STEM School Highlands Ranch

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Staff Shout Outs

Each week, members of the STEM Staff recognize their fellow teammates for the elements from the Formula for Character that they were exhibiting. Check out this week’s teachers that were honored.

The Teacher Task Force

Maura Ridder

Maura Ridder

Integrity & Responsibility

Maura has been working tirelessly to revamp the teacher supports structure for new and returning teachers next year. It has been a really tough year and her commitment to STEM and her coworkers is an example.

Big thanks for Michelle & Maura for their dedication and time to planning and implementing a successful PD day. This day is an important step toward a big goal!

Michelle Gasser

Michelle Gasser

Responsibility

In addition to still teaching four days a week, Michelle has taken on planning and implementing our PD. I don’t know how she does it, but I really appreciate it more than words can describe. I am finally getting the PD that I’ve been asking for over the last few years and it’s getting me excited to come back next year to implement it.

Big thanks for Michelle & Maura for their dedication and time to planning and implementing a successful PD day. This day is an important step toward a big goal!

Jeff Maher

Jeff Maher

Honesty

Jeff’s been such a great addition to our team. He is really taking the time to share with our parents and other students, all the great things we can do. He has such creativity and honesty and it shows in everything that he does.

Karen Adam

Karen Adam

Empathy

Karen ALWAYS has a kind word for everyone – staff and students alike. I hope you she knows how much she is appreciated and just how much she lifts us all!!!

Alexa Nichols

Alexa Nichols

Empathy

Alexa Nichols tirelessly advocates for and problem-solves for every student on her caseload. She is a fantastic counselor!

Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Responsibility & Empathy

Jenny’s constant problem-solving and support is amazing. Thank you Jenny, for all you do! Jenny always puts students first and helps them in any way she can – she truly wants the best for her students.

Nancy Szczekocki

Nancy Szczekocki

Responsibility

Nancy is doing a great job as testing coordinator. This job is more difficult than ever with Covid complications, but she is rocking it!

Cassandra Martin

Cassandra Martin

Integrity

Cassandra is such a kind and hardworking teacher. She is an innovative thinker who is working diligently to help others.

Karen Lewis

Responsibility

Karen Lewis works non-stop with students, parents, staff, and admin to ensure we are all as safe as possible.

Julie Adamek

Julie Adamek

Responsibility

Ms. Adamek does a terrific job at the ES office. She greets all of our visitors, takes cares of parents, staff, and student needs, and exudes happiness each day.

Megan Lipe

Megan Lipe

Empathy

Megan helped the volleyball team through a challenging situation and showed a lot of empathy for her team.

Becki Zimmerman

Becki Zimmerman

Responsibility

Becki has built great relationships with all of her students – it is wonderful to see how she helps them during study hall.

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