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Celebrating Excellence: Mr. Jeremy Watt and Mrs. Haley Watt Named MSTA Northeast Region Educators of the Year

On Wednesday, April 10, 2024, the auditorium at Putnam County R-I School District echoed with applause and celebration as Mr. Jeremy Watt and Mrs. Haley Watt were honored as the MSTA Northeast Region Educators of the Year. The surprise announcement took place during an impromptu all-staff meeting after school, where the school community gathered together to surprise them and recognize their outstanding contributions.


Despite Dr. Halley's absence due to driving a school bus, his pre-recorded video message conveyed heartfelt appreciation for Mr. Watt's unwavering dedication to students both inside and outside the classroom. With over two decades of service, Mr. Watt's commitment to excellence shines through in everything he does, leaving a lasting impact on generations of students. Congratulations, Mr. Watt, Northeast Region High School Educator of the Year!


Also deserving of recognition, Mrs. Haley Watt was praised for her collaborative approach to communication within the school district. Through her tireless efforts, she has helped shed light on the remarkable achievements of students and staff alike, fostering a sense of pride and unity within the community. Congratulations to Mrs. Watt, Northeast Region Associate Educator of the Year!


Keri Cottrell from MSTA added to the chorus of congratulations, acknowledging Mr. and Mrs. Watt's historic achievement as the first couple to be selected for these prestigious awards. Their nomination, interview, and subsequent selection are a testament to their exemplary dedication to education and their unwavering commitment to student success.


The culmination of this recognition will take place at an upcoming MSTA banquet in May, where Mr. and Mrs. Watt will be formally honored among colleagues across the region. As we extend our heartfelt congratulations to this remarkable duo, we are reminded of the profound impact they have had on our school community.


Join us in celebrating Mr. and Mrs. Watt's well-deserved recognition! Their accomplishments make us all #PutnamProud. And here's a fun fact: Both Mr. and Mrs. Watt come from a lineage of educators, further underscoring their deep-rooted commitment to the field of education.