April 2023 Employees of the Month

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The Monroe School District Employee Honor Roll recognition program is aimed at recognizing employees for exemplifying Monroe School District's commitment & shared values through their service to our students, staff, families, and/or community.

Supervisors, fellow employees, parents, and community members submitted 34 nominations in the month of April!

All April nominees are recognized HERE, but only one in each employee category (classified, certificated, administrator) are selected each month as the MSD Honor Roll Employee of the Month. Monthly award recipients are selected by the Superintendent's Executive Cabinet.

Please join us in congratulating our April Honor Roll Employees of the Month!


Stephanie Butterfield
Teacher at Salem Woods Elementary

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Stephanie is one of the most positive and uplifting people I have ever worked with. She truly cares for each person she comes into contact with. She is always able to lend an ear, offer advice, or find a way to make you smile even when she has a never-ending list of things to do! She goes out of her way for her students who need additional support. She never gives up in trying out different strategies to help each one of her students. Keep it up Stephanie! You are much appreciated!


Dave Fairfax
Skilled Maintenance at Maintenance

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Going above and beyond their role by also filling in for custodians throughout the district. Being there for all staff\students needs throughout the district as well as reliable,consistent, and helpful.

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Dave also goes above and beyond to help where and when needed.  He has filled in multiple times as a custodian here at CLE. He always comes into our kitchen and greets us by name and with a smile.  He is a hard worker and a kind man. I believe many of your maintenance folks are just not given the credit they deserve. If not for them many schools or even kitchens would not run properly. Thanks for considering Dave. 


Tina Vinnick
Principal at Leaders in Learning

Over these past 8 months I have watched Mrs. Vinnick face adversity & manage very challenging situations while being diplomatic & tactful. I had the privilege of listening to her redirect a student who struggled with attendance & academically in school (music performances at night). Mrs. Vinnick reviewed the personal strengths of the student  (writing & performing music), she forged it into an academic outcome in an effort for the student to re-engage & find a new positive perspective on being successful at school. The student's face lit up as Mrs. Vinnick talked about his future as an artist & how his talent can be used towards current academic needs if he'd be willing to sit down & work with staff on creating what that could look like & attend school. Mrs. Vinnick sees each student & what is happening outside of school in consideration of what is affecting them daily in school, she goes to the trenches with the students to support them in some hard life battles. I always enjoy my time with the students at Leaders in Learning but more than anything I enjoy the team culture that Mrs. Vinnick has created there, staff & student accountability & school unity. 

Nominate any Monroe School District employee for exceptional service HERE.