January 31, 2019 #SCCSD Staff Members of the Month

#SCCSD January Staff Members of the Month

Congratulations to all nominees – we appreciate your hard work and dedication!

Amy Lofland, 5th Grade Teacher @ Loess Hills Elementary

“Amy creates positive relationships with all her students and demonstrates great respect to each of them. Her students work effectively both independently and collaboratively each day as they learn and practice new strategies. Amy is collaborative and supportive with co-workers and parents, especially as a member of the Building Leadership Team.”

Annette East, Paraeducator @ Morningside Elementary

“Annette is a fabulous special education para who continuously works to support the students’ needs through her positive attitude. She can always be counted on to fill in wherever needed. Annette provides support and gains students’ confidence. She is willing to try new ideas that will help make the students successful. She is a great asset to Morningside Elementary.”

Cecilia Ruelas, Instructional Assistant @ Irving Elementary

“Cecilia is the first face parents, teachers, students, and community members see when they walk into the office. She is always eager to help and is not afraid to take on challenges if it means it will benefit those around her. Every day, Cecilia goes above and beyond to make sure everyone has what they need. We are very proud to have Cecilia at Irving!”

Cindy Tudehope, PE Teacher @ Loess Hills Elementary

“Cindy is a top notch PE teacher at Loess Hills. Her positive energy motivates both students and staff. She works hard to make all her classes learning focused and does special events for the holidays that the kids LOVE. Cindy also incorporates math, reading, and coding into her lessons, and is always willing to be flexible when someone needs to use the gym.”

Donna Dvorak, Food Service @ West High

“This month’s staff member of the month is a woman WHS staff and students see every day. Donna is not just a staff member, but a friend to all. She is such a kind hearted person who is incredibly friendly and loving to everyone. Donna makes an effort to get to know and spend time with as many students as possible. She is a true asset to the West High team!”

Holly McManigal, Teacher @ West Middle

“Holly is new to the building this year, but has made a huge impact on our staff and students in that short amount of time. West Middle School staff have noted that Holly is extremely friendly and easy to approach. We are extremely grateful to have Holly on the Wildcat team!”

Jamie Guffy, Office Manager @ Leeds Elementary

“Jamie knows the names of almost every student in the school and always has a smile on her face when she greets parents and families. She is like a walking encyclopedia, able to answer any question concerning Leeds Elementary. Jamie is helpful, kind, and patient to all students, staff, and administrators. She is very organized and helps Leeds run smoothly and efficiently.”

Jody Christiansen, Registrar @ Unity Elementary

“Jody is an exceptional, sweet, and helpful staff member who is always striving to make sure students are taken care of. She comes up with great ideas and ways to accomplish them to make sure things function smoothly. Jody is on top of everything. She is always there with an answer, and ready to get things done. We are very lucky to have her at Unity!”

Kaitlyn Marsh, Kindergarten Teacher @ Riverside Elementary

“Kaitlyn goes above and beyond to support her students. She collaborates with other teachers and researches best practices to create instructional routines that support her students. Kaitlyn is a wonderful and nurturing teacher who constantly encourages her students to be the best they can be. We are so proud to have her in our Roadrunner family!”

Kim Lauer, Consulting Teacher @ Nodland/Sunnyside Elementary

“Kim does an incredible job supporting teachers to ensure they provide the best academic experience for our students. She demonstrates exceptional work and skills in the educational field, and provides excellent feedback. Kim uses her knowledge and experience to help her teachers and their students feel successful and complete their academic goals.”

Krissi Mozak, Kindergarten Teacher @ Hunt Elementary

“Krissi goes above and beyond for her students every day. She is constantly doing what is best for her students and it shows, not only with their scores but also with behavior. Krissi is always looking for new ways to be a better teacher and a better colleague. She follows through on all of her committees and is a joy to work with.”

Tina Cobbs, Special Education Resource Room Teacher @ Bryant Elementary

“Tina recently received her Board Certified Behavior Analysist (BCBA) certification. Her expertise with behavior analysis helps to provide our team with interventions that support teachers with student behavior plans. Tina’s positive attitude and great sense of humor provides everyone with a sense of calm when addressing challenging situations.”

Trula Beals, Special Education Teacher @ Spalding Park Elementary

“Teachers state that Trula goes above and beyond to meet the unique individual needs of each student on her roster. She always makes students and parents feel welcome and at ease when starting at a new school or a new year. When teachers need advice, Trula is there to collaborate and offer support and suggestions to encourage student success.”