Two thumbs up for two new Everyday Heroes this week

Everyday Heroes Logo with the words: Celebrating OSD Employees

Recognition of outstanding OSD colleagues continues with two new Everyday Heroes this week. Everyday 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 Heroes
Kristi Bonds, Teacher Librarian, and Jody Chipman, Administrative Assistant, Capital High School

Kristi Bonds and Jody Chipman, our Teacher Librarian and Administrative Assistant, are the best at supporting our students and staff each day with a warm smile and welcoming attitude when providing them with books and even supplies. Since September, Kristi and Jody have been extremely helpful at setting up book checkouts for students. Kristi has even set up her chair and book cart outside on Wednesdays so families can drive by and pick up a bag full of books so carefully packaged just like a Christmas present!

Kristi has also had students do book reviews and posts them online for students to encourage them to want to check out more books. Additionally, Kristi and her OHS colleague, Stacy Udo have created some great schoolwide lessons to help educate youth on the many facets of how the media influences us in the world today!

I can’t thank you, Kristi and Jody enough for being here every single day for students to get what they need with a warm and welcoming attitude. 
Submitted by Michelle Anderson, Assistant Principal/Construction Manager, Capital HS

Everyday Heroes
OSD Custodial Staff

I want to thank you for all of the hard work you have been doing since the beginning of the pandemic. This has been an unusual and stressful time for many. Your solid commitment to your schools, students and staff have helped to create a safer and less stressful environment at the schools

I appreciate that you are willing to learn so much in such a short time with new disinfecting procedures/equipment. You put yourself out there on the front lines to clean and prepare the schools so that others doing critical work (like nurses, police and teachers) can continue to do so.

Thank you!
Submitted by Wendy Couture, Custodial and Safety Supervisor, Support Service Center

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.