ANNE STREET ELEMENTARY
Mrs. Wood has done an excellent job as the grade-level chairperson for first grade. She has accepted various tasks and has done an excellent job. We appreciate all that she does to contribute to Anne Street Elementary's standard of excellence.
April Stephens, Kamilah Gordon and Ashley Porter, second grade teachers
These teachers have supported the grade-level over the last few months to ensure that one of our second grade classes, being served by a long term sub, continued to receive quality instruction. They took on extra students during instructional time and included them in small group and whole group instruction to make sure they stayed on pace. Thank you for putting in the extra time and effort to support these students and demonstrating this type of team spirit.
Laura Love, teacher and Jerry Lewis, head custodian
Ms. Love quietly comes in and works hard to educate her students. She is reflective, seeks to improve and cares deeply about her students and their achievement. Thank you for being dedicated and reliable!
Mr. Lewis is always friendly, caring and has a positive attitude, even when the demands of the job are unpleasant (sick students, plumbing issues at the school, etc.). He takes pride in his work and is a great role model for his team.
COWAN ROAD ELEMENTARY
Laura Forehand goes the extra mile with her responsibilities and duties. She is a team player, working cooperatively with administrators and co-workers. She is prompt with all her duties, always has a smile on her face and willingly accepts extra responsibilities. She coordinated a wonderful Christmas program with our staff and students and works hard to ensure we have a well-rounded program of activities here at Cowan Road Elementary. It is with grateful appreciation that I recommend Mrs. Forehand as our Employee of the month.
Rhonda Grubb, Wanda Spear, Kaye Reaves, Connie Howard, Tammy Polk, Olivia Merez and Vera Spencer, ELA team
These ladies are working hard on designing a school-wide independent reading plan to increase Lexile's.
Accountability for independent reading will increase with reading logs, goal setting and celebrations.
This group is supporting change related to teacher AND student best practices.
FUTRAL ROAD ELEMENTARY
Gayle Harvil, music teacher
Ms. Harvil truly goes above and beyond to enrich the fine arts here at Futral. Not only does she organize our PTO and Christmas concerts but she also oversees our music club, which meets once a week after school. During the holiday season, she took our music club students caroling at Stepping Stones, The Renaissance Center and Brightmoor Nursing Center. Thank you Ms. Havil for investing in our students and sharing that investment with our community!
JACKSON ROAD ELEMENTARY
Mitzi is not only extremely conscientious but she is always one of the first people to step up to help in any situation. She recently became our building opener when an employee was out for several weeks because she is typically one of the first employees in the building and doesn't leave until late most days. She spends a great deal of her summer at the building or calling to ask, "When is the very first second I can come back?" If any of our families or staff need anything, she doesn't hesitate to give her time and/or resources. She is a great teacher who is super dedicated to her students and is passionate about getting them ready to take on the next milestone. Thank you Mrs. Barcus!
JORDAN HILL ELEMENTARY
Sandra Whatley, custodian
Ms. Whatley does her work with a smile on her face and she is very pleasant to the staff and students here at JHE. And, when those situations arise where someone is needed to help clean up quickly, she willingly steps up to help out. Thanks Ms. Whatley for all you do!
Lynelle Andrews and Alicia Parker
Both Mrs. Andrews and Ms. Parker should be commended for leading our students in the stunning performance in the winter musical of "Annie" at the December PTO meeting and the Southern Crescent Technical College faculty/staff luncheon. We appreciate their hard work and dedication!
MORELAND ROAD ELEMENTARY
Amanda Collins is a special needs paraprofessional in one of our Kindergarten classrooms. Amanda goes above and beyond each day to carry out her responsibilities, as well as, help anyone else who may need assistance. She is always willing to do anything that is asked of her and volunteers to jump in whenever she sees a need. Amanda is a very valuable asset to the staff at MRE.
Christie Shouse and Essence Williams
Christie Shouse is Orrs certified staff member of the month and Essence Williams is Orrs classified staff member of the month.