District Direct - Employee Newsletter
Would you like to give a "shout out" to another staff member who has helped you, encouraged you or just gone that extra mile? Submit your "shout out" and it will be included in next month's District Direct.
Staff Name: Don Forbes (aka Mr. Duck)
"(My student) said he is a very kind and generous person. He bought like $30 worth of candy bars from kids on the bus today. I have heard good things about him from my kids before."
Staff Name: Erin Williams and Carrie Coslick
School/Department: HR and Student Services
"My shout out goes to both Erin Williams and Carrie Coslick who have gone the extra mile to answer my numerous questions, hunt down information, and support my transition into this new position in Ferndale School District. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"
Submitted by Christine McDaniel
Staff Name: Jennifer Burge
School/Department: North Bell Learning Center
"Jenny has come in to Developmental Preschool this year as a long term substitute for a maternity leave. She is working with two new para educators that have not worked in the classroom. She herself is going to school to get her masters in Special Education. The learning curve is steep in this environment with evaluations, IEPs, behaviors, and COVID! She is handling it with grace and poise, soaking in all the new experiences like a sponge. She works well with parents and staff, and is always eager to learning something new each day. Welcome Jenny! We are so lucky to have you!"
Submitted by Isabel Farquhar
Staff Name: Sam Wood
"Mr. Wood took the extra "step" to make sure a student got home safely."
Submitted by Brett Chapple
Staff Name: John Jensen (J.J.)
School/Department: Ferndale High School
"JJ is always calm, positive, and supportive. Thank you for all that you do for staff and students!"
Submitted by Misty Rainwater
Staff Name: Chelsey Amundsen and Rachel Zender
School/Department: Nurse at Cascadia and Nurse at Custer
"How incredibly lucky we are to have Sierra Hills joining our team of counselors. Your enthusiasm, creative thinking, and go get it attitude are already improving our department and helping students in all the right ways. I'm so glad you are here."
Submitted by Estela CruzPallares
Staff Name: Sierra Hills
School/Department: Ferndale High School Counselor
"How incredibly lucky we are to have Sierra Hills joining our team of counselors. Your enthusiasm, creative thinking, and go get it attitude are already improving our department and helping students in all the right ways. I'm so glad you are here.."
Submitted by North Moench
Staff Name: Custer Staff
"Thank you for working so hard to make this a great start to the school year! I appreciate you all so very much."
Submitted by Kim Hawes
Staff Name: Sam Wood, Sandy Bird, Mary Reyes
"This team has worked tirelessly to support my daughter, who has Type 1, transition to elementary school so she can experience Kindergarten like everybody else. Thank you!"
Submitted by Christina Rucker
Staff Name: Kathy Buford
"Kathy stepped up to a challenging undertaking to sub for me with almost no notice. She did it with a "can do " attitude and an open mind. She is doing a fabulous job and keeping that learning ball rolling. Thanks Kathy!"
Submitted by Arria Merrill
- Staff Shout Out