Staff Member of the Month

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Photo by Kaitlyn McGonigal

A photo of Mrs. Fry, one of the many hardworking teachers at West Branch.

Warrior Watch’s Staff Member of the Month for November is Mrs. Betty Fry. Mrs. Fry has contributed to the mathematics program at West Branch for over 20 years. She is an alumnus of the school and graduated in 1987. Mrs. Fry is well known by the students for her outstanding school spirit, caring and intelligent personality, and one-hit-wonder “The West Branch Pi Rap”. Over her time as a teacher at West Branch, Mrs. Fry has taught Calculus, Geometry, Algebra and according to Mrs. Fry, “every other math class there is.”After being a student at West Branch herself, Mrs. Fry decided to stay in the community to pursue her career. Mrs. Fry’s inspiration was Mr. Leskovan, her calculus teacher, who she says made the class fun. The kids have grown close with Mrs. Fry as their teacher and appreciate all the hard work she has done to create learning opportunities for her students.

Some kind words about Mrs. Fry from the students:

Noah Ryder says, “She’s really good at teaching.”

Kayleigh Smeal explains, “She’s easy to talk to.”

Savannah Hoover agrees, “She understands us.”

Kyle Kolesar says, “I appreciate the way she helps her students, she teaches them really well and makes sure to explain everything.”

Gabe McCamley says, “She has a lot of energy and she’s always focused on teaching.”

Kamryn MacTavish stated, “I enjoy how Mrs. Fry is good at thoroughly explaining things.”

Ayden Gutierrez exclaims, “Mrs. Fry is upbeat and energetic at all times. It is pretty amazing to see because we have Calculus first period and she’s practically yelling, which is funny at times. It’s cool to see how energetic and passionate about her job she is.”

Thomas Kovalick states, “Mrs. Fry takes time out of her day to specifically care for her calculus students when they need to get help with their work.”

Eddie Dale says, “I enjoy that the yum box is always available to deserving students.”

Following Thanksgiving break, Mrs. Fry will take a sabbatical leave until the end of the school year. She will be greatly missed by the students and staff over this time of absence. A huge thank you and good luck go out to Mrs. Fry!