Gloria Way

Gloria Way

Substitute Employee of the Year

SS Dixon Intermediate would like to nominate Gloria Way as our “Outstanding Substitute Employee of the Year”. Mrs. Way arrives daily with a positive attitude, she never complains, and is always willing to help. She started the year subbing in a 3rd grade classroom after the teacher became very ill the day before school began and for the next 3 ˝ months she did an amazing job filling that role. She’s extremely motivated and enthusiastic about her work and does everything possible to make sure students, families, and the classroom teachers are taken care of. With ease, she has formed productive relationships with fellow faculty and staff members. It is rare to find an educator who connects so well with EVERYONE, and I frequently receive feedback praising her professionalism and teaching skills. Additionally, it’s obvious she cares deeply for students, and they quickly grow to love and appreciate her because she develops a positive rapport with them while setting high expectations. She’s always in tune with their needs and can quickly recognize and help when one needs assistance or special attention. Because of her caring, positive energy these 3rd graders have made personal and academic growth. Their teacher has now returned and fortunately one of our 5th grade teachers were able to have Mrs. Way sub for their long-term opening. She has transitioned smoothly into this classroom and is continuing to do an amazing job. We are very grateful for Mrs. Way and appreciate all her hard work and the happy, positive learning environment she creates for our students during difficult times.