Pryor honored by Webb parents

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ronda Spivey, center, and Kelli Dodson, Webb School Parents' Association president and vice president, present Raymond Pryor with the 2012 WSPA Faculty Enrichment Award. (Webb photo)

BELL BUCKLE, Tenn. -- Raymond Pryor, director of technology and computer teacher at The Webb School, was recognized by The Webb School Parents' Association with the 2012 WSPA Faculty Enrichment Award. Ronda Spivey and Kelli Dodson, WSPA president and vice president, presented the award at the opening of school recognition dinner on Aug. 13.

Several service awards also were presented and one retirement noted at the annual dinner. Dorothy Elkins, Bell Buckle, Alumni and Development research assistant, was honored for 55 years of service to Webb. Elkins, who came to Webb as a temporary employee in 1957, was presented with a Webb chair. Others recognized for five years of service included Alyce Allen, Shelbyville, A&D database coordinator; Ruth Cordell, Manchester, speech and theatre teacher and director of the theatre program; Cindy Cox, Shelbyville, business assistant; Hannah Little, Christiana, library director; Kelly Northrup, Bell Buckle, Latin teacher; and Kelvin Nunley, Shelbyville, maintenance staff member. Anna Willis, Bell Buckle, dining hall staff member, was honored for 15 years of service. Also recognized was James Mingle, Bell Buckle, school driver, who retired.

The Faculty Enrichment Award is presented annually to an outstanding member of the teaching faculty who has taught at The Webb School for at least three years. Students and families cast votes to select the recipient.

"I am very humbled by the award," said Pryor. "It really made me feel as though I'm making an impact." Pryor noted that he interacts with the entire Webb community, from helping students with computer instruction in the classroom, to making sure faculty and staff work environments are technologically efficient. "I try to make technology user-friendly and fun."

Pryor joined Webb in 1994 and has held several positions during his tenure. He has taught computer and economics classes and worked in the alumni and development office. Raymond and Renee Pryor's son, Ryan, is a 2012 Webb alumnus, and daughter, Anna, is a junior.

"Both my children have been raised in this (Webb) community," said Pryor. "We have always considered Webb family."

A resident of Wartrace, Pryor graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts.