Lisa is the educational specialist at Brook Knoll Elementary School. She always goes above and beyond for the students at Brook Knoll. Her compassion for the students and enthusiasm to teach has been such an inspiration.
Barbara Crosser tirelessly helped me during CALPADS reporting season (and off season as well). She had nothing to gain by assisting me with the task but the smooth operation of a position she no longer held. I will never be able to repay her for what she did to me. I believe this nomination belongs to her. She is gifted in what she does and helps others that can not even return the favor. That's true giving. I believe she more than deserves this nomination. Please consider this remarkable human being. Thank you so much!
Cheryl has filled a critical hole in our special education staff at VH mid-year and supported in the completion of multiple additional IEPs with her high level of knowledge and experience as well as professionalism and collaborative attitude. Cheryl is a team player with high standards of excellence and dedication to her students.
Elaina has demonstrated excellent work as dedicated supportive aid for one of our special education students and been an excellent representative for the district in her knowledge of the case, the student, communication and rapport with the family, documentation and presentation at IEP meetings.
Erica goes above and beyond to support her students, families and colleagues. She is thoughtful and compassionate and loves her job. It is a privilege to work with someone so intelligent, kind and fun. We love Erica’s sense of humor and contagious laugh. We nominate her with appreciation and gratitude.
During these unprecedented times, Mr. Stein has been an incredible leader. He has led our team with kindness, compassion, understanding, and respect. Despite all of the chaos and unknown that this pandemic has created, not once have I felt a lack of confidence in our school and my role as a teacher here. I believe that Mr. Stein's disposition around campus has been integral in that.
Julie is kind, dedicated, knowledgeable and an asset to the students and school she serves! She provides a safe engaging space for students to grow and learn. Julie goes above and beyond to advocate and empower the students she works with because she genuinely cares about their success and wellbeing.
Michelle is very thorough and thoughtful in her role. She is wonderful to work with and always stops and takes the time to answer a question or provide input/feedback. She is so kind to all and I love working alongside her.
Stephanie is one of the best parts of our classroom. She treats all of my students with dignity and respect, and cultivates kindness by her actions. She works especially well with students who have more challenging behaviors, and her calm nature and easy presence attracts students to her. My students ask to be with her at lunch and during breaks because they love her and feel safe with her. She is always there to help students through their problems, and is a team player in the classroom.