Boone's heritage radio station AM-1450 WATA and Clark Tire New Market Center are proud to present the Teacher of the Month award to Parkway Elementary's Janet Purcell. Purcell will be presented with a Clark Tire gift card and a free pizza party for her class. Purcell is the exceptional children's teacher at Parkway.


Purcell was nominated for the award by Genevieve Austin, who said, "She is wonderful! She is a busy mom and makes learning any subject fun. She makes the kids want to come to school. She's funny, creative, smart, ingenious, innovative and fun. She is versatile enough to work with exceptional children of varying ages and with unique gifts. She creates fun and gives students a joyful experience as they face a myriad of learning challenges. She is dedicated and her enthusiasm is contagious."


Watauga County teachers can be nominated for the Teacher of the Month award by submitting an entry form at Clark Tire New Market. Entry forms are available at the location or can be printed out at