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Faculty and Staff Members for the Month of October

Please join me in congratulating the Faculty and Staff Members of the Month for October. These outstanding team members have gone above and beyond the call of duty for the betterment of our district.  If you see them in your hallways or on your campuses please congratulate them.

Elementary Faculty Member of the Month Congratulations to Mrs. Jenny Hale, Intermediate School Inclusion Teacher, on being nominated and selected as Elementary Faculty Member of the Month. Her Principal, Mrs. Jenkins, stated “Jenny Hale is an amazing Inclusion Teacher who scoots around campus with her bag on her shoulder delivering services to students and teachers alike. She is serious about her job and takes responsibility for each of her student’s Individual Education Plans. She is determined to reach each student and is driven towards growth for each student. Mrs. Hale is a true member of the learning team and not just an outsider who comes in to help a few students then leave to her next class. I respect her and look to her as a professional in the area of student intervention and special education services.” Mrs. Hale’s passion for teaching is seen daily by her students and her grade level team.  We are truly blessed to have her here at China Spring Intermediate!  Congratulations Mrs. Hale on being the Elementary Faculty Member of the Month. 

Secondary Faculty Member of the Month – Congratulations to Mr. Clint Allen, Science Teacher at the Middle School, for being nominated and selected as the Secondary Faculty Member of the Month. Mr. Allen goes above and beyond to help his students be successful. He has great rapport with his students and his door is always open to provide additional assistance. His principals stated, “They thoroughly enjoy observing in Mr. Allen's classroom because he has such creative and engaging lessons. He searches to come up with fun and effective ways to teach concepts that challenge his students. Mr. Allen offers re-teaching opportunities and differentiation within his teaching methods so that all of his students have an opportunity to be successful.”  Kari Espin stated, “Mr. Allen is always looking for new ways to engage students in their learning. He's utilized technology to provide opportunities for students to explore and interact with science.” Clint is a wonderful teammate and incredible colleague to all. He meets regularly to strategize and brainstorm with his fellow science teachers and has helped to create an environment conducive to learning together through Professional Learning Communities. His passion for infusing technology into his teaching is evident and the impact that makes on the education of his students is immeasurable. Clint is always punctual, prepared, and comes to work with a positive attitude every day. Mr. Allen is an incredible educator and an asset to our team. Congratulations Mr. Allen on being the Secondary Faculty Member of the Month.

Staff Member of the Month – It is my pleasure to congratulate Ms. Paula Erdman, Food Service Team Member at the Middle School, for being nominated and selected as the Staff member of the Month for October. Ms. Erdman comes to work every day with a smile on her face and a positive attitude. She has a strong work ethic and will jump in and help out with anything that is needed. She takes the time to greet students as they go through the cafeteria lines each and every day. Jill Sanders stated, “Ms. Erdman is an inspiration to both myself and her coworkers.  She has stepped up this year and is now training to be the assistant manager for the middle school cafeteria. She is a valued member of the Middle School Team and has a wonderful attitude.  Her coworkers speak very highly of her and compliment her on how they couldn't do it without her.  We are very proud to have her on our Team.” Ms. Erdman is a great team player who brightens the day of those around her. Congratulations Ms. Erdman on being the Staff Member of the Month. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Marc Faulkner, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
China Spring ISD