Congratulations to Our May Employees of the Month!


Each month, our partner school districts submit glowing reviews of our employees, from which we select four employees of the month. We’re pleased to recognize our honorees from May 2019!

Catherine Howard, NC

Catherine has filled 83 absences since joining ESS in December 2018. She works at the West Stanly Middle School, part of Stanly County Schools, and was appointed to a long-term position starting in March.

She was nominated by Secretary Kristi Wilson Hall who wrote, “This substitute came into a vacant position and has done wonderfully. It is an agriculture class. She creates lesson plans, takes kids out to beautify the school, takes care of the greenhouse and all the plants inside, and takes care of the barn and the animals we house. She has gone to stores and has spent her own money buying things for the class. She has gone over and beyond the duties of a substitute. She shows up every day and on time. She is a pleasure to work with and gets many compliments from the teachers that work here!”

Glenn Hagen, OR

Glenn joined ESS during the Tigard-Tualatin School District’s implementation in September 2018. He worked 181 assignments this year, primarily at the Templeton Elementary School.

Glenn was nominated by Lauri Barry, Head Secretary at Templeton, who wrote, “Glenn Hagen is always willing to step up to the plate to help out as need be and we LOVE having him at Templeton. I would like him to know he is greatly appreciated!”

Janell Kennedy, GA

Janell has worked 148 assignments at the Tift County School District since signing on with ESS in September 2018. She works at many different schools, assisting students in a variety of grade levels.

She was nominated by Northeast Middle School Bookkeeper Kim Walker, who wrote, “Mrs. Kennedy is a great sub. She has such a wonderful personality, great attitude, and you can depend on her to be here. She always comes in about 45 minutes before time to be at Northeast Middle School!”

Phil Walsh, OR

Joining ESS in August 2018, Phil has worked 131 assignments in a variety of Oregon school districts. Additionally, he will be providing facilities and maintenance assistance at the Hillsboro School District over the summer months.

He was nominated by Brown Middle School Office Manager Maria Fernandez, who wrote, “Phil always goes the extra mile when he’s in our building by helping out any way he can, and he does it with a smile. He’s so great that if I could have him here every day, I would.”

Congratulations and keep up the excellent work!