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December Employees of the Month

Scott Merzoian

Scott joined the district in 2014 and has since been known for his hard work and kindness.  Although his job is often challenging, he goes about his day with a smile on his face.  He supports and believes in his teachers and is always working to improve everything at Monticello for the staff, students, and parents.   His staff could not have asked for a more positive, patient, fair, and caring leader and are so appreciative of all that he does.

Brenda McCown

A long-time Longview Schools team member, Brenda McCown displays a positive attitude that is contagious and motivating.  Her thoughtfulness and kindness towards the staff, students, and parents at Monticello is beautiful.  She is never without a smile on her face.  She is an integral part of keeping Monticello running smoothly.

2019-01-14T16:03:10+00:00January 14th, 2019|

November Employees of the Month

CERTIFICATED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Barbara Moore

Barbara Moore joined the district in 2011 and has since been known for her kindheartedness. She shows kindness to all students and is willing to help if they are in need. Not only is she positive and kind toward our students, but she is also uplifting to the staff with her positive attitude and words of kindness. She inspires others to do their best. Despite occasional challenges, she doesn’t complain. She remains positive and shares her calm and kind disposition with everyone she encounters.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Victoria Giles

A long-time Longview Public Schools team member, Vickie Giles, displays an upbeat personality that has contributed to providing a motivating and uplifting atmosphere in the transportation department. She has been a foundation of strength and guidance for struggling members and encouraged them with knowledge, words of encouragement and a warm, friendly smile. She is always available for department/district needs, even putting her own plans aside on evenings and weekends should the need arise. Vickie received a call from a team looking for a bus on a Saturday that they didn’t have ordered but she dropped everything on her day off to get a bus to the team and find a driver to take them as well, even volunteering to drive them herself to ensure the team would be able to attend their event at Districts.

She is selfless when it comes to the needs of the department and is an incredible asset to our district.

2018-12-18T15:52:13+00:00December 17th, 2018|

October Employees of the Month

John Hancock has been a valued Kessler team member since he joined Longview Public Schools in 2016. It’s noted that he has embraced Conscious Discipline and developed his ability to be patient, kind, and maintain a positive attitude. He has gone out of his way to stop and help students outside of his grade level; sharing his calm and positive attitude with them when needed most.

Cindy Street has been a long-time Longview Public Schools team member, lending her expertise to the transportation department since 1984. She does an amazing job getting Pervasive students rides on short notice to and from school at times that are out of the norm. Cindy can be contacted any time of day and will be able to find a bus to support our students quickly with a can-do attitude, even when it’s going to be tough. She will be sorely missed when she retires in 2019.

 

 

2018-11-15T10:16:04+00:00November 15th, 2018|

September Employees of the Month

Julie Schneider (on the left) has been a Longview Schools team member for over 20 years, and a good portion of that time has been spent at Broadway Early Learning Center. She is on the PTO committee, Site Based Committee, the Trelis Team, and has many other “hats” she wears at the campus. Julie has so much history and knowledge when it comes to connecting with Broadway families. She truly understands how impactful early intervention can be for our students. Her nominator referred to her as a “gem” and feels very lucky to have her on the team.

Theresa Bru (on the right)  has been a para educator since 2011 when she started at Cascade Middle School, eventually moving to Kessler. Theresa is quick to spot and address student needs and always does so with a smile. She has made it a smooth transition for many students who have moved back to Kessler with the opening of a new Extensive Support Program. Her nominator noted that, “Theresa is amazing!”

2018-11-06T14:37:11+00:00November 6th, 2018|

May Employees of the Month

May Certificated Employee of the Month Debra Holmes joined Cascade as a counselor late Summer 2017, and quickly became an invaluable member or the team, trusted by staff and students alike.

Debra is often one of the first staff members to the school in the morning and often stays late to ensure that things are handled. She spends the majority of her day working with and supporting students at Cascade who trust her as they seek her out for support and guidance.

She is willing to jump in and help support where she is needed and is a fixture in the halls at passing and in the lunch room–speaking with students, building relationships and encouraging students to act appropriately.

May Classified Employee of the Month Eric Becker transitioned from a substitute custodian to a permanent employee at Broadway approximately a year ago.

His personality has been a great match for Broadway staff and preschool children—including his good sense of humor. Eric goes beyond expectations in the quality and quantity of work in an expedient manner. He exhibits a “can do” and “will do” attitude at all times.

 

 

2018-06-14T08:35:28+00:00June 14th, 2018|

April Employees of the Month

Monticello counselor Dave Rodman is compassionate, caring and a strong advocate for our students, especially those that struggle to be accepted socially by their peers. Dave establishes strong relationships with students, parents, and staff. He meets with individuals and small groups of students on a daily basis to work through their problems so that they can be successful in the classroom and in life. Dave is always looking for additional ways to make connections with students, and for students to make connections to our school. With the help of a few colleagues, Dave created an after school FIT club that has attracted more than 30 students. It has continued to grow throughout the year. Several students that have joined the club have shown tremendous growth at school. The self-confidence that they have gained from the club has positively impacted their performance at school.

Monticello school secretary Brenda McCown goes above and beyond the expectations to meet the needs of our students, staff, and parents. In high pressure situations, she is at her best. She understands all of the functions and operations of the school, which allows her to provide support and resources to those in need. Her work allows Monticello building to run efficiently and effectively, and she directly contributes to the positive culture throughout the school.

Congratulations to the April Employees of the Month Dave and Brenda!

2018-06-14T08:26:26+00:00June 5th, 2018|

March Employees of the Month

Each month, nominations are accepted from throughout the district to honor individuals who make significant contributions to our schools. Chosen for March from the nominees are two individuals who exceed expectations.

St. Helens teacher Heather Slind (left) is in her fourth year with LPS. Her nominator noted that she goes above and beyond in her job expectations every single day. She has a consistent positive attitude with some of the most challenging students. Heather has a growth mind-set when it comes to serving out students and seeing the impact. Heather moved 70% of her “intensive” students to “strategic” this last winter, as measured by DIBELS.

Long-time MOTF team member Barbara Howe (right) is the classified employee of the month. Barbara is currently the Maintenance and Grounds secretary known for her work ethic. She is a detail-oriented employee who spends time each day ensuring that policies and procedures are followed. She works hard to make sure the work-order process is efficient and complete as possible for our Maintenance and Grounds staff. This helps keep budgets and schedules within set parameters.

2018-05-23T15:57:34+00:00April 24th, 2018|

Information system outage

Update 4/25/18: All information system functions have been re-established at the state level.

Due to equipment failure at the state level, all Skyward information systems are unavailable. This includes Skyward Family Access and Student Access for parents, guardians, and students. Within the district all purchasing, payroll, employee and student records are also not available. We are receiving regular updates from the Skyward provider, but have no estimate of when the system will be up and running again. Please bear with us as we work though this disruption.

2018-04-25T14:02:33+00:00April 23rd, 2018|

February Employees of the Month

“Above and beyond” staff members for Employees of the Month for February are teacher Hanna Burleson and custodian Danny Edgecomb. Employees of the month exhibit positivity, “above and beyond” attitudes and/or have recently completed a task of significance for their building.

Hanna is currently in her fourth year of her LPS career at R.A. Long where she teaches science. She is known to be genuine and compassionate; she takes the time to get to know her students. Her nominator noted that after instructing her students, Hanna observed one struggling with the concepts. She then assisted them individually to ensure student success—this type of effort is what makes Hanna such an outstanding educator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Danny started his LPS career in 2003 as substitute and transitioned into a permanent custodian position in 2006. Since he first started, he consistently goes beyond his job duties. He takes pride in a job well done. An Olympic team member notes that Danny keeps the floors looking pristine and the windows clean and shiny. If a teacher requests something, he assists immediately and always with a smile. Danny also anticipates the needs of teachers and seeks them out to ask if they are in need of anything.

2018-03-28T16:48:46+00:00March 27th, 2018|
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