The assembly was part of the school’s efforts to teach children lessons about how to be kind to each other.
Teacher of the month honored
DERRY — Every year a different school honors one of its own as the Derry Education Association’s Teacher of the Month.
This month, East Derry Memorial Elementary School named Linda Wells as its top teacher in a ceremony Nov. 18 at the school.
Wells, nominated by her peers, is known as a very dedicated professional who has a caring way with students.
“She has a firm but kind manner when dealing with difficult situations,” the nomination letter read. “She is a valued member of not only of the second grade team but of EDMES as well. She is always willing to share her ideas and help whenever she is needed. She is a small person with an extremely big presence.”
Former school leader remembered
DERRY — A former Derry school district superintendent who served Derry for more than 25 years died earlier this month.
David Brown was Derry’s superintendent from 1977 to 2002. While serving Derry schools, Brown also took part in many community efforts, including being a member of the Derry Rotary Club.
Pinkerton starts shoe collection
DERRY — Pinkerton Academy students will once again be collecting shoes to support African charities, but also efforts close to home. Shoes collected will support the Liberty House in Manchester to serve homeless veterans and dozens of pairs will be shipped to Africa.
The shoe drive will begin at Pinkerton after Thanksgiving.