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Fraser Shout Outs
Introducing Fraser Shout Outs!
Fraser Public Schools has started a new initiative to recognize staff members that go above and beyond for their students, fellow colleagues, and the community. This new initiative is called, “Fraser Shout Out”.
The program will highlight any staff member, from any corner of the district, who goes that extra mile. As a principal or administrator becomes aware of an extra effort by a staff member, he or she will submit that member for a Fraser Shout Out.
Meet the recipients from this year:
Mrs. Kijek is the media specialist and a foundational part of Salk Elementary. Her calm demeanor, work ethic, and drive to instill a love for reading is second to none. Mrs. Kijek can regularly be seen supporting staff and students in various tasks that not only supports learning but also make their lives just a little bit easier.
This year she received the Fraser Educational Foundation grant and is working hard to create and complete a "Thinker Space" in our Salk media center to further engage our students. She consistently goes above and beyond for the students and staff daily to make their experience at Salk memorable. Submitted by Kristi Skladanowski
John comes to work every day with the best attitude and he is the easiest person on the planet to get along with! Everyone loves him: the kids, the parents, and the staff!
He is constantly going above and beyond to look for ways to make Edison a better place. Not only does he take care of our building, but he also takes care of everyone in it. He builds us up--teachers, kids, office staff, lunch workers, and parents. He smiles with us, laughs with us, and works alongside us to make Edison the best place it can be (literally inside and out).
We want to acknowledge him for being our friend and for taking care of everything and everyone! Every day, he models good work ethic and positive character and we are so fortunate to have him in our building. Submitted by Kristina Wiegand
Carolynn has excelled in her new position as a Special Education Resource Room Teacher at Emerson Elementary. Moving from general ed. to special ed. has its own learning curve, and Carolynn has taken all measures to prepare herself to succeed in the position.
She also went into the job with a new paraprofessional aide in the Resource Room that had no prior experience to assist her. She has utilized her mentors in the district and taken advantage of professional development opportunities to learn all facets of the job.
On top of all this, Carolynn is also the Lead MTSS Coordinator at Emerson, which is a job unto itself, and has brought cohesiveness to the position as she learns on the job! Submitted by Denis Metty
Amanda is Salk's administrative assistant, but more so the "go-to" for so many of the Salk staff, students, and families. Mrs. McKernan continuously goes above and beyond to support the needs of all stakeholders and make all she encounters feel welcomed and listened too.
She has been crucial in supporting the transition at Salk this year with a first-year principal. Her hardworking, organization, and attention to detail are appreciated beyond measure. Submitted by Kristi Skladanowski
Not only is Whitney's student achievement amazing. Her classroom culture is safe, supportive and rigorous. She achieves these results while also providing a stress-free environment for students.
Beyond the classroom, Whitney cares for the staff of Disney with items cultural items like the appreciating cart and the staff BINGO! Whitney also created a "Chopped" activity that was used in our UDL DPPD's this year, it provided for Recruitment of Engagement as well as Self Regulation in staff! Our Disney staff received it very positively.
Whitney also contributes above and beyond to the students by coordinating our March is Reading Month Theme, coordinating our annual Talent Show, and coaching Social Studies Olympiad.
Whitney is the model of a positive professional that provides the air of possibility in all of our endeavors.
In short, Whitney is an invaluable asset to Disney and Fraser! Submitted by Aaron Sutherland
Lenore Kuras works in the media center at Eisenhower Elementary School. She has been at IKE since I was a little girl. She does so much for anyone with no negativity. She fixes the iPads, computers, printer's, she will find a student for me if I'm alone in the office, and makes BOMB peanut butter cookies!
Lenore is genuinely a nice and you don't find that very often. She comes to work every day. Your IKE family wants to acknowledge you all your hard work and dedication, Lenore! Submitted by Katie Pichla
Mrs. Frazier has a passion for curriculum and instruction that is rivaled only by her work ethic. As a 21st Century teacher, she is a highly valued member of the Edison team that is full of dedicated and talented teachers and staff. Mrs. Frazier takes action on ideas that assist in the growth of instructional practices and learning opportunities for our students.
Thanks, Mrs. Frazier! You are one of the many great staff members at Edison that truly makes a difference!
Officer Lisa Pettyes is an asset to Fraser High School. Not only is it a luxury to have a full-time officer, but it is also even better when that resource officer embraces the position and expands her role beyond being a police presence in our schools.
Officer Pettyes has sought out additional training in Restorative Practices and developed an after-school club for at-risk students. She also frequents classrooms teaching students about the law and dangers facing our students.
Mr. Czantske took one of his weekends and came in to remove a power booster from our Synovia hardware in every bus. This was a recommendation from the factory and Jason did it swiftly without any issues. Thank you and Great Job, Jason!
Mrs. Cummins is an interventionist and testing coordinator at RMS. She is the backbone of the MTSS department at Richards Middle School, constantly going above and beyond the call of duty to support students and staff members at Richards. She is as dependable as they come-always doing exactly what she says she's going to do, and then some! Many times, her work is done on her own time-off the clock. Her level of organization is off the charts as she's able to flawlessly juggle so many tasks simultaneously.
She brings a cheerful, positive attitude to work every day and is so calm and pleasant in her interactions with both students and staff members. Tanya deserves to be recognized for all of her efforts day after day, year after year at Richards. She works tirelessly behind the scenes to best serve the needs of our students and she's amazing at what she does! She is an invaluable member of the academic intervention department at Richards and is an all-around incredible person!
Mr. Erik Anderson has been a Physical Education/ HEART teacher at Emerson and Twain for 20 years. He coaches intramural football at Emerson and 7th-grade football at Richard’s. His son Brett is a three-sport, scholar, freshman athlete at FHS.
During his time in Fraser, Mr. Anderson has made it a point to be an active participant in the community and also in each one of the students’ lives. You can see him every morning greeting students as they come to school and checking in with them to see how they are doing. During his school day, he also makes several concerted efforts to build positive relationships by allowing students to share in a variety of different topics, like family, siblings, sports, activities, school, academics and behavior.
Mr. Anderson goes above and beyond his job responsibilities at Emerson all the time. He is willing to help in anything that would help the school and students. Administrative responsibilities, Health and Physical Education committees, school event scheduling, student mentoring, providing sport and activity information to give students opportunities, and most importantly being a constant role model and promoting the ideas of good character and sportsmanship.
Thank You, Mr. Anderson, for your dedication and all you do for Emerson and Fraser! There are countless people in the Fraser community who know Mr. Anderson, please make it a point to give him a shout out the next time you see him!
Kelly Barker is always so positive and committed to supporting her students (and all of our Mark Twain Comets) each day. Mrs. Barker was heard talking to one of her second-grade students in the hallway about an incident that had occurred in class. Just one day after our district training in Restorative Practices, she was already using the questions from the training to help the student understand the impact of his behavior. Mrs. Barker is also Co-chair of the PBIS Committee at Twain and is helping to lead their building-wide efforts to support behaviors. She gives tons of her own time to help make Twain a wonderful place for students. Submitted by Mrs. Laura Woods
Theresa is a productive member of the Disney Elementary Ancillary Team. She has worked hard to provide services for her caseload at Disney and has been instrumental in guiding those students that need additional social-emotional help with programming, services, modifications, and one on one assistance. She has also been observed mentoring other district social workers, providing guidance, advice, and suggestions on how to proceed with student issues. She is a worthy recipient of a Fraser Shout Out! Submitted by Mr. Denis Metty
Marianne went above and beyond during the PESG / EDUstaff transition. She did a great job of organizing all the details regarding the ending of PESG and the beginning of EDUstaff for our subs and other contract employees. She is a worthy recipient of a Fraser Shout Out!
Jim Rodgers organized a trip to Fraser Villa for their annual Harvest Ball. Their leadership team was impressed with the way the student carried themselves and their interaction with the Fraser Villa seniors. The families shared how much they appreciated the connection the students established by talking with the seniors and taking them out on the dance floor! A few of his students have reached out to inquire about future volunteer events happening at Fraser Villa. Mr. Rodgers and his students were credited with making the evening a success. Additionally, the band received a #1 rating at Festival!