STEM Staff Shout-Outs! (05/14/21)

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.

Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

Responsibility

Jenny’s constant problem solving and support is amazing. Thank you Jenny, for all you do!

Alexa Nichols

Alexa Nichols

Empathy

Alexa & Alyssa are always available for students, parents, and teachers. Both women exude a deep level of care for our students’ mental and emotional health, as well as a deep knowledge of scheduling and helping our high school students grow! We are lucky to have such an amazing High School Counseling Team!

Alyssa Woodward

Alyssa Woodward

Empathy

Alexa & Alyssa are always available for students, parents, and teachers. Both women exude a deep level of care for our students’ mental and emotional health, as well as a deep knowledge of scheduling and helping our high school students grow! We are lucky to have such an amazing High School Counseling Team!

Katie Hoffman

Katie Hoffman

Empathy & Responsibility

Katie is such an advocate for staff and students. She is loyal and trustworthy and always wants to do her best for everyone. She is a true leader.

Ms. Hoffman was an excellent mentor to DU graduate students (Daniel Kerwin and Woody Groves) during an extremely challenging school year!

Tammy Tryon

Tammy Tryon

Integrity

Tammy manages to make everyone’s day brighter. She’s hardworking, positive, thorough, and a great team player. She’s always willing to lend a hand and does it with a smile! We’re lucky to work with her.

Erik Jacobson

Erik Jacobson

Integrity

Erik is such an amazing teammate. He always works so hard to do what is right for his students and for his colleagues. It is an honor to be on the same team with him.

Rebecca Phelps

Rebecca Phelps

Integrity

Rebecca works tirelessly to provide her students with the supports that they need to be successful. She is extremely reflective in her teaching practice and inspires me to be better every day. It has been amazing working on a team with her.

Lauren Tracey

Lauren Tracey

Integrity

Lauren is the most creative and talented teacher that I know. She is always looking for ways to inspire her students to be creative and think outside of the box. I have been so lucky to be on a team with her and learn for her these past few years.

Rachel Schindler

Rachel Schindler

Integrity

Rachel goes above and beyond to support our staff and students. She walks in every day with flexibility. She is always willing to cover a class or govern a student town. I don’t know what we would do without her!

Shonda Kaspar

Shonda Kaspar

Responsibility

Ms. Kaspar was an excellent mentor to DU graduate students (Daniel Kerwin and Woody Groves) during an extremely challenging school year!

Cassandra Martin

Cassandra Martin

Responsibility

In just her first year at STEM, Cassandra has gone above and beyond in many ways and has shown herself to be a true leader. She has brought a fresh perspective, creative ideas, and a certain enthusiasm to the team. We are so happy she has joined us!

Megan Lipe

Megan Lipe

Integrity

Megan brings her A-game to all of her classes; especially the ones with the most challenging students. She has patience for miles and continues to engage and care for each of her students. She is amazing!

Jessie Hill

Jessie Hill

Empathy

Jessie is the best neighbor I could ask for! She naturally offers so much just by being friendly and kind! She works so hard to make sure everyone’s lives are a bit less stressful and runs smoothly with their tech. You rock Jessie!

Maria Fountain

Maria Fountain

Responsibility

I am pretty sure you all have seen how Maria works… You always see her working, walking super fast to the next task. She is always willing to help everywhere.

Nancy Szczekocki

Nancy Szczekocki

Integrity

Nancy has taken on the position of Testing Coordinator. Her diligence and attention to detail to take on this task during COVID have been a huge undertaking. She has been working tirelessly to get the students tested.

Sharon Groeling

Sharon Groeling

Integrity

Sharon always displays the highest degree of integrity when evaluating and working with students and when working with other staff members as part of a team. I have had the pleasure of seeing how caring she is towards her students and how effective she is as an occupational therapist and have seen what a difference this makes in her students’ lives whether they are on her caseload or not.

Rebekah Stoller

Rebekah Stoller

Responsibility

Rebekah is a very efficient and hard worker, who maximizes every moment of every day whether she is working with students, consulting with staff, or doing paperwork. Although she works very purposefully, she manages to make her work with her students so fun for them that they don’t even know how hard they are working to improve their communication skills. She also has a wonderful sense of humor and a joie de vivre, which makes her such a pleasure to work with!!

Grace O'Toole

Grace O'Toole

Empathy

Grace is a supportive teammate who constantly goes out of her way to support others. Not only is she a wonderful person to work with, but she has also become an amazing friend. She truly cares about the well-being of others and is an all-around amazing human being.

Lauren Swihart

Lauren Swihart

Orleen Mau

Orleen Mau

Ryan Thatcher

Ryan Thatcher

Empathy

These three people have helped me through one very tough year. They have always been around to be a listening ear, give classroom advice, or work with me to develop classroom content. They are my family away from home!

Jazmine Ake

Empathy

Jazmine leveled a whole box of books I have not gotten to all year! Thank you so much for your help!

Olivia Hi

Integrity

She is always working super hard to make sure our Kiddos have the freshest food at lunchtime. She is always smiling at the Kiddos. She is always patient and smiling even when the line is very long and takes the time to answer any questions the Kiddos might have. I COULD NOT DO IT WITHOUT HER!!!! She is amazing.

DCSD Nutrition Services at STEM

Integrity

What can I say about this amazing group of women!!! I see how hard they work on keeping the kiddos safe. You see them always working with a smile even when it gets tough. Helping to keep the Stem Café safe and clean.

Rebekah Stoller

Rebekah Stoller

Rocki Sugrue

Rocki Sugrue

Lisa Summer

Lisa Summer

Sue Thompson

Sue Thompson

Karen Adam

Karen Adam

Dremi Judd

Dremi Judd

Sharon Groeling

Sharon Groeling

Tracy Grove

Tracy Grove

Shelly Gude

Shelly Gude

Becky Hathaway

Becky Hathaway

Kelly Padilla

Kelly Padilla

Kelly Paquette

Kelly Paquette

Responsibility

The LSS team has been working so hard this week to make sure that our students are fully supported as the year ends and for next year. Thank you for all of the testing and reports you have been writing!

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