QES counselor Amy Dawkins & WHBI teacher Kathleen Burton presented with Dr. Irion Award

Although it was a different ending to the school year, Queensbury Elementary School and William H. Barton Intermediate School staff members worked to put together virtual presentations for the annual Dr. Irion awards, recognizing a person from each building who has made a significant contribution to the school community. Nominations come from the staff and a committee is formed in each of the buildings to decide on the recipient. The award is in the memory of Dr. Irion, Queensbury’s Superintendent of Schools from 1973-1994.

Staff members nominate anyone they feel has had a positive impact on the education of students at QES and WHBI. Anyone is eligible for the nomination; faculty members, staff, support staff, custodians or parents. Characteristics of a nominee include someone who shows devotion, allegiance, positive attitude and an excellent work ethic.

This year’s recipients are Amy Dawkins, QES counselor, and Kathleen Burton, WHBI teacher. Congratulations!