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Fraser Shout Outs

SHOUT OUTS!

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:

Peter Zielkowski

Peter Zielkowski

I would like to give a Shout Out to Peter Zielkowski. Peter is the midday custodian at Eisenhower Elementary. Although new to Ike this year, Peter quickly adapted to our building routines. He has a “can-do” attitude and takes pride in his work. He does whatever he can to make sure the building is clean and safe for all stakeholders. He goes about his work with a smile and always has a kind word for staff and students. Peter helps to make Eisenhower a wonderful place and we are thankful he is on our team!

Submitted by: Keith Tonn

 

 

Ashley Gonsler

Ashley Gonsler

Ashley is a dedicated, talented school social worker. She works hard to support all of our students, first and foremost but also works tirelessly to give our families and staff the support they need, too.

This year, Ashley has risen to the unique challenges brought to us by the pandemic, and she has been so deliberate to provide proactive supports in our classrooms to give all students the social-emotional skills they need to be successful learners. She also makes sure that individual students get the personalized support they need to be successful at school.

She is positive, collaborative, and flexible, and we are so lucky to have Ashley at Twain!

Submitted by: Laura Woods

 

 

 

 

 

Helena Fisher

Helena Fisher

Helena has stepped into the role of assistant principal in the middle of the school year during a pandemic. Helena has done a tremendous job connecting with students and staff. Helena handles difficult conversations with grace and professionalism. We are lucky to have her on our team.

Submitted by: Ryan Sines

 

 

 

Marcy Krebs

Marcy Krebs

Mrs. Krebs is both our meal coordinator and office clerk at Salk. She is a true team player and supports our building efforts in any way she can to make the day run smoothly. The connections she makes and the relationships she builds with the students are remarkable.

I am thankful for her continued flexibility and the positivity she brings to Salk.

Submitted by: Kristi Skladanowski

 

 

 

Melanie Motto

Melanie Motto

Melanie is a Special Education Paraprofessional here at Edison and does an amazing job supporting our students. She has a calm presence about her that makes students feel safe and comfortable- so they can get their learning done. Melanie knows her students well and knows when to challenge them so they can work to their full potential. She also has a knack for recognizing when her students are struggling and knows how to best support them.

Melanie is a team player in our building- always working toward the common good of our students. She is cheerful, approachable, and always willing to help! She even took the initiative of applying for a recent grant and was awarded $2,500 for the purchase of sensory items for our resource room students!

Our students and staff are blessed to work with such a dedicated professional!

Submitted by: Kristy Wiegand

 

 

Lisa Romanski

 

Lisa Romanski

She has worked tirelessly for over a month, completely revamping the textbook room at FHS. She has reorganized it completely, making it so much more user-friendly. This herculean effort will make it easier for everyone who uses that room. She saw the need and jumped right in with a solution!

This is in addition to the stellar job she does each and every day as a media-tech. She spends her day helping all students who come through our doors. She is cheerful and always goes the extra mile for kids. We are so lucky to have her in the Media Center!

Submitted by: Ryan Sines

Lisa Gueffroy

Lisa Gueffroy

Lisa is a building interventionist at Salk Elementary. This year, due to staffing adjustments, Lisa has had to wear the hats of multiple roles this year. She does a great job organizing and supporting our intervention efforts and is always willing to help where needed and do what is best for our Seahawks. She is flexible, hardworking, and an asset to our Salk Staff.

Submitted by Kristi Skladanowski

 

 

Stevie Cole

Stevie Cole

Stevie Cole is an invaluable asset at the bus garage. He comes to work every day ready to help all of our drivers and staff. He maintains a very flexible and calm attitude which we all appreciate during these stressful times. He has also done an excellent job with our yearly MSP inspections that took place at the beginning of December. He works very hard for our department every single day!

Submitted by:  Dan Waters

 

Bryan Bennett

Bryan Bennett

Bryan Bennett is an invaluable asset at the bus garage. He comes to work every day ready to help all of our drivers and staff. He maintains a very flexible and calm attitude which we all appreciate during these stressful times. He has also done an excellent job with our yearly MSP inspections that took place at the beginning of December. He works very hard for our department every single day!

Submitted by:  Dan Waters

 

 Jennifer Justice

Jennifer Justice

 

CTE Lab Technician Jennifer Justice has worked tirelessly to lead the project of preparing CTE Lab Bags for every student currently enrolled in a CTE course. With the help of the Lab Tech Team, Jennifer has distributed over 1,200 bags loaded with equipment & supplies that allow students to engage with their teachers from a distance, in addition to student supply bags for every Rambler! Thank you for your leadership of this project!
 
Submitted by:  Brent Brasure
 

 

Kim Donnelly

Kim Donnelly

Kim is a paraprofessional in our Cognitively Impaired Program at Edison Elementary. Kim always goes above and beyond in her role and she cares deeply about her students. Kim supports her students through various aspects of their day. She always knows when to jump in and scaffold her students and when to support them from afar in order to help them gain confidence and independence. Her students feel safe and comfortable in her presence. Around the building, Kim always has a positive attitude and a friendly demeanor. We are so lucky to have Kim here at Edison! Thanks so much, Kim, for all of your hard work. It doesn't go unnoticed.

Submitted by: Kristy Wiegand

 

 Judy Cichowski

Judy Cichowski

I would like to give a Shout Out to Judy Cichowski. Judy is a Resource Room teacher at Eisenhower Elementary.

Judy is an expert in meeting our students’ needs and works tirelessly at doing so. This year she has gone both above and beyond developing Contingency Learning Plans for each of our special education students. In addition, she is working with our team to coordinate services for our youngest learners due to recent transfers. Her efforts to service ALL students have not gone unnoticed. J

Judy also traditionally oversees extracurricular activities such as Student Council. Working with her co-chair they plan leadership activities for our Student Council members and fundraisers to support building initiatives. She helps all of us SOAR!

Submitted by:  Keith Tonn

 

 

Kris Robinson

Kris Robinson

I would like to recognize Kris for her effort in supporting our teachers, students, and families as we started the 20-21 school year. One of Kris's early responsibilities in supporting our Face to Face portion of our schedule at RMS was to create small group cohorts that kept our class sizes; consistent across each of our colleagues' courses. Along with this class size focus, Kris created a solid system for our students to check into the building that promoted social distancing and supported the needs of our attendance/safety protocol. She has been flexible working with our staff, parents, and students in adjusting our cohort groups for a variety of reasons while allowing for additional days that our students can connect with our teachers (and support staff). This has made a difference with our students' experience who may have struggled through the virtual connection times.

Submitted by:  Huston Julian

 

Rhonda Perry

 Rhonda Perry

Rhonda has been asked to fill-in for different Administrative Assistant positions while others were on leave.  Rhonda has also done an amazing job of tracking attendance during the school year.

Submitted by:  Ryan Sines

 

  Nicole Mikaelian

Nicole Mikaelian

Nicole is our newest Speech and Language Pathologist here in Fraser. Although she was hired during a very unusual time, Nicole has totally hit the ground running! She has quickly settled into both Disney Elementary and Emerson Elementary and has already started to make great connections within our Fraser Family. Nicole is always friendly, highly organized, and very conscientious with her evaluations and our Special Education procedures. Beginning a new position, servicing a large caseload, and is split between two buildings during a pandemic is no easy task; Nicole has really gone above and beyond in making sure our staff, students and families have had a smooth transition! She is a major rock star and a great addition to our department. Keep up the great work, Nicole!

Submitted by Jane Sturgell

 

Carm Bambrick

Carm Bambrick

During the most recent benefit open enrollment process, Human Resources rolled out an automated, paperless open enrollment system. Carm coordinated meetings with each vendor related to the system set up and the real-time exporting of our data to the insurance companies the district has contracts with. Carm also coordinated the employee training sessions that were held during open enrollment and worked with employees who were having difficulties navigating the system and that made errors during the process. Lastly, all information was uploaded to payroll correctly and on time for the first pay of 2020

Carm was responsible for all aspects of this process and did an excellent job! Overall, the transition was very successful because of Carm’s expertise and customer service. Well Done!!!

Submitted by Kerry Terman

 

Ken Monahan

Ken Monahan

Ken went out of his way to make sure the rooms were set up for each class during the FPS Step Challenge. He patiently demonstrated how to use the sound system, made sure doors were unlocked and restrooms were available. Always there with a smile, a joke, and a willingness to take care of anything that popped up.
 
Additional Comments
Carm: He gets the room ready and has been so helpful with making sure I’m good at operating the sound system and he stays close in case I need anything. Not only for the step challenge but every day for basketball practice he checks with me to make sure I have everything I need before and after practice. Always greets me with a smile and is ready to help if needed. I never have to go look for him, he’s always close by during practice. I so appreciate all he does.
 
Submitted by Bev Belzyt, Carm Bambrick, and Dan Waters
 
Alina Chinn
 
Alina Chinn
 
Alina is beginning her 3rd year as our building social worker. She works to meet the needs of all students in the building and the support staff whenever and wherever needed. Alina is calm, patient, and her overall positive demeanor benefit all who interact with her. I appreciate her willingness to take on new challenges and her desire to continue to challenge herself and grow in her role.
 
Submitted by: Kristi Skladanowski