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October 7, 2021 #SCCSD Staff Members of the Month

#SCCSD October Staff Members of the Month

October Staff Members of the Month

Lanaya Harringa, SPED Teacher @ Bryant Elementary

“Mrs. Harringa started a new program at Bryant this school year and is doing a phenomenal job. She works hard to build relationships with her new students so that she can continue to find what works best for them. She solves problems that arise with her team and works hard to provide a positive working environment for them and her students. She prepared all summer to be ahead of the game and works tirelessly each day. We are thankful to have her as a Bryant Bear!”

Monica Chamberlain, SPED Teacher @ North High 

“Mrs. Chamberlain is a team player. She is willing to step up and help any student no matter the situation. She is also the head volleyball coach. Mrs. Chamberlain leads by example and puts in the time with her students and student-athletes to make them successful. Congratulations!”

Fran Wetzbarger, Third Grade Teacher @ Perry Creek Elementary

“Fran is always positive and friendly towards all of her colleagues. She says good morning to everyone in her pod and tells them all to have a good night when she leaves. She is a problem solver and has high expectations for all of her students. Congratulations, Fran!” 

Beau Bosley, Attendance Specialist @ Spalding Park Environmental Sciences Elementary

“Beau has been building positive relationships with Panther students and staff since day one. He always handles every situation in a positive and professional manner and he is always willing to help students. Thank you for all you do, Beau!”

Kathy Clarkson & Julie Sweeney, Teachers @ East Middle

“Mrs. Clarkson and Mrs. Sweeney go above and beyond for our 6th-grade team. They are always willing to give a helping hand and collaborate with team members to ensure all students are learning and growing here at East Middle. The amount of extra work they both put in to ensure that their students are successful is commended. Thank you for your dedication!”

Abby Josta, 1st Grade Teacher @ Nodland & Sunnyside Elementary

“Ms. Josta accepted her position days before the first day of school. She spent countless hours and long nights getting her room prepared for the return of students. Despite the short time frame, she prepared her classroom with a positive attitude and a smile on her face. We are extremely grateful she decided to make this leap and join our Future Raider team.”

Erin Barth, IB/Consulting Teacher @ Nodland & Sunnyside Elementary

Mrs. Barth does an incredible job as our IB Coordinator and Consulting Teacher. She works tirelessly and puts forth the time and effort with grade-level teams, provides professional development for staff while modeling best practices in instruction, and meets with individual teachers to create units of study. She never shies away from a task and provides incredible support to our teachers and administration. We appreciate her positive energy, her willingness to learn, and her devotion to the International Baccalaureate Program.”

Andrea Stodola, Title I Reading & Math Teacher @ Hunt A+ Arts Elementary 

Mrs. Stodola’s enormous heart and love for teaching have made her an asset to our building and staff! Mrs. Stodola goes above and beyond for our students and staff daily. She is willing to help and support any of our staff members with their instruction. Mrs. Stodola co-teaches math with two of our new teachers at Hunt who have both articulated how much they appreciate her support. Mrs. Stodola not only volunteers to help with whatever is needed, but she also utilizes her lunch break to work with a small group of students on their math. Thank you for your dedication and hard work, Mrs. Stodola!”

Kenny Strand, Native American Tutor at Loess Hills Elementary Computer Programming Elementary

“Kenny has developed strong relationships with our students and staff through positive interaction and conversation. Kenny goes the extra mile to ensure duties are covered and students and staff are supported. He also eats breakfast with students and teaches them about Native American Culture. We appreciate everything that Kenny has done for the students, families, and staff at Loess Hills.”

Dylan Riley, Math Teacher @ East High

“Dylan has built a great connection with many students. He works directly with students and has built a positive rapport with them. At any time, you can see Dylan in the classroom helping students with all curriculum. He is very professional, organized, and works well with staff and students. We are thankful to have Dylan on our staff at East High. Congratulations!”

Anne O’Brien & Laurie Gettner, Office Staff @ Morningside STEM Elementary

“Anne connects well with people and she always goes above and beyond for students and staff! She is always welcoming, even if she is having a tough day! Laurie helps others feel welcome at Morningside. She is caring and kind and truly cares about students. Her positivity radiates throughout the building.”

Ras Vanderloo, Activities Director @ East Middle

“Mr. Vanderloo does a fantastic job keeping our middle school activities programs organized and successful. Each year, he coordinates a Free Sports Physical Day with the Siouxland Community Health Center to provide 300+ students the opportunity to receive a physical. In addition, Ras does a great job encouraging all physical education students to be engaged and active during their PE classes. Thank you, Mr. Vanderloo, for your dedication to making sure the students at East Middle stay active each day!”