At its March meeting, Wimberley’s VFW Post 6441 presented awards to the teachers of the year from the Wimberley Independent School District.
Mimi Taylor, a music teacher at Jacobs Well School, Tommy Bennett, a Texas History teacher at Danforth Junior High School and Ryan Durkin, a Wimberley High School Social Studies and Special Education teacher, each received a plaque and $200.
The teachers were nominated by their principals for the awards. Each year the VFW recognizes three exceptional teachers, one each from the elementary, junior high and high school levels, for their outstanding commitment to teach Americanism and instill patriotism in their students. The Teacher of the Year award is part of the VFW’s youth and education support program which includes youth scholarships and support of scouting.