Shorewood Librarian Sarah Gasamis often goes above and beyond. Here's the story of just one example of how she went to great lengths to put a book, that the library didn't even own earlier that day, into the hands of a student learning from home a short time after learning he wanted to read it....
Celebrating Our Outstanding Staff
The Ducky Awards is Superintendent Susan Enfield's fun way of recognizing staff for going above and beyond to advance Our Promise of knowing every student by name, strength and need. To nominate a colleague, send an email to Superintendent Enfield with the name of the individual and a brief paragraph on how they deliver on our promise.
Callan Jansen has gone above and beyond supporting teachers, students and his 1:1 student during the pandemic. Callan's work ethic, flexibility and the role he has filled during this unprecedented time deserves recognition!
HVAC Lead Brian Cebe has put in long hours and overtime, leading his HVAC trained team to ensure all learning and work spaces provide adequate ventilation.
Maintenance Supervisor Rick Healy has been responsible for the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to schools and worksites across the district and well as ensuring (and assisting) that each classroom has the needed six feet of distance. Rick's commitment to student and staff safety comes through in all aspects of his work.
Highline High Fives are a way for our staff to celebrate each other. Do you have a colleague who goes above and beyond? Or do you know a team or department who deserves some extra recognition? Show them some appreciation by nominating them for a Highline High Five. We'll post your nominations right here on our staff kudos page.
"Ana has shown an incredible resilience in learning new platforms while continuing to cultivate a positive and inclusive learning environment while teaching remotely...."
"Miss Lori is just wonderful. She worked with me to help prepare a Senior Celebration for my students. Even when it looked like it would not happen, she stayed in constant contact with me offering her support...."
Kellee Gore is a rock star! She is full of energy and never stops until the job is done. She comes in with a can-do attitude. She keeps the office staff and all concerned up to date on all medical matters. We are happy to have her on our team!
Katie is a magical unicorn of a mentor who selflessly takes new teachers under her wing to provide mentorship and instill confidence in their teaching practice. In true teacher fashion, Katie mentors new teachers throughout the school year by using the “I do! We do! You do!” model in all content areas, and in doing so, fosters an inclusive team environment where asking questions, giving positive feedback and advocacy of ourselves and our students are the norm.