The staff spotlight page is a way for us to celebrate each other. Do you have a colleague who goes above and beyond? Do you have a coworker who deserves some extra recognition? Show them some appreciation by nominating them to be in the spotlight. Not only will the staff you nominate receive a handwritten note of appreciation from our Superintendent, Dr. Smith, we'll also post your nominations right here on our staff spotlight page. 


Andrea Hehn | Teacher | Fryelands Elementary

Andrea promotes culturally responsive learning in her classroom. Students share their "roses and thorns" every day in the safety of a classroom that promotes unity and love of all.

Lauren Abbott | Teacher | Frank Wagner Elementary

Lauren puts in so many extra hours with her drama club. This has been her 3rd year in a row she has tirelessly provided an opportunity for students who may not have access to arts education in this way.

Theresa Williams l Teacher l Park Place Middle School

As a 6th grade science teacher, Theresa does an exceptional job of incorporating highly effective discourse strategies. Her integration of NGSS standards and culturally responsive practices provide her students with an outstanding learning experience!

Sara Kuntz l Teacher l Frank Wagner Elementary

Sara led a team of students to the semi-finals competition of the 3rd Grade Reading Challenge! Sara empowers her students to find and to be the best versions of themselves, and believes in them wholeheartedly with her actions and her words. They are so lucky to have her as their teacher!

Niall Trimble l Digital Learning Coordinator l District Office

Niall consistently goes above and beyond to support our teachers and students at Frank Wagner. Most recently when our building was unexpectedly closed to students and they were unable to pick up their extra food backpacks, Niall spent hours personally delivering backpacks to their homes to ensure that our students had enough to eat over the long weekend

Shawna Clark | Teacher | Salem Woods Elementary

Shawna is always doing something great. She welcomes transitioning students from SLC into her kindergarten classroom with enthusiasm, going the extra mile to ensure they are successful.

Greg Burns | Safety & Risk Manager | District Office

Greg is phenomenal! While it is his job to be constantly on alert, addressing the 1-3% of the most alarming risks to safety, he is also constantly pushing his own practice and the practices of those he works with.