Announcing two new Everyday Heroes: Who are they?

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
Chelsea Peterson, ELL Teacher, Olympia HS

Chelsea transitioned from teaching English to managing the ELL program (at OHS). She rapidly made a number of positive changes, especially in terms of communication. She put on a staff development to give us tools in the classroom that we could use to facilitate the learning of ELL students (and everyone else!). I have recommended students to her that I suspected were struggling due to language issues, but Chelsea did not just test them, she worked with them after school! I admire and appreciate the substantial work she has put into the ELL program to transform it into something that meaningfully supports the ELL student.
Submitted by Sarah Violette, English Teacher, Olympia HS

Everyday Hero
Jessica Wyman, Behavior Technician, LP Brown ES

Jessica is always going above and beyond. She is in constant movement throughout the school. I swear she’s never still. Whether it has to do with her job or not, she is always helping out fellow staff if someone needs something. When it comes to her job, despite often dealing with kids who are not making the best choices, she is always upbeat. She treats the kids with respect, but also has high expectations. It’s great watching and listening to her work with kids and helping them to solve the problem at hand. It’s been fun working with her for the second year in a row. I love her!
Submitted by Megan Green, Attendance Secretary, LP Brown ES

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.