Teacher, community leader, organization honored for work in diversity
January 17, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CSTJonette Ford, right, receives a Columbia Values Diversity Award from Mayor Darwin Hindman on Thursday during the annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration. Ford is a fifth-grade teacher at West Boulevard Elementary School. She and Vellore Gopalaratnam each received the individual awards. The Office of Creative Ministries with the Missouri United Methodist Church received the organizational award.