Kudos to two new Everyday Heroes

Everyday Heroes Logo with the words: Celebrating OSD Employees

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 Hero
Callie Jones, Special Education Resource Room Teacher, and Behavior Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), Roosevelt Elementary School

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate and admire the support you lend to the Roosevelt community. You are a ROCK STAR! This year, during a pandemic, you have led the family support team in our building with grace and compassion. From visiting families at their houses to ensure that they had what they needed for learning, to organizing the materials team to distribute supplies at the school, you have never wavered in your commitment to the families in our community. This year, when our school desperately needed a special education teacher, you took that role on as well. The work you are doing with the students in our resource room is transforming the way that students are able to perform in the classroom. You are a close listener, a quick learner, and hard worker whose attention to detail ensures the job gets done correctly the first time.

Callie, we are so lucky to have you working in our school community. Thank you for always being there for our students and families.  
Submitted by Sean Shaughnessy, Principal, Roosevelt ES

Everyday Hero
Carrie Blackwell, Supervisor, Student Information Systems

Carrie is the new Student Information Supervisor. In the 2020 school year, she was responsible for the Skyward COVID grading, new attendance taking and getting all students and families connected to Family Access. It was a very busy year! Then came the 2021 school year; online enrollment, wellness screenings for staff and students, new grading setups… the list can really go on, because everything with Skyward has changed!

Carrie is a go-getter and has brought to the District her smile, her knowledge, compassion and non-stop dedication to keeping our students, staff and families connected.

We are so lucky to have her with us.
Submitted by Donna Lamont, Data Management Analyst, SIS

How to nominate an Everyday Hero

  • Email the Communications and Community Relations Department (communications@osd.wednet.edu) 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.