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Schools employee of the year awarded Wednesday

Denise McCoy (Credit: Andrew Dye/JOURNAL)

Denise McCoy (Credit: Andrew Dye/JOURNAL)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — After 12 years as a police officer, Denise McCoy said she was tired of showing up on the back end of troubled young lives.

Now she’s right out front. Now “the ammunition I have comes from my heart,” the Konnoak Elementary School staffer said Wednesday.

McCoy is Konnoak’s parental involvement coordinator. She’s also the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County school system’s classified employee of the year, an award that singles her out among some 3,600 employees and 166 award nominees.

School officials said they surprised her with the award Wednesday morning. A more formal reception will follow next month.

“Fair, firm, consistent, very humble,” Superintendent Don Martin said, reading from a handwritten list of descriptions McCoy’s peers offered as the awards committee sorted through nominees.

This article was written by Travis Fain and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.

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