October 27, 2020 #SCCSD Staff Members of the Month

#SCCSD October Staff Members of the Month

October Staff Members of the Month

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

Amy Swenson, Teacher @ Morningside STEM Elementary

“Amy is always willing to volunteer when needed and she does a great job every time. She is also always willing to offer help during a crisis and is a consistently good friend to everyone. We are fortunate to have her on our Kindergarten team at Morningside. Congratulations, Amy!”

Jeni Miller, Art Teacher @ Morningside STEM Elementary

“Jennifer comes to work ready to greet her students and give them the best art experience possible. She is a strong advocate of the arts and promotes the use of technology in her lessons through the online program, Artsonia. This program showcases student artwork online and gives art students the opportunity to collaborate or provide feedback to one another—all of which are crucial components to a real-world art experience. Jennifer also encourages student expression, which is something she hopes will follow a student throughout their education and into the real-world.”

Tina Brennan, Consulting Teacher @ Perry Creek Elementary

“As a consulting teacher, Tina strives to form meaningful relationships with the staff at Perry Creek. She brings new ideas into our classrooms, which makes learning fun! She is always available to support teachers by modeling lessons, sharing resources, and supporting our Professional Learning Communities (PLC’s). Mrs. Brennan has also taken on the role of Perry Creek’s International Baccalaureate (IB) coordinator. She is an integral part of the IB process and works tirelessly to prepare our school for this transition. We are grateful to have Tina at Perry Creek!”

Jamie Beaver, Teacher @ Perry Creek Elementary

“Students at Perry Creek have expressed how much they appreciate Jamie’s dynamic and engaging personality. Students have also expressed how Jamie makes learning fun and teaches math in unique and exciting ways. Congratulations, Jamie!”

Barry Smith and Brent Henkel, Building Technicians @ Riverside Elementary

“Over the summer, Barry and Brent worked tirelessly to get the building prepared for students. After the construction at Riverside was complete, Barry and Brent made sure everything in the building got put back in its place and sanitized properly. This school year, they have continued to ensure the building is clean and sanitized. Barry and Brent, your hard work is greatly appreciated by all of the staff and students at Riverside. Keep up the great work!”

Taylor Koch, Librarian @ Liberty Elementary

“Miss Koch collaborates with her fellow librarian to make Liberty’s library a fun and engaging place for students. Her work inspires students to read. Miss Koch has helped develop several practices that ensure the library can continue to utilize all of its resources while still allowing for social distancing mitigation efforts. Miss Koch ensures staff has access to the curriculum materials they need to help students succeed in the classroom. Thank you, Miss Koch, for “Making It Happen” at Liberty Elementary!”

Ursula Perry, Librarian @ Liberty Elementary

“Ms. Perry has done several things to “Make It Happen” at Liberty this school year. Ms. Perry, along with her fellow librarian, has implemented many policies to ensure the library remains compliant with social distancing guidelines while maintaining a fun and engaging learning environment for students. Ms. Perry communicates with a solution-oriented mindset and facilitates the distribution of curriculum to help staff and students succeed in the classroom. Thank you, Ms. Perry, for “Making It Happen” at Liberty!”

Anne Hazekamp, 3-Grade Teacher @ Liberty Elementary

“Mrs. Hazekamp creates a caring and nurturing classroom environment through her calm, patient, and engaging teaching style. She cares deeply about her students and supports them in all of their endeavors. She inspires a similar environment within the Liberty staff community. Mrs. Hazekamp is a supportive mentor to new and veteran teachers alike. She treats everyone with kindness and respect and helps them feel welcome at Liberty. Thank you, Mrs. Hazekamp, for “Making It Happen” at Liberty Elementary!”

Melissa Wheeler, Kindergarten Teacher @ Nodland Elementary

“Mrs. Wheeler provides our Nodland students with an excellent education. She is always thoughtful and willing to go the extra mile to benefit her students and those around her. She handles every day in her kindergarten classroom with care, not only working toward solutions but also helping students learn from those solutions to become stronger problem-solvers. She truly exemplifies what it means to be a Raider educator. Thank you, Mrs. Wheeler!”

Johnny Nash, Attendance Specialist @ Leeds Elementary

“Johnny is an exceptional member of the Leeds Elementary family! He has built strong and caring relationships with students and their families. Johnny is quick to assist in any situation and has such a positive attitude. We are so lucky to have Johnny at Leeds Elementary. Congratulations!”

Bev Bos, Instructional Assistant @ East Middle

“Bev Bos goes above and beyond every day to help the staff and students on the sixth-grade floor. Bev works tirelessly to connect with all students and to build relationships with every student. She knows when to ask questions and communicate with staff to ensure student needs get met. Bev is always willing to help with a smile on her face. Students and staff who work with Bev see that she cares for them and is willing to help them in any situation. Thank you, Bev, for all you do!”

Jamie Duncan, Registrar @ Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary

“Jamie is one of the many staff members that help keep everything together in our building. She is reliable, hardworking, and friendly. Jamie goes above and beyond what is expected of her and is willing to help in any way possible with a smile on her face. We are lucky to have her at Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary!”

Jolene Johnson, Instructional Assistant @ Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary

“Jolene is extremely patient, diligent, compassionate, and kind when working with staff and students. She always has a smile on her face when greeting students and has a calm way about her, even in challenging situations. Jolene is an inspiration to all that work with her. Congratulations, Jolene!”