• November ‘Fred’ Award Winners Recognized


    Jake Neiberger and Michelle Timm are the kind of people that students will remember their entire lives. The two were honored last week as FRED award winners for the month of November.

    Jake Neigberger is the head custodian at the Early Childhood Center where he leads by example.

    A part of his nomination letter reads:

    Fred “Jake has amazing relationships with all of our students and staff members. He is a caring, fun positive male role model in the building.”

    There was one example in particular that was shared with the Board of Education. For Halloween, Jake built a car out of cardboard to wrap around a wheelchair for one of the students. He ended up having the coolest costume in the classroom.

    Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy Michelle Timm was honored for her work as a School Resource Officer at Fairview, Flynn and Mesa Elementary schools as well as Shaw Heights Middle School.

    The Principals from all four schools recommended her for the honor, one of them writing:

    “Deputy Timm is an all-star! I’ve worked with many SROs in my career and there is no question Michelle Timm is one of the best. She comforts and cares for those in need, and most importantly, makes connections and builds relationships with even the most difficult families and students.”

    The “Fred Award” was created last year as a way to honor Education Support Professionals across the District. It’s named after a mailman profiled in the book The Fred Factor who consistently did more than his job description required.

    If you would like to acknowledge someone who provides excellent customer service, go to Fred@adams50.org to write your nomination. Continue to read the Insider for updates on future winners.

    Posted December 14, 2015