Thank you to all who continue to submit names of employees districtwide who have done something deserving of encouragement and praise. Remember to give a shout out to one of your colleagues at your school or support building and watch for it to appear in an upcoming Everyday Heroes blog post.
Here is our latest honoree:
Jennifer Grones, Teacher, Special Education, Lincoln Elementary School
“Every day, Jenny has the brightest and warmest smile for students, colleagues, and families. She is creative and kind in her work with students; pulling from years of experience to serve children and families in the best possible way. Not only is Jenny a powerful educator and advocate for students and families, but she is also a resource, a confidant, and a mentor to countless staff in our building. She is a special education teacher, who works incredibly hard to make sure the services provided to children are tailored to their social, emotional, academic, and physical needs. She is always willing to support any situation involving a child, and prior to this year, was the assigned substitute for our principal. I highly recommend Jennifer Grones as an Everyday ‘Shero’ (female for hero). She helps to make this a place where children and families are truly celebrated and advocated for.”
Submitted by Danielle Hull
How to nominate an Everyday Hero
The process is simple:
- Email the Communications and Community Relations Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) a few sentences, and no more than 200 words, about why the person deserves recognition. It’s easiest to write as if speaking directly to the colleague, such as “Thank you for helping with…” or “I really appreciated when you…”
- Write Everyday Heroes in the subject heading of the email.
- Include your first and last name as the person submitting the comments.
- Include the first and last name of the OSD employee you are recognizing.
- Include the job title and work location (school or department) of the person you are recognizing.
All submissions will be posted in this blog and archived each week.
We can’t wait to hear about all of our Everyday Heroes, because we know that every day our bus drivers, child nutrition staff, custodial employees, teachers, paraeducators, school and district office staff, and others are doing amazing work on behalf of students.