Congratulations to this week’s Everyday Hero; send us yours!

Everyday Heroes Logo with the words: Celebrating OSD Employees

As we start our new year, remember to submit names of employees districtwide who have done something deserving of encouragement and praise. 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 newest honoree:

Everyday Hero
Denise Morrison, Speech Language Pathologist at LP Brown Elementary
“My hero is Denise Morrison, who works as our building’s SLP here at LP Brown Elementary. Denise goes above and beyond every day to support our students and staff by wearing many different hats, as a stand-in cert for a class without a sub, our OEA building rep, and an amazing speech therapist. She genuinely cares for students and staff members and is highly invested in helping us all to be successful. She takes the time to listen and always know just what to say. Her office is my favorite place to visit in the building, a spot of calm in the storm of the day to day when I am feeling overwhelmed and need to reset. She is always welcoming, even when she is busy. Thank you Denise, for being a supportive colleague I know I can always turn to to help me be my best.”
Submitted by Janelle Holbein, LP Brown Elementary

How to nominate an Everyday Hero

  • Email the Communications and Community Relations Department ( 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 on a weekly basis 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.