Nebo School District has announced the winners of its December 2014 PEAK Award winners. The award showcases the district’s “Positive Energy And Kind” employees. PEAK Award winners are nominated by patrons and recognized by the district superintendent, district staff and the Nebo School District Board of Education.
The winners for December 2014 are as follows:
Norma Jean McConnell, Sweeper,
Mapleton Elementary Nominated by: Lori Bradford
“Norma is a wonderful employee who isn’t afraid of work. She knows how to clean and does it well. We have had some major toileting issues in our first-grade area restrooms, and she is right there closing the contaminated area off and quickly disinfecting it. She evens unclogs the ugly clogs.
“Norma is kind and loving and helps us to teach about being responsible for ourselves. I am in a UEI unit. She heard us teach a fall science lesson, and she asked if she could teach us a song about fall leaves. The students loved the song. They especially love Miss Norma, and they don’t want to leave messes for her.”
Claudia Shaffer, Teacher, Sage Creek Elementary Nominated by: Teresa Mati
and Jan Marie Cannon
“Mrs. Shaffer and our wonderful Chinese teachers have worked hard to provide an excellent Chinese immersion program. I really appreciate the way Mrs. Shaffer and the others have really gone the extra mile.”
“Mrs. Shaffer has served and helped my girls, going the extra mile for reading.... I will always be grateful.”
Christine Beardall, Secretary,
Salem Junior High Nominated by: Jordan Blanchard
“Christine always has a smile on her face and is so helpful to students, parents, and staff. I have talked to her at the end of a day when she says she is so tired. Then a person needing help will come in, and she puts her smile back on and helps. Christine really puts the needs of our students, parents and staff before her own.”
Chris Hall, Secretary, Spanish Fork Junior High Nominated by: Anne Cook
and Mark Bake
“As a new finance secretary, I constantly have questions on TES Software and other book keeping practices. Chris Hall has been my go-to person. There are days that I feel like I call her a million times, and she is always so kind and never seems to be bothered. Chris helps me realize that I am doing okay. It’s nice to be able to feel that I can count on others to help me through the difficult times.”
“Chris Hall’s exceptional service is not a one-time shot. She consistently treats everyone with prompt, accurate, humorous and effective service. Chris provides immediate help when people need her services, and she does it all without complaint.”
Amy Darrington and Kristen Money, Special Education Teachers, Canyon
Elementar Nominated by: Jamie Hamblin
“Amy and Kristen took time out of their busy schedule to help the 4th-6th grade teams learn how to use the Dibels program for struggling students. They were patient as we asked several questions. They made sure we got our copies and assisted us in using this program to better help our struggling readers. They are willing to go above and beyond what was asked of them. Teachers who do whatever it takes to help students learn and make the work environment better are amazing.”
America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln
The December 2014 winners of Nebo School District’s PEAK Award were recognized during a recent meeting of the Nebo School District Board of Education.