Employee Recognition Award winners to be honored at May 6 board meeting

Congratulations to each of the 2019 Olympia School District Employee Recognition Award winners, who will be honored at the May 6 school board meeting.

This annual awards program is designed to recognize employees from throughout the district in several categories. All employees districtwide were invited to send in nominations, and a screening committee reviewed the entries and selected the winners.

The school board will recognize the winners at the start of the board meeting on Monday, May 6, 6:30 p.m at the Olympia Regional Learning Academy. 

The Innovator
“Changes Making a Difference” – Any staff member who demonstrates innovative strategies that significantly improve the district mission.”
Candi Koch, Behavior Technician, McLane Elementary School

The Champion of Differences
“Celebrates Diversity” – Any staff member who, by their actions, celebrates the values and differences of individual groups.
Inger Owen, Assistant Director of Programs and Special Projects, K-12 Teaching and Learning

The Unsung Hero
“Goes the Extra Mile” – Any staff member who continually gets results with little or no fanfare.
Connie Harper, Career Center Specialist, Olympia High School
Daniel McCartan, Speech and Language Therapist, Lincoln Elementary School
Paul Sierra, HVAC Technician, Support Services Center – Maintenance

The Coach
“Supports Others” – Any staff member who plays a unique role in enabling others to excel.
Tania Albert, English Teacher, Olympia High School

The Dream Team
“Above and Beyond” – Any group of staff members working together to help students succeed in or out of the classroom.
Capital High School Special Education Team
District English Language Learner Program Team