Michelle Wade

Jay Elementary

When Covid-19 hit, our nominee stepped up to ensure that the students at our school received all necessary school supplies and resources needed for a seamless transition to remote learning.  Our nominee tirelessly made copies of lessons and created packets for students.  When some students were unable to make arrangements to pick up packets, our nominee delivered them to their homes personally and safely.  In addition, our nominee volunteered to provide office coverage during the summer when staff were taking leave and when additional student packets needed to be made and delivered.  Our nominee had to self-isolate near the beginning of this school year after being directly exposed to Covid-19 and used this time to train on the new FOCUS administration software in order to assist front office and records staff upon her return to work.  This enabled office personnel to get 2020-2021 student records entered more quickly.  Our nominee also assisted the data entry clerk set up the manual student files for the teachers during the first week of school.  As beginning of the year paperwork was returned to the front office, our nominee helped disseminate it and sent out information to parents as requests came in. Our nominee helps to ensure that all security information is continually updated, and student contact information is kept up to date.  This all is done on top of our nominee's daily support duties with 1st and 4th grade Math and Reading Comprehension Students and clerical support and other assigned duties.