The annual Jim Worthington Teacher Appreciation Dinner was held Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Lexington Middle School. Each year the faculty and staff from the Lexington School District and Wentworth Military Academy and College join together to continue the tradition started in 1990 by Jim Worthington. It was his desire to honor and show appreciation to the faculty and staff of our community’s schools for the important work they do to education our children.
Each school selects the recipients of the Faculty of the Year for their respective schools. Wentworth also recognizes their Staff of the Year at this event. Awardees are selected by their peers. Each awardee receives their plaque and recognition at the dinner.
Financial Aid Director, Cindy Howard, was selected as the recipient of Wentworth’s staff award. (H) MAJ Howard has worked in the Financial Aid office since July 2004, and was promoted to the Director’s position in July 2014. She has been a tremendous asset to the Financial Aid department. President of Wentworth, (H) COL Michael Lierman, presented MAJ Howard with her award.
J. Hirohito Masuda was selected to receive the college faculty award. (H) CPT Masuda has been a faculty member since 2005, teaching upper level math courses. He spends countless hours working with students to ensure they are able to succeed in their classes. COL Tim Casey, Academic Dean, presented CPT Masuda with his award.
Jessica Davis received the high school faculty award. (H) CPT Davis has been employed at Wentworth since 2010. She teaches a wide variety of classes, including history, sociology, economics, and lifesaving. She also sponsors several clubs and organizations. (H) LTC Joe Aull, High School Principal, presented the award to CPT Davis.
Pictured below: COL Michael Lierman, CPT J. Hirohito Masuda, CPT Jessica Davis, and MAJ Cindy Howard.