High fives to this week’s 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
Jen Baker, Administrative Assistant, Support Service Center

Jenifer Baker deserves a huge shout out for everything she does for buildings and grounds. She really does do a bit of everything, too. She is always quick to help us with our sometimes silly administrative questions and problems regarding everything from True Time, Skyward, scanning and copying, our procurement and budget, and so much more. It can be hectic around the Support Service Center shop, especially during the last year, and Jen always has a smile and a couple minutes to chat when we come to her for help. The Maintenance and Grounds departments could not operate without Jen, and we are lucky to have her on our team. Thanks, Jen!
Submitted by Ben Swick, Maintenance Technician, Support Service Center

Everyday Heroes
Transition Program Staff and Students

A special shout-out to our fellow students and staff from the Transition Program. As Garfield prepares for our preschool through fifth grade students on site, we have really appreciated the extra support we have received from our older students in the Transition Program and staff members Kathy Lewis, Dena Liden, Reilly Gahm, Erin Papiez, and Janet Forbord; along with teachers Julia Calhoon and Jesse Davis. The team comes to Garfield several times a week and helps sanitize areas inside the school and cleans up around our gardens, playground and field. This extra support has been really important for the safety and overall cleanliness of our school. It is always a positive when our older students are willing and interested in helping our youngers. We are truly grateful for their support.
Submitted by Principal Brendon Chertok and the Garfield Community, Garfield Elementary School

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.