Brenda Dunham

East Bay K-8

A true servant leader, this SREY goes well beyond her normal work duties to support students, staff, our school, and her community.  When the school had a critical need for a paraprofessional to manage the technology needs and production room, she was willing to rise to the challenge.  With a heart for working with children, she continues to support students by being the first caring face our students see each morning at parent drop off and closing car doors in the afternoon with a warm smile and good-bye wave.  

As the Educational Support chair on the Leadership Team, she keeps her department abreast of new information and is the biggest cheerleader to boost morale. When there is a staff shortage, this angel works with colleagues to adjust schedules to ensure students are staff and being provided with the best education.  Often, if a classroom needs coverage, she is the staff member to volunteer, power walking down the halls lightning fast.  

With each school event, our SREY is the one in the early morning, placing flags and decorations outside for Veterans Day, displaying banners, and setting up tables for our assembly to recognize hundreds of local veterans and active duty men and women.  From setting up for band/chorus performances, to hanging garland for the holidays, her dedication to creating a warm learning environment is visible across our campus.  Punctual, positive, and attentive to the needs of others, this SREY deserves all the recognition to be the SREY for Santa Rosa County!