We have amazing staff who are working hard for our students! I’m out to change the world.. one classroom at a time! Kevin Honeycutt.
See how our employees are changing the world, one classroom at a time and Unfolding the Futures of our students! Click here to nominate a staff member!
Anne Schreck: Anne Schreck is described as a bright smiling face for students and staff. Her nominator writes, “No matter the situation she always sees the positive and has a way of connecting with the “unicorns” that is incomparable to anyone I have ever seen. Every morning when the students arrive, Anne is always greeting them and numerous students come into her room to exchange their books with her. Even the toughest students who sometimes have a hard time seeing a reason to smile, smile when they see her. Kevin Honeycutt talked about how every student needs at least one person to connect with and I truly believe that Anne is that person for many of our students here at Irving.” A second nominator adds, “Mrs. Schreck goes above and beyond for the care and well being of our students. She encourages all students, not just students that she meets with, to enjoy and love reading.” Thank you, Anne Schreck for unfolding amazing futures for our students!
Phaedra Roby: Phaedra Roby is described as an amazing teacher. Her nominator writes, “When you come into Mrs.P’s class you know you’re going to learn! If you don’t understand what she’s talking about, she will explain it until you get it. My child had her and I just think she really grew and learned the most.” Thank you, Phaedra, for helping our students get excited about learning and unfolding futures for them as a result!
Lejla Bajramovic: Lejla is described as someone who goes above and beyond when working with her students. She doesn’t hesitate to jump in to help and support classroom teachers. Lejla will meet with both the classroom teacher and student when problems arise maintaining a united front. Her nominator writes, “It is amazing to see her interactions and relationships with our students so early into the school year, knowing that they will be even stronger as the year goes on. Both staff and students adore her! Hoover is lucky to have such an amazing person!” Thank you for unfolding futures for our students in such a positive way!
Margaret Cockhren: Margaret goes out of her way every single day to provide every support possible for her students. She utilizes many of her own resources, like money, time and supplies, to help her students feel comfortable and have fun in the classroom. She truly connects with and cares for each and every student no matter how difficult a task it might be. Her nominator writes, “Working with children who require special needs and attention is no easy task, yet she manages to show immense amounts of compassion and energy every single day and is truly excited to go to work. She has such a passion for the work she gets to do everyday and for helping these kids in anyway she can, it’s inspiring.” Thank you, Margaret, for unfolding our children’s futures by making each child feel special and like they belong!
LTC Glen Keith: Glen Keith truly upholds the leadership spirit of JROTC. He does so much to connect his students to the community and has built relationships with key leaders for the benefit of East and the children we serve. Glen volunteers to head up the Waterloo Youth Council where he empowers young people to be active citizens through meetings with the mayor and other city leaders. Thank you, Glen Keith, for unfolding amazing futures for our students!
Daryl Matthews: Daryl is described as someone all of the students and staff really enjoy being around. He’s always in high spirits and continues to lift everyone up in the building with his positive attitude. His nominator writes, “One day I came in tired and was ready to call it a day. Mr. Matthews didn’t hesitate to remind me of why I love my job and why I’m here.” Mr. Matthews reminds us all about the joy in our positions supporting students daily and how we are truly unfolding their futures.
Yumi Roche: Yumi is described as someone who uses every opportunity she is given to help students be successful. She makes every student feel special, being a consistent and positive face every day. Her nominator writes, “A student had shared that they wanted to learn more about food services because it is a career path that he is interested in. He approached Yumi and asked if there was any way that he could help serve lunch one day to see what goes on behind the scenes. Yumi not only checked to make sure that this was a possibility, but got the student excited about working in food services. He was so excited and is still exploring this career path today. Yumi is an amazing example of helping to unfold futures in the food service program!”
Megan Allen: Megan Allen, Carver Special Education Coach Megan Allen is described as very passionate about teachers and students. Her nominator writes, “She truly wants everyone to be the best they can be so we all will be successful! Megan has a deep-rooted passion for helping teachers become experts in literacy and Specially-Designed Instruction. She just gets people and knows how to support staff and students to bring out the best in them. Her passion to build and support the teachers to be better flows through to the students making them learn and understand and be proud of what they are doing. She was the coordinator this year for Special Education Extended School Year for the 1st time and she rocked it!” Thanks to her, great learning and relationship building are going on because she supports and values the staff. So many of the students are proud to report to Megan about their accomplishments because they know she genuinely cares about their progress. Megan is a true example of unfolding the pages one-by-one to build a better district all around.
Amira Kass: Amira Kass is described as an awesome art teacher! Her nominator writes, “She is so creative with her students and is always showcasing something a class has completed. She is not afraid of the students making a “mess” and has introduced them to many new skills. Her classroom is very inviting and inspiring when you walk into it. It is great to see all of the skills the students are completing on a regular basis.” Amira created a Sensory Wall at Becker. If a student is getting wiggly in class the child can take a break by picking up the class lanyard and going to the sensory wall where activity directions are painted on the wall to do in sequence down the hall. The student completes the tasks then returns to class ready to learn. The sensory wall is such a hit it has been featured on the news, and the district video about it has been shared far and wide on social media. Thank you, Amira Kass, for the creative ways you are Unfolding Futures for our students!
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