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O'Dell wins GRTS Sending Schools Educator Award

Staff Writer
Chillicothe News
Jayme Caughron, GRTS Director; Becky O'Dell, Braymer C-4 Counselor; Adam Wolf, GRTS Assistant Director, pose outside Braymer C-4 School after presenting O'Dell the Grand River Technical School 2020 Outstanding Sending Schools' Educator Award.

Becky O'Dell, Braymer C-4 counselor, is the winner of the Grand River Technical School’s 2020 Outstanding Sending Schools' Educator Award. GRTS Director Jayme Caughron, presented O'Dell, with the 2020 Outstanding Sending Schools' Educator Award on June 8, at the Braymer C-4 board meeting.

“Grand River Tech annually honors an educator from a sending high school with an award acknowledging someone who always strives to do what is best for students and supports the GRTS staff in helping those students advance their career goals,” Caughron said in a press release.

In making the presentation, Caughron said, "Becky has been an exemplary supporter of career and technical education! She understands how crucial it is for our students to develop superb technical skills & achieve industry-recognized credentials. In a time where the skills gap is great, we must do all that we can to prepare an educated and skilled workforce for our communities, as well as prepare students to go on to further their education in their chosen career fields. It is comforting to know that an educator such as Becky O’Dell is an avid supporter of all that we do. Becky works closely with our counselor and teachers to ensure students are placed appropriately in programs. She follows up on students who may be struggling to see what they need to do to improve and helps our counselor encourage good attendance. Becky is an amazing advocate for her students, providing extra information when we need it to make good decisions about acceptance into our programs. Becky, thank you for your service to our school, being a positive influence on students and helping prepare students for career success!"