Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select two employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from March 2019!
Sally Rudnick, OR
Sally has been a reliable substitute for the Reynolds School District since September 2016. She has worked 200 days this school year alone, primarily at the Woodland Elementary School. She was nominated by three lead secretaries at the district – Mary Lou Raney, Celeste Dryer, and Christy Frostad who wrote, “Sally, who we affectionately call SalPal, is AMAZING! She has done two long-term sub jobs for us this year and is just plain ‘one of us.’ We love her. The students (even those from other classes passing her in the hall) love her. She brings her many years of experience with sign language, fun art, and creative teaching to every class she subs in. I worked with Sally for about 8 years and saw her as a teacher in action. She is kind, but firm, and very dependable. We are proud that Woodland is her home school now! Sally’s positive attitude and constant smile are endearing, encouraging, and so very much appreciated! She’s a truly remarkable teacher, substitute, and friend!“
Willie Collins, NJ
Willie has worked 82 substitute assignments since signing on with ESS in November 2018, and he has 43 assignments scheduled through the end of the school year in June. He is currently working as a floater teacher at the J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy, part of Elizabeth Public Schools. He was nominated by five different Elizabeth teachers – Jennifer Hart, Lydia Collins, Vanessa Hernandez, Alyssa Milanes, and Judith Rodriguez – who wrote, “Mr. Collins is a wonderful substitute. He engages students with the material for the class he’s covering and cultivates a welcoming classroom environment no matter which teacher he is covering for. Having someone as reliable as Mr. Collins is a huge relief for our building! He is always there to lend a helping hand, often going beyond his scheduled classes/duties. He has been putting in extra hours to review lessons for a class that hasn’t had a teacher since early in the year. He helped the students get through their final project so they would receive credit and achieve NAF certification for their coursework, which will show on their graduation certificate.”
Congratulations Sally & Willie – keep up the excellent work!