Darby Mingus

Thomas L. Sims Middle School


This individual has recently changed roles within our school. This did not occur because of poor performance, but rather exceptional. In taking over the new position, this individual had to learn several new systems such as how to operate a poster making machine, how to look up student data on both 3270 and SMART, how to manage student files, organize a duty schedule and manage the production room. Throughout the process of developing the ed support duty schedule, this individual also organized the training for the various rolls each person would rotate through on the schedule. Having knowledge of each duty station is also why our candidate can fill in for any person who is absent. In addition to all of the above, this individual can also manage student groups of any size due to her knowledge of children, demeanor and rapport.

In addition to all of the above, this individual is simply a great person. No job is too big or too small. No task is beneath them. Every day, whatever the task, it is completed with a smile on their face. They see the "big picture" of serving students and know whatever they are asked to do is to help kids. This role is not taken lightly and that is why they make Sims Middle School a better place.