Two more amazing staff recognized as 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 the 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
Amanda Beers, College & Career Counselor/Yearbook Advisor, and Elianne Fisher, American Sign Language Teacher, Capital HS

I was absolutely delighted to learn Amanda Beers and Elianne Fisher have been working with their students to create daily news videos for Capital High School that include accurate closed captions. By captioning their video content, they are ensuring everyone in their community can enjoy the content. Beyond that, by instructing students on the process of creating accurate closed captioning they are setting them up for success in creating professional media content. Awesome work team! What a great example you are setting for your students and the district as a whole. We are proud of you, Go Cougs!
Submitted by Robert Hardy, Website Accessibility Specialist

Everyday Hero
Mike Schwegler, Carpenter, Support Service Center

We would like to nominate OSD’s Carpenter, Mike Schwegler, for this week’s Everyday Hero. Mike continues to impress us with the work orders he has completed for our school. He is talented, friendly, prompt and gets the job done. Recently, we requested some work to be done in our tiny health room. Since space was such an issue, he built drawers underneath our health room beds to store shoes, blankets and other supplies. He also helped us problem solve and installed a hanging rack for coats.

Space was also an issue in our staff room. Hand-built bench seating with storage space underneath. Problem solved!He can fix anything, and there are times, with the kitchen, that he has had to get very creative! He cares about his job, and his customer service is by far some of the best we have encountered. He is simply amazing!
Submitted by: Cindi Walker, School Nurse, Misty Wilen, Temporary Kitchen Manager, and Roxanne Schwegler, Administrative Assistant

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.