Ellen Hoxie Named 2019 Educational Support Professional of the Year

Ellen Hoxie Named 2019 Educational Support Professional of the Year
Posted on 08/30/2019

From Superintendent's Convocation Introduction:

FROM 1975 THROUGH 1987, OUR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR WORKED FOR THE DISTRICT AS THE “CHARIHO ANSWERING SERVICE”, LATER OUR ESP OF THE YEAR WAS A SUBSTITUTE AIDE AT CHARLESTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. CURRENTLY SHE IS A TEACHER ASSISTANT AT CHARIHO HIGH SCHOOL.  SHE WAS A 1977 GRADUATE OF CHARIHO HIGH SCHOOL AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOL, BECOMING A LICENSED RI HAIRDRESSER IN 1977.  

HER PRINCIPAL SAYS, “MERE WORDS CANNOT EXPRESS HOW VALUABLE SHE IS IN THE CLASSROOM, AS WELL AS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM. SHE HAS ALWAYS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ASSIST AND SUPPORT STUDENTS, WHILE AT THE SAME TIME ENCOURAGING THEIR INDEPENDENCE AND SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT. SHE TAKES MATERIAL HOME TO STUDY IT AND COMPLETES ALL STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS IN ORDER TO BETTER ASSIST STUDENTS.  HER INTERACTIONS WITH STUDENTS ARE WARM AND SINCERE. ALL STUDENTS FEEL EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE ASKING HER FOR ASSISTANCE. SHE HAS A FABULOUS SENSE OF HUMOR AS WELL, WHICH HELPS TO PUT STUDENTS AT EASE. I COMMEND HER EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION ON ALL MATTERS.  TEACHERS APPRECIATE HAVING A SECOND ADULT WHO VALUES CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AS MUCH AS THEY DO. SHE IS AN EXCELLENT TEAM PLAYER AND WE ALL BENEFIT FROM HER PRESENCE.”

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE AND WELCOME TO THE STAGE OUR EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR, ELLEN HOXIE.