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April 30, 2019

RESTON, VA - Jayme Caughron, who currently serves as the director of the Grand River Technical School, Chillicothe, Missouri, was selected to receive the 2019 National School Administrator Award sponsored by Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA).

FCCLA recognizes that without the support of school administrators, students could not take advantage of the many opportunities offered through Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Exceptional administrators encourage chapters to take advantage of FCCLA programs and develop leadership skills to prepare them for their multiple adult roles of family member, wage earner, and community leader. The winning administrator is recognized for their service to FCCLA through support and encouragement of activities, advisers, individual students, chapter membership, and career and technical education.

Caughron supports FCCLA membership, fundraising, and national program activities by promoting student-organized events through both school email and social media. She encourages her Family and Consumer Sciences classes to spearhead involvements in integrated FCCLA curriculum, encouraging leadership activities that benefit the students and the community. Caughron volunteers at FCCLA events and assists advisers with scheduling, time, and transportation. She spearheaded the addition of the hospitality and tourism program at the school and encouraged FCCLA membership and participation by coming up with a flexible solution of having two different affiliation options to meet student needs.

Caughron was nominated by Chillicothe R-II FCCLA advisers, Kerrie Campbell, Janice Shaffer, & Kristi Christy, and their students. Kerrie Campbell shared, "Mrs. Caughron supports all students in the FCCLA organization. She holds high expectations of her teachers and students, which she models every day." Campbell included, "She is willing to listen and critique interviews and projects to prepare students. Mrs. Caughron deserves this award because of her charitable heart, kind words, generous mind, and willingness to support, welcome, and challenge all people. She truly demonstrates what FCCLA stands for."

As one of the two administrators in Missouri receiving the State Admin of the Year Award in March at the Missouri State FCCLA Conference, two administrators from each state were then submitted for consideration for the national award. Caughron was notified on April 25 that she had been selected as the national winner. She will receive the award during the 2019 FCCLA National Leadership Conference to be held June 30-July 4, 2019, in Anaheim, California.

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education. FCCLA has more than 164,000 members and more than 5,300 chapters from 49 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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