February 18, 2020 #SCCSD Staff Members of the Month

#SCCSD February Staff Members of the Month

February Staff Members of the Month

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

 John Casotti, Technology Consultant @ Bryant Elementary

“John implemented technology strategies that have improved instruction and learning for Bryant students this year. He is always willing to share how to use technology to engage our students in their instruction. John recently worked with our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Team to develop a behavior expectation video for our new school. John is very approachable and always willing to help students and staff.  Bryant is fortunate to have John as a technology coach during our transition to a new school. Thank you, John, for all that you do for students, staff and parents!”

Michelle Moser, Teacher @ Unity Elementary

“Ms. Moser is a student advocate through and through. She maintains great relationships with the students she has served in the past and she is committed to the success of her current students. Ms. Moser is exceptional at serving the unique needs of each student. Ms. Moser also serves fellow staff by leading math professional development activities. We are so lucky and grateful to have Ms. Moser at Unity!”

Stacy Olson, Secretary @ West High 

A student from West High said the following about Stacy Olson: “This staff member is the best! She is welcoming to all and makes sure everyone feels like they belong to the West High Family. She does a lot for West High and cares about all the kids and other staff. She helps with so many things at West High and is an all-around great person!” Congratulations, Mrs. Olson!

Jennifer Gasaway, Technology Consulting Teacher @ Riverside Elementary

“Mrs. Gasaway has only been with us a short time as our Technology Consulting Teacher, but she has lifted our level of technology integration by leaps and bounds. She definitely “goes the extra mile” each and every day to make teaching and learning engaging for students and teachers. Congratulations, Mrs. Gasaway!”

Chuck Newton, Special Education Instructional Assistant @ West Middle 

“Congratulations to Chuck Newton, our January staff member of the month. Chuck does an excellent job assisting students in our level 1 classroom. He is a very caring individual. Chuck also volunteers to help around the building when needed. Thank you for all you do for West Middle!”

Brett Hays, Teacher @ West Middle

“Brett Hays is our January teacher of the month. Brett teaches our co-taught science classes in 7th grade. He is also a member of the 7th grade Future Ready team. Thanks for all you do for our students, Brett! Congratulations!”

April Netley, Mandy Cory, Eric Heuschen, and Lisa Hammerlinck, Counselors @ North High

“We’d like to recognize a few of our staff members who continually go above and beyond. From supporting students with mental health needs to setting students up for their future, our counselors work day and night to support our students. This month, we are acknowledging our entire counseling department: April, Lisa, Mandy, and Eric. We want to thank you for all you do to set up student schedules, coach students and adults through troubling situations, and be positive role models to demonstrate how teams should work together. Congratulations!”

Matt Kimmel, Compass Academy Teacher @ Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary 

“Matt is very easy to work with and always has a smile on his face. He comes in early, stays late, and is always around when you need him! He works great with his students and support staff. Matt is also willing to support additional classrooms throughout the building. Congratulations, Matt!”

Kyndra Callender, ESL Teacher @ Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary

“Kyndra is always willing to help students and staff in the building. She is dedicated to her students and provides strong instruction to support them. Kyndra is kind and thoughtful. She has a quiet, calm presence in the building. Thank you for being a great example for our students and staff!”

Jessica Embke, Teacher @ Sunnyside Elementary 

“Mrs. Embke is a dedicated and passionate educator. She provides her students with exceptional learning experiences. Jessica genuinely cares for each student she serves and assists them in reaching their full potential. She differentiates instruction on a daily basis and is constantly in search of ways to better her practice. She collaborates with all staff and frequently communicates with families. Jessica has been a strong supporter during our transition to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Thank you, Jessica, for all of your hard work!”

Jenna Bork, Science Teacher @ North Middle School

“Jenna Bork has been highly involved in the implementation of our multi-tiered system of support, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS). She has joined the team and taken on leadership responsibilities.Jenna has modeled and fostered positive communication, which has resulted in increased collaboration among staff. Jenna’s work and incredible involvement has had an incredible impact on the quality of student support, instruction, and achievement. Her work is invaluable!”

Kate Vanderloo, Teacher @ Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary School

“Kate goes above and beyond to meet the individual needs of each student in her classroom. She has been a team leader for the Kindergarten Professional Learning Community (PLC) and a member of our Building Leadership Team (BLT). Kate maintains an open mindset to new ideas and suggestions and her positive attitude is contagious. Kate is seen by her professional peers and administration as a strong instructional leader who is highly respected within the education profession.”