Congratulations to Our February 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 February 2020!

Lori McNamara
Frisco Independent School District, TX

Lori was nominated by Miller Elementary School Secretary, Jennifer Martin, who wrote: “Lori has been subbing with us in various roles and for various teachers on and off for a while now. She is amazing and all of our teachers and students love her. She is quick to offer help to any and all, even if it does not happen to be her assigned duty. We love having her here at Miller Elementary and she is one of our preferred subs that we call on first if she is not already scheduled to be here.”

Lisa Long
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, GA

Lisa was nominated by Savannah-Chatham County Assistant Principal, Jennifer West, who wrote: “Mrs. Lisa Long is a phenomenal substitute teacher! She always goes above and beyond her duties as a substitute. She is professional, pleasant to work with, and a team player! She is caring, patient, understanding, and a wonderful role model for our staff, students, and their families! It is for these reasons that our school nominates Mrs. Lisa Long as a candidate for ESS Employee of the Month.”

Heather Morris
Carlisle Area School District, PA

Heather was nominated by LeTort Elementary School Teacher, Sarah Lehman, who wrote: “Mrs. Morris has many responsibilities throughout each day. She works with kids in all grades and in many different subject areas. She supports students struggling in their general education classrooms, which is no easy task. Mrs. Morris is also responsible for teaching pull-out math, reading interventions, and small group literacy to learning support students. Mrs. Morris is responsible for planning and delivering instruction and she does it so well.

Mrs. Morris goes above and beyond her job duties all the time. For example, around Christmas time last year, she started purchasing and collecting small items and toys. She taught her fourth-grade math students how to calculate sales tax and add/subtract money. Before they left for break, she organized a School Santa Shop just for them (complete with a sign on the door!) She had the students create wish lists for each family member, gave them fake money to shop, and had them calculate their total with tax and the change they should receive. She then taught them how to properly wrap their items and the students were able to take them home to give to their loved ones. Her students were elated during the activity and better yet, they were learning!

This year she created a math party for her students complete with handmade glasses that featured their favorite math fact. She spent time over the summer (yes, summer!) creating menus with grocery items and designing lesson plans in which her math students created a budget, made a grocery list for a specific event, and shopped for their items. All of these examples are just a few ways in which she excels are her job.

LeTort Elementary is so lucky to have Mrs. Morris. She has helped countless students and staff. Personally, she makes my life easier every day and I have so much confidence in her. It’s so wonderful to know my students are being taken care of and truly learning when she works with them. She has truly made a difference at LeTort. I could easily write pages more about how deserving Heather is for this award. I have never been so appreciative of a colleague than I am of her. Heather Morris was made to be a teacher. I’m just lucky to have the opportunity to have her in my classroom.”

Jessi Bennett
North Wasco County, OR

Jessi was nominated by Colonel Wright Elementary School Office Manager, Patty Jones, who wrote: “She is always dependable, reliable, and willing to sub when she is available. She is very pleasant and excellent at following directions.”

Congratulations and keep up the excellent work!