#SCCSD March Staff Members of the Month

March Staff Members of the Month

Amy Oleson, 4th-Grade Teacher @ Perry Creek Elementary

“Mrs. Oleson creates a positive and engaging learning environment in her classroom. Students often express their appreciation of her challenging them in fun learning experiences that strengthen their skills in reading and math. She truly cares about helping her students experience success and reach their potential. Congratulations!”

Brittany Shonkwiler, 4th Grade Teacher @ Perry Creek Elementary

“Mrs. Shonkwiler serves as the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) facilitator for our PBIS Tier 1 Team. As a facilitator, she creates agendas, leads meetings, and communicates with staff. Mrs. Shonkwiler identifies personal goals with her students and helps them successfully attain those goals. She has a warm smile and makes learning fun! Congratulations, Mrs. Shonkwiler.”

Laura McElroy, 1st-Grade Teacher @ Perry Creek Elementary

“Mrs. McElroy is a patient and calm teacher who maintains positive relationships with her students, their families, and her colleagues. She is a great team player and represents first grade on Perry Creek’s Building Leadership Team. Mrs. McElroy always has the best interest of her students and always has a smile on her face!”

Kim Reising, Building Assistant @ Liberty Elementary

“Kim always has a smile on her face and she goes above and beyond to help the staff and students at Liberty. Kim’s great sense of humor has helped keep a positive environment in our school throughout this challenging year. We are grateful to have Kim on our team. Thank you, Mrs. Reising, for all that you do to Make it Happen at Liberty Elementary!”

Katrina Loofe, Teacher @ Liberty Elementary

“Miss Loofe goes the extra mile to support her colleagues as well as her students. Miss Loofe has demonstrated grace and patience with her students and has truly helped them grow academically and as individuals. Miss Loofe is very involved with the school community and is always willing to lend a hand for any extra activities we have held. Thank you, Miss Loofe, for going above and beyond to Make it Happen for Liberty Elementary!”

Kelsey Kool, Preschool Teacher @ Hunt A+ Arts Elementary

“Kelsey has been an excellent addition to Hunt A+. She has such a kind and patient heart for students at Hunt A+. Kelsey collaborates with her colleagues and she prepares our preschool students for elementary school. We are so happy to have Kelsey at our building!”

Tarae Gardner, 5th Grade Teacher @ Unity Elementary

“Mrs. Gardner was nominated as our staff member of the month by colleagues and parents. Mrs. Gardner strives to assist her students whenever possible. One evening she provided a parent with step-by-step instructions and pictures to assist with their child’s assignment. Mrs. Gardner is a tremendous advocate for all of her students. She is also a building leader and works as a coach to enhance technology integration within classroom instructional practices. Congratulations, Mrs. Gardner!”

Allison Whitead, Kindergarten Teacher @ Loess Hills Computer Programming Elementary

“Allison Whitead works hard to teach her students the PAWS expectations. Allison is always willing to share her knowledge, time, and resources. She has shown great leadership in our building by supporting her fellow co-workers as they learn the new curriculum. Our students, parents, and staff at Loess Hills are thankful to have Allison Whitead as a Kindergarten teacher and as a positive team member!”

Amelia Niggeling & Sarah Fairbanks, Instructional Assistants @ Riverside Elementary

“These two ladies make a great team in the Alternative School at Riverside. They are always willing to help wherever needed. Their positive spirit is great for the staff and students at our school. Great work, ladies!”