May 3, 2004
Oxford High School
“Support — from and for students, teachers and school officials — is an important and invaluable part of the education process, and I have come to appreciate that even more during the past few weeks. It is uplifting and rewarding to be part of a school system that demonstrates daily how much it cares for its employees and students. I can certainly attest to that support, both tangible and emotional, and can assure everyone involved that we cannot have the school that we have without that support. I am honored to receive this award and look forward to returning as soon as possible to work with my colleagues and students.”
Janet Whitten personifies the "caring teacher." She is passionate about her work and taking care of her students. She motivates her students to do the very best that they can and encourages excellence from them. All who describe her say that she is one lady who "cares about her students." We are proud to have Janet Whitten as our Employee of the Week.