Joyce Mollohan Receives Unsung Hero Award
CAPTION: Joyce Mollohan
was announced as the 2015 Unsung Hero at the Teacher Appreciation Banquet.
Mollohan is pictured (middle) with Chillicothe R-II Superintendent Dr. Roger Barnes (left) and Chillicothe Rotary President, Jeremy Clevenger (right).
At the end of the evening, the 2015 Unsung Hero Award was announced which went to Joyce Mollohan of Grand River Technical School.
Mollohan has been with GRTS for 17 years and, according to Caughron, "has served our school in countless ways, always taking the initiative to do whatever it takes to help our students, staff, school and community.
Mollohan taught high school and adult students for eight years and was also an active adviser at GRTS.
Caughron explained that Mollohan
is always the first to volunteer to help no matter what the job and is mechanically-inclined, 'crafty,' and has the ability to fix anything.
can do anything from running a backhoe and fixing a water line to upholstering office chairs.
Nine years ago, Mollohan assumed a different role at GRTS - one with unique responsibilities - the duties of both vocational resource educator and coordinator of the GRTS student management system.
Caughron said though Mollohan
is no longer in the classroom on a daily basis, she still provides GRTS students with "academic support relative to their technical programs and serves as a resource between technical teachers and 16 sending school administrators, parents, and students; and monitors GRTS students' progress and communicates that progress to parents and sending school counselors and special ed teachers."
coordinates the GRTS student management system.
compiles data/accountability information required for grants as well as core data for the Department of Secondary and Elementary Education.
also "assists with presentations, recruitment activities, and enrollment of GRTS students and is a valuable member of the GRTS Pre-Employment Preparation committee, assisting students with a number of career development activities, including the preparation of resumes and application letters and guidance in preparing for job interviews, always stressing the importance of good work ethic and communication skills," Clevenger read.
Mollohan grew up in Chillicothe and graduated from Chillicothe High School while also earning completion certificates in both agriculture and business at Chillicothe-Area Vocational School.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in business administration/accounting from Missouri Western and worked in industry for 13 years, 11 of those with SEMCO, Inc.
She went back to college and earned certification to teach business education, graduating from Northwest Missouri State University with a master's degree in vocational business education.
is married to Mike Mollohan.
They have three children: Daughter Jenee Moore and husband Jared of Excelsior Springs; son Jeff and wife Kylee of Meadville; and daughter Jayce of the home.
has two grandsons, Colson of Excelsior Springs and Parker of Meadville.
has one granddaughter, Piper, of Meadville.
"Tonight, we honor someone who always works quietly, competently, and efficiently behind the scenes and without recognition.
Tonight we honor Joyce Mollohan
," Clevenger read.