Educator of Excellence

Congratulations to the 2017 Wyoming

Educator of Excellence Winner!


On behalf of the Wyoming Lodging and Restaurant Association Education Foundation, as well as the National Restaurant Association Education Foundation, we are pleased to announce that Jenny Joyes has been named a ProStart National Educator of Excellence for 2017. Jenny currently is a teacher at Lander Valley High School in Lander. she has been teaching for seven years, five of which she has taught ProStart classes.


Jenny will receive a trip to the 2017 Education Excellence Awards in Chicago to represent Wyoming in mid-May during the annual Restaurant & Food Show. While there, she will be attending a special awards dinner for all state awardees from around the country. During the dinner, two of the awardees will be selected to receive the James H. Maynard Award and will receive $5,000 each.


Here is an excerpt from one of the nomination letters:
“Jenny is a shining example of what a ProStart instructor should be – she is dedicated to her students, passionate about the industry, focused on partnering her students with local businesses to help nurture their skills and further their possible hospitality careers – and she is infinitely supportive when it comes to our state program. Jenny’s influence and positive impact can be seen not only in her students, but in her entire community, as well as statewide. She has devoted endless hours of her personal time beyond the classroom to ensure her students have the best opportunities available, despite living in a fairly rural, limited area. She has generously committed countless efforts as well on behalf of her students and the program to further our Education Foundation mission. Jenny consistently goes above and beyond. “


Please help us in congratulating Jenny for all of her hard work in Lander with her ProStart students. You represent Wyoming beautifully!!! Best of luck and enjoy your visit to Chicago!