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School Employees of the Month – November

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Jenny Fry and Paulette Barnes

Jenny Fry was born in Salt Lake City, Utah. She grew up in Morgan and has lived here her entire life. She is the daughter of Janet and Veldon Bell, who are also longtime residents of Morgan. Jenny has one brother, and spent many happy years as a youth in the Morgan valley.
Jenny graduated from Morgan High School in 1989. She was a member of both the band and drill team. In 1994, Jenny graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor of science in elementary education. She also has an English teaching minor.
Jenny worked many part-time jobs to help her get through school. She worked as a telemarketer and as a waitress. She spent several years working for the Morgan Economic Development Department and enjoyed helping plan community events. After graduating from college, Jenny began working for the Morgan School District as a Title I reading teacher. She worked in the reading intervention department for two years, after which she became a first grade teacher in 1996, and she has been teaching first grade ever since. Jenny is now in her 23rd year of teaching the “sweet” children of Morgan County.
Jenny is very much a family person, and enjoys spending as much time with her family as she possibly can. She enjoys family vacations, hiking and reading mystery books. Jenny is married to Karl Fry, and they have three wonderful children together (two sons and one daughter). Both of her sons attend Utah State University and are completing their second year of college. Her daughter is a sophomore at Morgan High School.
Something that few may know about Jenny is that she loves to play Frisbee golf, and she loves to cook.
Great employees possess a wide range of easily defined, but hard-to-find qualities. They are reliable, dependable, proactive and diligent. A few, however, hit the next level. Jenny is one of these. She is remarkable, possessing qualities that may not appear on performance appraisals but nonetheless make a major impact on not only her performance, but on our school and community as a whole. Her impact is truly immeasurable.

Paulette Barnes was born in Logan, Utah. She grew up in the small town of Preston, Idaho, and walked to school a mile each way every day. Paulette is the oldest of four children (two boys, and two girls). She graduated from Preston High School, where she played on the school softball team (Go Indians!).
Paulette received three years of college and specialized training through the Head Start program in Davis School District. Her first job was planting cabbage. She also worked as a secretary for Linford Glass. Paulette then helped her husband with his business as a bookkeeper while being a stay-at-home mom. She has worked for the Morgan School District for 27 years as both a Head Start teacher in the pre-school, and as a special education aide. In 2001, Paulette was named the Outstanding Para-Educator in early childhood education for the state of Utah.
Paulette is the mother of six children (three boys, and three girls), all of whom are now married with their own families. She now claims to have 12 children. Paulette is the proud grandmother of 24 beautiful and active grandchildren, whom she adores and can’t spend enough time with. Paulette loves to spend time working in her yard. Yardwork is her favorite thing. She also enjoys riding her bike and attending her grandchildren’s’ activities.
Something that nobody knows about Paulette is that she still loves to play softball, specifically first base and shortstop. For years she played all summer long.

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