Benn recognized for two prestigious awards

Published 8:00 am Friday, December 23, 2022

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Rhonda Benn, Career and Technical Education teacher at Randolph-Henry High School (R-H), was recognized at the December School Board meeting for two prestigious awards.

Benn received the “5 of 5” Award as well as the JAG Outstanding Specialists Award.

The “5 of 5” Performance Award recognizes the highest-achieving schools across the United States that exceed all five of Jobs for America’s Graduates National’s performance metrics aimed at graduation and employment. Performance benchmarks include employment rate, full-time employment, total full-time positive outcomes, and further education rate.

The JAG Outstanding Specialists Award is for teachers who are recognized by their state for going above and beyond their role as specialists in support of our JAG students and staff. In her role as the leader of the Jobs for Virginia Graduates Program, she writes grants, helps students prepare for the workforce, and assists them in completing a formal resume. Most importantly, she builds lasting relationships with her students, helping to ensure that they have the support they need to enter the workforce after graduation.

Benn works to follow up with students after graduation and maintains data to evaluate the program’s success.

According to school administration, this data indicates that the R-H program is not just successful; it shows that Benn continues to exceed state and national standards year after year.