauer, PASR state vice president; Elizabeth Happeny, educational support, PASR; Charles Prijatelj, Altoona Area School District superintendent; Kelli Livermore, award recipient; and Dutch Brennan.

Altoona, Frankstown staff members lauded

Kelli Livermore, literacy coach for the Altoona Area School District, received the recent distinction as the 2017-18 recipient of the Lauretta Woodson Award from the Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees.

The award is made available by a bequest from former teacher Lauretta Woodson of Philadelphia who suggested that one educator and one support professional be selected from nominees from each chapter in the state for his or her unselfish dedication and exemplary service on behalf of students and public education.

In addition, Deb Barroner, a teachers’ aide from Frankstown Elementary School in the Hollidaysburg Area School District, was selected as the support professional to receive the recognition.

Peterson was recognized at a recent PASR spring luncheon held at The Calvin House, Duncansville.

Elizabeth Happeny, educational support representative from the Blair County Chapter, presented the awards, accompanied by William Neugebauer also of the local chapter and state vice president of PASR.