Not one, but two new Everyday Heroes this week!

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 Heroes
Mimi Peradotto, Office Manager, Thurgood Marshall Middle School and Christina Costelo, Attendance Secretary and Registrar, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Mimi, our school stalwart, continues to keep the machine humming in the face of increasing work demand.  Her organization, directness, and kindness have saved the day more times than we can count school days.

Christina has stepped into a new role with demands outpacing the position and admirably.  She is new to our school.  Staff shortages…. no problem.  Late busses… no problem. Frustrated staff, parents, students… no problem. She is always welcoming, doing more than her duty (e.g. rides to employees with transportation difficulties 30 minutes each direction!), and a reason to visit the office.
Submitted by Michael Kelly, Teacher, Thurgood Marshall Middle School

Everyday Hero
Nicole Sande, Counselor, Capital High School

As a parent and employee at CHS, I very much appreciate Nicole Sande, a CHS counselor, for spearheading and managing a donated “fancy clothes” closet right before the homecoming dance. This offering for students who may have barriers in accessing formal wear aligns with district goals to foster compassion, check bias, support social-emotional health and provide connection. This closet is a huge contribution by organizing something that collaborates with community members, invites kids in and sets an example for them to be kind, inclusive and recycle! ❤
Submitted by Connie Phegley, Paraeducator, Capital High School

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.