Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Recognizing our employees . . .

This evening at the board meeting we honored those retiring from our system and those receiving recognition for 20, 25, 30, 35, and 40 years of service to young people in the Tahoma School District.  Unfortunately, not all attend as some prefer to be honored in their school or department.  For those that are able to attend, it is an opportunity for our board to share their appreciation for the dedication and commitment that they have made.

Below, are two of the  three staff members that will be retiring at the end of this school year.  Paula is a teacher at Glacier Park and Terry is the nurse at Glacier Park.  Our third retiree, Linda Osbourne who could not attend works at Cedar River in the kitchen.  Thanks to all three for being a part of our school system and best wishes as they move into the next chapter of their lives.

Paula Emery and Terry Long, Not Pictured Linda Osbourne
I want to also recognize Ann Fletcher, District Reading Coordinator, for her 40 years of service in our system.  I have had the good fortune to know and work with Ann during this time.  She is a model of what one would want to aspire to as a public school educator.  She is an expert in her field and a driven advocate for those young people who struggle with literacy.  Over time, she has implemented quality intervention programs and provided training and support that has resulted in a team of paraprofessionals with high levels of knowledge and skills.  Our reading program and the success that we have experienced is the product of Ann's leadership and commitment.  When I picture a professional educator I see Ann.

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