Brandy LaFlam has been selected as the 2021-2022 Woodsdale Elementary School Teacher of the Year.
LaFlam joined Ohio County Schools in 2007 when she was hired as a special education teacher at Woodsdale. She served in the role until the 2011-2012 school year when she became a third-grade teacher at Woodsdale.
Woodsdale Elementary School Principal Ashlea Minch said LaFlam serves in many important roles at the school. LaFlam is a member of the Woodsdale Leadership Team, the Management of Academic Performance (MAP) team and the Local School Improvement Council. LaFlam is also a mentor teacher to new hires in Ohio County Schools, a member of the Woodsdale Positive Behavior Support Team, a student council co-chair and a member of the school’s textbook adoption committee. Minch described LaFlam as an “overachiever.”
"You would be hard pressed to find a more dedicated teacher than Brandy LaFlam,” Minch said. “She's firm and structured with her students, but every one of them knows how much she loves and cares for them.
“Brandy is not only an excellent teacher, but a leader within our building,” Minch added. “And this year, I got to witness her teaching from a parent's perspective with my daughter in her class. Seeing the time and effort she puts into making sure her students are successful is not only appreciated but inspiring. She is very deserving of being our Teacher of the Year."
LaFlam said she is proud to be part of the Woodsdale team and community.
“I am honored and excited to be Woodsdale’s teacher of the year,” she said. “I work with an amazing team and staff at Woodsdale whose members lift one another up and support each other. I know I go above and beyond, to make an impact on my students, school and community.”