Employee Recognition Award winners to be honored at May 27 board meeting

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Congratulations to each of the 2021 Olympia School District Employee Recognition Award winners, who will be honored at the May 27 school board meeting.

This annual awards program is designed to recognize employees from throughout the district in several categories. All employees districtwide were invited to send in nominations, and a screening committee reviewed the entries and selected the winners.

The school board will recognize the winners at the start of the board meeting on Thursday, May 27 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in person and on Zoom. View meeting details and Zoom links.

The Innovator
“Changes Making a Difference” – Any staff member who demonstrates innovative strategies that significantly improve the district mission.”
Mimi Arnett, English Language Specialist, (Garfield, Madison, McKenny elementary schools)

The Champion of Differences
“Celebrates Diversity” – Any staff member who, by their actions, celebrates the values and differences of individual groups.
Melissa Wood, English Language Specialist and Department Chair (Jefferson, Marshall, Reeves and Washington middle schools)

The Unsung Hero
“Goes the Extra Mile” – Any staff member who continually gets results with little or no fanfare.
Jane Lane, Paraeducator, LP Brown Elementary School

The Coach
“Supports Others” – Any staff member who plays a unique role in enabling others to excel.
Paul Rae, Teacher, Coach and Department Head, Olympia High School

The Dream Team
“Above and Beyond” – Any group of staff members working together to help students succeed in or out of the classroom.
Roosevelt Elementary School LEAP and Academy Team