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Perrysburg Schools Spotlight – January 2021 Edition

We hope you enjoy our monthly eNewsletter, spotlighting excellence in our students and employees!
 
Student Spotlight
Kaedin Cooper
8th Grade
Perrysburg Junior High School
 
Kaedin Cooper smilingKaedin Cooper is an 8th grade student at Perrysburg Junior High School who embodies the values of the Jacket Way and has achieved a great balance of success with academics and extracurriculars.
 
As an 8th grader, Kaedin serves as a WEB Leader, Peer Mentor, Office Worker in the Student Services Office, is a member of the State Champion Cross Country Team and was recently a cast member in the PJHS production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” In addition, Kaedin has been a distinguished student as she has been recognized for her academic excellence on the PJHS Honor Roll.
 
“Kaedin is a passionate learner and attends every class with enthusiasm and joy,” shared PJHS ELA teacher Kelley Treece. “Kaedin exudes positivity, kindness and has the gift of genuinely making those around her feel valued and important. Her presence makes our class a better place.”
 
Kaedin’s leadership in a Peer Mentoring Program at PJHS has helped the program thrive during the PJHS Hybrid Learning Schedule. On her remote learning days, Kaedin has volunteered her time to continue to mentor students with disabilities through Zoom classes.
 
“Kaedin is a big part of our Peer Mentoring Program here at PJHS,” shared Mrs. Amanda Fintel, intervention specialist at PJHS. “Kaedin brightens so many peoples’ days with her inclusive mindset and kind heart. Kaedin is quick to tell you that these peers are her true friends.”
 
Outside of school, Kaedin enjoys baking, traveling and participating in various theatre productions.
 
We’re so proud of you, Kaedin!
 
Employee Spotlight
Chrissy Nackowicz
Second Grade Teacher
Frank Elementary School
 
Chrissy Nackowicz leaning over a car with balloons and a smiling studentChrissy Nackowicz is a 2nd grade teacher at Frank Elementary. She has worked at Frank for nine years, serving students in grades 1 - 3. For the past two years, she has been a part of the second grade team.
 
Principal Lou Marconi writes: “It's clear that Mrs. Nackowicz puts in a lot of work behind the scenes. She is known for incorporating made-up songs, dances and individualized centers to help students remember content. So much of her time is spent in planning ways to bring traditional lessons to life. We are so fortunate to have a dedicated teacher like Mrs. Nackowicz!”
 
Mrs. Nackowicz focuses her attention on serving the whole child. During our remote learning last spring, she would drive to the homes of her families to celebrate a child's birthday. This small, kind act really lifted the spirits of everybody involved.
 
“Mrs. Nackowicz got a hold of us and wanted to surprise Caleb for his birthday!” shared Mr. Marjoe Cooper. “Caleb was pumped in his shy way until he got in the house and exploded with excitement.”
 
 
To suggest a student or employee for an upcoming Spotlight, please contact Rachel Zickar at rzickar@perrysburgschools.net.

Posted Monday, January 4, 2021
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