Paxton honored for commitment to education

Former HD47 Rep presented award by CCSD2 Board of Trustees on February 15 


February 23, 2023

Photo courtesy Nanette Marchetti

CCSD2 Superintendent Darrin Jennings, left, presents Jerry Paxton with a plaque honoring his service to education over the years. Photo courtesy Nanette Marchetti.

In the Platte Valley, it seems the name Jerry Paxton is synonymous with education.

Paxton, who served as House District 47 representative from 2013 until 2022, has been involved in education since the early 1970s. For five decades, he has been involved with education with nearly 30 of those years as a teacher at Encampment K-12 School. After teaching for 27 years, Paxton became principal before retiring in 2005.

Along with serving four terms in the Wyoming Legislature, Paxton also served as House Education Committee Chairman. On February 15, Paxton was presented an award by the Carbon Count...

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