Read about our newest Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes Logo with the words: Celebrating OSD EmployeesEveryday Heroes is a regular feature in this staff blog. 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 are our newest honorees:

Everyday Hero
Chris Johnston, Security Guard, Capital High School

Chris Johnston does security at Capital High School. I like the way he treats all the kids with dignity, respect and good humor. He seems to have a nice relationship with these kids even when he has to stop by their classroom and inform them they’ll have to spend lunch in suspension. The way we treat the kids often models to them the way they are expected to treat others throughout their lives. They seem to know he is concerned and always looking out for their best interests. Way to go Chris!
Submitted by Mike Pelly, Capital HS Paraeducator

Everyday Heroes
Justin Lanting, Business Manager, and Tricia Kelley, Accounting Supervisor, Business Office

I would like to thank them for ALL of their prompt responses, accurate communications and quality training. The breadth of their knowledge is truly impressive. They have helped me with everything from account code correction to Skyward reports, and the list really does go on. They are helpful, professional, timely and genuinely want all departments to succeed. They share their knowledge and have outstanding follow up.
Submitted by Christa Hilinski, Executive Assistant, K-12 Teaching and Learning

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.