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Staff Writer
Monroe County Post

RRLC recognizes Webster CSD librarians

The Rochester Regional Library Council recently presented the Library All-Star Award to librarians in the Webster Central School District.

Christine Benz, Janet Bresin, Andrea Koch, Candice Lucas, Jamie Palmer, Vicky Polk, Gretchen Pulver, Wendy Sardella, Kimberly Scibetta, Jennifer Strege and Patricia Warren were nominated by Larry Wahl, director of strategic planning and secondary ELA for Webster CSD.

“This has been an extraordinary year,” Wahl said. “Two school libraries have continued service in alternate locations during renovations; the other nine have been preparing for their own renovations. Since the quarantine, the entire team has been providing fantastic resources to teachers and students alike, keeping the academic heart of each school beating strongly.”

Webster educators receive Oak Tree Award

The Webster PTSA and Webster Teachers’ Association announced this year’s winners of the Oak Tree Recognition Award.

Recipients are teachers whose commitment to education exemplify what it is to be an outstanding educator in the classroom and teaching community.

The secondary recipient is Joan Bardanis, who has taught in Webster for 17 of her 31-year career in education. Bardanis, a special education teacher at Webster Thomas High School, was nominated by Kyle Suffoletto.

The elementary recipient is Tamara Schell, who has spent all of her 23 years in education in Webster. Schell is a second-grade teacher at Plank South Elementary School and was nominated by 2008 Oak Tree recipient Mimi Topping.