Upshur County Commission Recognizes WV School Service Personnel of the Year Recipient Jessica Grose

November 3, 2022

Mountaineer News

Upshur County Commission

BUCKHANNON - During the most recent Upshur County Commission meeting on November 3rd, Jessica Grose, special education aide at Hodgesville Elementary School was presented with a plaque by the Commissioners in recognition of being named 2023 West Virginia School Service Personnel of the year.


The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education announced Grose as the 2023 West Virginia School Service Personnel of the Year back in September. The announcement was made as part of the Celebration of Excellence in Education in Charleston.


Grose is known as a great team player who commits to serving children whenever she is needed. During her 11 years of service, Grose has made lasting connections with students by making them feel important through her positive attitude and genuineness.


In addition to the support she provides in her school building, Grose volunteers with the Upshur County FFA, the Buckhannon-Upshur High School football team, choir, band, cheerleading team, and Buckhannon #24 International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.


As the 2023 winner, Grose received $2,500 each from the Horace Mann Companies and Highmark West Virginia; $500 from the West Virginia School Service Personnel Association (WVSSPA), as well as a tumbler and glass ornament; a two-night stay at Twin Falls Resort State Park from West Virginia State Parks; and a piece of art from Blenko Glass Company.


The West Virginia School Service Personnel of the Year program recognizes outstanding education support personnel for their contributions to their schools and communities. The program honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional skill and dedication in the performance of their jobs, thereby earning them the respect and admiration of students, teachers, administrators, co-workers and parents.