• ESP Employees of Year Named


    Five Educational Support Professionals (ESP) have been recognized for their outstanding work in District 50 for the 2013-14 school year. They will be honored next week by the Board of Education.

    The employees were nominated by their supervisors, who were asked to identify the special qualities that these employees bring to the job and how they go “above or beyond” the expected work of district staff.

    “You can’t have a successful school district without an exceptional group of employees, not just in the classroom, but in every role across the District,” said Superintendent Pam Swanson. “These five represent a commitment to our kids and the importance of a strong work ethic. I am so proud of them.”

    Here are the winners and what their nominators had to say about them:

    Roberta Roberta Martin- Special Service Assistant, Westminster High School

    “Roberta always puts the student and family first in every situation. She takes the time to advocate for them when they cannot advocate for themselves. She assists students in achieving their goals and pushes students to obtain academic success.”

    Kiffany Kiewiet – Westminster High School Assistant Principal

    Cynthia Cynthia Qualls- Librarian Flynn Elementary School

    “Cynthia is positive and nurturing and remains flexible in the face of shifting schedules and unexpected challenges. For over a decade she has organized Flynn’s successful Veterans Day event, which has featured prominent district and community guests and has implemented fundraisers to provide guest author enrichments to students in the context of tightening budgets and resources.”

    Justin Davis-Flynn Elementary Principal

    Mar Marilyn Ellsworth-Secretary to Principal, Early Childhood Center

    “Marilyn brings a sense of professionalism and dedication to the ECC on a daily basis. She truly is a servant leader who will do whatever is asked of her, no matter how large or small the job. She will regularly go above and beyond to help communicate with parents and answer their questions.”

    Mat Aubuchon –Director of Early Childhood Education

    Julie Julie Thompson-Special Services Administrative Assistant

    “Julie is a gem and rock star all rolled up into one. Julie answers even the most difficult of questions with kindness, patience and sometimes humor. Julie embodies the part of the District’s mission that, ‘honors and embraces the diversity of its school community.’”

    Steve Sandoval-Director of Special Services

    Dave Dave Taylor-Warehouse Purchasing and Materials Management

    “Dave is always a person I can count on. He has taken on the task of being the point person for the produce/fresh fruit and vegetable program. There were plenty of bumps along the way and Dave has helped District 50 blaze new trails to serve our children.”

    Eric Hodges-Manager purchases and Warehouse

    Posted May 22, 2014