Kudos 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
Bob Kickner, Athletic Director, Olympia High School

We have a large demand for our facilities. Between our own district use and the use of many groups in the community it can be a difficult task to accommodate everyone. Recently we discovered we had a one-week overlap for gym space and were struggling to provide opportunities for gym use to YMCA sports youth volleyball. Bob Kickner, athletic director for Olympia High School, called to see how he could help. Bob worked with our facilities use person, Carmen Panter, as well as the YMCA to provide a solution.  

YMCA kids will practice at Olympia High School during the week and will be tutored by the Olympia High School team. On one of the nights they will be provided passes to watch the OHS team compete. Bob provided a great example of finding a creative way to support both our district needs and the needs of our community partner YMCA where all kids win. Thank you Bob!
Submitted by Frank Wilson, Executive Director of Operations, Support Service Center 

Everyday Heroes
Todd Thornton and Theresa Jones, Groundskeepers, Support Service Center

I wanted to take this opportunity to compliment Todd and Theresa for resolving a work order that has been circulating for a few years. These two were efficient as they cleaned moss from the roof and then cleaned out the gutters around our courtyard. They were sensitive about possibly disrupting classes and communicated with staff about their work plan. Reeves greatly appreciates the hard work displayed by Tod and Theresa as they resolved an issue that has been an eyesore and caused flooding issues in the past. 
Submitted by Aaron Davis, Principal, Reeves Middle 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.