December 2022 Employees of the Month

December Employees of the Month

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 11 nominations in the month of December!

All December 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 December Honor Roll Employees of the Month!


Steve BlantonLead Custodian at Park Place Middle School

Steve Blanton pictured with Dr. Marci Larsen

Mr. Steve (as the students call him) is a long time fixture at PPM. He takes great pride in a facility that is often showcased to the community; and seeks to always find solutions that have students at the heart. It is not infrequent to hear " Hi Mr Steve" shouted across the building as students greet him walking into school. He is present, proactive, and seeks to make our facility accessible and comfortable for all. Thanks Steve for all you do for our PPM learners and community.


Cletus Kinney - Teacher at Park Place Middle School

D. Marci Larsen pictured with Cletus Kinney

Mr. Kinney is a phenomenal math teachers at PPM. He is patient, kind, and knows solid math instruction!  Kids participate and grow at high levels; and he ensures all voices are heard. Mr. Kinney has also been known to host an after school 6th grade running club, in the past,  to share his love of running. Thank you Mr. Kinney for all you do for PPM math learners. 


Adam Denney - Director of Facilities

Dr. Marci Larsen pictured with Adam Denney

Nomination #1: I just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU from all of us here at Sky Valley! Since your arrival, you have given us hope and shown us kindness. We love our painted doors, you are quick to respond to issues we have, you are thoughtful and thorough, you graciously acknowledge our facility needs some TLC, and just knowing those portables might be out of here this school year is the most incredible news ever! You are phenomenal, and everyone here at Sky Valley is a big fan!

Nomination #2: Adam has been amazing with our school!! From day one on the job he has treated our school with such respect.  He listens to our concerns and does his very best to help in any way he can.  We are all so thankful he has come to MSD!  Adam is a class act:)

Nomination #3: Adam hit the ground running in this position and set out to learn each of the facilities and the needs. He listens well, is solutions oriented, practical and caring.  He truly wants to serve the MSD community. Sky Valley Education Center is an older facility.  Adam  discerned  the highest priorities there and which projects would have the biggest impact on both safety and staff morale. We are so encouraged by Adam's leadership in the facilities department and the projects he has set in motion here. It has truly been a bright spot for us. We are grateful for Adam Denney's leadership.

See the entire list of staff members who were nominated for the MSD Employee Honor Roll in December HERE

Learn more about the Employee Recognition Program or nominate any MSD employee HERE