Lisa Cooper—PMMS and Division Teacher of the Year

Lisa Cooper epitomizes the word dedication. She has high expectations for her students, both academically and behaviorally. A quick visit to her classroom will demonstrate how much she cares for her students and how comfortable they are with her. Her preparation for each lesson is immense. She serves as the 5th grade team leader and is one of only two teachers in the building who has to prepare her students for two different SOL tests.

Mitzie Staton—Enderly

Mrs. Staton is loved by all of her students.  She’s beautiful both inside and out and our school division is lucky to have such an effective, dedicated teacher.  She challenges her students to think and at the same time to enjoy the process of learning. Her students are excited to come to school to find out what they will be learning that day. She is an excellent reading teacher, helping students improve more than one grade level during a year. Not only do they improve their ability to read, she helps her students find books and materials they love so they develop a passion for reading.

Donna Frazier—PMHS

Mrs. Donna Frazier is full of compassion. Her big heart leads her to care for each and every student that walks through her door. She is committed to service and leads by example as the PMHS Interact Club sponsor. Donna is innovative. She exemplifies what it means to be a life-long learner. Three years ago she took on the challenge of teaching AP Computer Science…one of the most difficult AP exams students can take. What she and her students are doing is now being watched by other people and programs across the nation. Donna was selected by her colleagues because she isn’t someone who just comes to work. She lives and breathes teaching…sometimes to the point of pure exhaustion…but she is a true example of what it means to be a teacher—to touch lives, to teach students how to think and how to truly enjoy learning.

Mitzi Wheeler—Kling

Mitzi Wheeler, a native of Buena Vista, has been teaching for 22 years, 19 of which have been in kindergarten in the Buena Vista City school system. Her dedication to her students and their families is apparent on a daily basis through her hard work, continual communication, and her unending patience and caring demeanor.  It’s not uncommon for students to see Mrs. Wheeler and run up to her to offer a hug or say a big “thank you”.   She goes above and beyond and is always willing to help out her colleagues in any way that she can.  It’s not surprising that her colleagues nominated her as Kling’s Teacher-of-the Year.



Jennifer Ann Brotherson has been chosen as Parry McCluer High School’s Senior of the Month for June 2014. She is the daughter of Todd and Carrie Brotherson of Buena Vista. Jennifer has two sisters, Jessica and Grace.


Jennifer is an active member of the PMHS soccer team.  She has played four years and has been a captain two years.  She has been a member of National Honor Society for three years and served as a mentor/guide for the 8th Grade Transition Program each year. Jennifer was selected to represent PMHS at the Hugh O’Brian Leadership Conference at JMU her sophomore year.  This year, Jennifer was elected senior class historian and was nominated for Homecoming court and Prom court. In addition to taking college and AP classes, she has worked at Sweet Frog for almost a year and loves it. When she is not scheduled to work, Jennifer stays at PMHS and helps in a Biology class.  Jennifer says she loves learning and interacting with other students.


Jennifer is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and has attended early-morning seminary for the past four years. Jennifer says she loves starting the day at 6:40 because it sets a positive tone for her day. She is active in her church Youth Group and enjoys playing the piano.


Jennifer is highly respected by the administration, faculty, coaches and students of Parry McCluer High School. Ms.KristaCastrodale states, “Jennifer is always a positive light in class, demonstrating respect for herself, her peers and teachers. Her optimism, hard work and commitment to goals make her a role model to all.”  After high school, Jennifer plans to attend SVU. Her academic interests include chemistry, biology, health/wellness/nutrition and art. Jennifer would like to serve on a mission for her church after attending SVU.



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Jonathan Tyler Coleman has been chosen as Parry McCluer High School’s Senior of the Month for May 2014. He is the son of Christopher and Melissa Coleman of Buena Vista.Jonathan is an active member of the PMHS Soccer team and has served as Captain. He has participated on the Varsity Golf team throughout high school and the Varsity Cross Country team during his junior and senior years. In addition to athletics, Jonathan is a member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Student Council Association. He was elected Class President his junior year and Class Senator his freshman year. Jonathan was selected as the PMHS ambassador for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Conference his sophomore year and nominated for Boys’ State. Jonathan is highly respected by the administration, faculty, coaches and students of Parry McCluer High School. Ms. Cobb has taught Jonathan and worked with him in National Honor Society. She states, “He is a bright, respectful young man who brings a unique perspective to the classroom; his hard work shines through in all aspects of his life.” Another PMHS teacher, Mr. Craft, added that Jonathan is a great public speaker and a student who has high values. Jonathan is a member of the Buena Vista Pentecostal Holiness Church. He will attend DSLCC in the fall and major in Pastoral Leadership. Jonathan plans to complete his education at a four year college and then attend the Seminary.

PMHS is having its First Annual Rockin’ It for Cancer Event!
Saturday, May 31 at 6 -11 p.m
Opening ceremony starts at 6:00 p.m. at The  Bobby Williams Field
$5 per person or $20/family up to 5
SOUTHPAW will play from 9 to 11 PM
Events include:
  • A corn hole tournament
  • Inflatables
  • Games
  • Food, snow-cones, & cotton candy
  • T-Shirts and balloons for sale
Cancer survivors and caregivers are especially welcome.
Please come out for the evening and support this worthy cause.