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#D33Pride Award Recipients 2018/2019
 Recipients of the First Quarter
Mike G, Head Custodian
"Mike's friendliness, positive attitude, graciousness, and pride make the entire Gary Family proud that he was with us.  Everyone is the building has commented about how nice and friendly he is.  Students this week have commented about how they want to keep the lunchroom clean for Mr. Mike." 
Stephanie Drake, Principal, Gary School  
Marielle Reach, Facilitator at Indian Knoll School 
 "Marielle works with her entire classroom team of paraeducators, co teachers, and the interdisciplinary team (principal, OT, PT,) etc. to ensure that each student has an individualized education plan that truly draws on their strengths and interests as well as their academic abilities."
"She is friendly and warm towards her fellow peers, students and staff and takes ample opportunities throughout the day to praise her students and is gentle and empathic when her students struggle."


"Every single day, Marielle comes into the classroom ready to impact her students' lives. She demonstrates patience and compassion with each student she teaches, no matter how difficult a day they or she may be having. She always frames difficult information in a positive context."

Melissa Buckles Haley 

Jenna Spaniol
"Jenna is a paraprofessional in our Multi-Learner Program classroom at Indian Knoll.  She is a leader because she helps educate all other paras and staff in our building about our students and their specific needs.  
If she sees a student in our room struggling, she is the first person to try problem solving and finding ways to improve the situation.  She goes home and studies different programs and therapies to educate herself on how to better meet the needs of our kids."

"Her kindness, dedication, and enthusiasm has led to students communicating with us adults, when all others doubted these children could ever express themselves.  We are so blessed to have Jenna in our students' lives! The parents of our kids love her as well!"

Marielle Reach, Facilitator, Indian Knoll School  

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