We hope you enjoy our monthly eNewsletter, spotlighting excellence in our students and employees!
Frank Elementary School
“Tyler Garufos is one of the hardest workers in the classroom that I have seen,” shared Brooke Schulte, 4th Grade Teacher, Frank Elementary School. “He comes in each day ready to be challenged and has a clear love of school!”
Tyler is on the safety patrol and helps with the crosswalk. He has a love of drawing and he uses this passion to make others feel special. He is frequently seen drawing pictures of other students to give to them or providing artwork that he did at home to others.
Tyler has two siblings and he is an excellent big brother. He is always looking out for them and making sure they come into school ready and safe.
“He uses this responsibility and compassion with his peers as well,” ,” shared Brooke Schulte. “He always makes sure someone is smiling and happy!”
We’re so proud of you, Tyler!
Laurie Barteck, RN
Woodland Elementary School
Laurie Barteck, RN, Health Aide at Woodland Elementary School, is the embodiment of service, compassion and care. She cares deeply about the school and all the students and employees. “Throughout one of the most difficult years, Laurie supported and led the school community and served as a calming and reassuring force,” shared Michael C. Salwiesz, Ph.D., Principal, Woodland Elementary School.
Laurie leads with her heart, being there for anyone and everyone regardless of what else is happening. Every single time someone needs help, medical or otherwise, Laurie is there. Regardless of if she is being asked to lead, partner or support, Laurie only cares that the students at Woodland are cared for and the employees are supported.
“Regardless of the pace of the day, Laurie makes time for each person and makes sure that people leave her presence feeling valued, understood and cared for,” shared Dr. Salwiesz. Laurie is described by her colleagues as an eternal optimist and has the best laugh in the school building. Woodland Elementary School is extraordinarily lucky to have Laurie as a part of our family.