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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Aimee Hodges — YOU on 2/25/2019

    YOU is a old building and we often have heating and cooling issues.The parts needed to keep us warm or cool depending on the season can be challenging since parts are expensive and possibly a challenge to find. Gary Wheeler (Maintenance) always comes in with a positive attitude and tries hard to fix the issue to keep all the staff and the youth we serve happy. On a day we had bad weather and we didn't have to be here until 9:30 AM Gary was here by 9 fixing our heat issue. Gary, on behalf of us at YOU we appreciate you! Thanks for all you do!!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by L Lavoda Agnew — Head Start/South Street on 2/22/2019

    #Togetherisbetter - Is the theme for the 2018-19 Program year for Head Start programming via KRESA. I want you all to know that I appreciate, acknowledge, and know that our team (Susie Shaw, Amber Pankey, Ashley Moorehead, Chris Clement, Dominique Wilder, Lisa Smith and Kyle Fall — Head Start), is doing all of the above i.e. Collaboration, Innovation, Compassion, Trustworthy, and always with Respect serving the families who are within our program. I just simply want to KUDOs all of you/I see you and thank you so very much.

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  • Innovation • Compassion • Respect

    Posted by Nicole Kalmbach — Instructional Services on 1/11/2019

    Katy Clark (Instructional Services) has been a vital role in establishing the Kalamazoo RESA Book Gardens in Kalamazoo County. The county currently has 12 Book Gardens that function to provide free books to youth. KRESA Book Gardens have been successful in supporting the states literacy initiative, promoting community engagement, and filling the book desert of Kalamazoo County. Katy works incredibly hard to rally book donations, locate and connect with community members to establish Book Gardens, and restock shelves of growing Book Gardens. She is amazing.

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  • Collaboration • Innovation

    Posted by Mark Dersch — SWMiTech on 12/5/2018

    Recently a district suffered a campus wide internet outage due to a rodent chewing up the fiber optic cables in a network closet. The network team immediately responded, identified the problem and started the standard procedure getting a fiber repair contractor scheduled. Well, we now have a team member that has years of experience/expertise in fiber optic installation and repair in the Air Force. Given the specifics of this situation Shawn Buelow (SWMiTech) recognized that MiTech could save time and money by purchasing the equipment and materials needed to do the repair ourselves. He was able to get pricing, approval, have the order overnighted, successfully repair and restore service, and train another team member how to do the repair faster and cheaper than it would have been to have a contractor do it. This is a real game changer for the network team in terms of fiber infrastructure capabilities, outage restoration timeliness, and cost savings. Shawn Buelow exemplified our department values by finding a better way, leading the way, taking us there, and working together.
    Great work Shawn Buelow!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Kathleen Robertson — WELC Offsite – DH/H on 11/16/2018

    On Tuesday, November 14th, the D/HH program at Angling Road Elementary school held a Family Night for our D/HH students and their families. Kara Mounce, Nancy Gallihugh, Xenia McKay, Janelle King and Angela Wells (WELC Offsite – DH/H) were instrumental in the planning and execution of the events that took place. Kara held a parent and family orientation, while other's led games for the students and their siblings. One of our newest family members said, " I love it here. It feels like a family here!" That's exactly how we live at Angling Road. We're more than a team. We are a family, and want to make certain all of our students and their family members feel included and safe here with us.

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  • Collaboration

    Posted by Bethany Foote — Head Start on 11/16/2018

    David Plumber (Head Start/YOU) has spent lots of his time working on sprucing up our Family Advocate office at South Street. He has been patient with the bumps in the road, and been so helpful in getting desks and furniture moved into place. Thanks for all you do for us at South Street, David! I appreciate you.

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion • Respect

    Posted by Bethany Foote — Head Start on 11/16/2018

    Nateshia Carson (Head Start) has a constant flow of requests thrown her way, but she handles staff and families with respect and compassion. She has helped to cover for a staff absence with a smile and willing spirit, balancing a lot over the past month. I so appreciate all she does for our program! Thank you for demonstrating that #togetherisbetter, Nateshia!

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  • Collaboration

    Posted by Carol Geving — EFE on 11/7/2018

    Kudos to Amy Simmons (KRESA Print Center) and the Print Shop for so graciously helping us out with our rush jobs. We appreciate you!

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  • Innovation • Trustworthy

    Posted by Bethany Foote — Head Start on 9/21/2018

    Michelle Swyrtek (Head Start) has joined our Head Start family and hit the ground running! She is highly organized, and has already found ways to innovate and move us forward in our continuous improvement efforts. The start of the school year can be a wild time, but you are taking it in stride. You are such a great addition with your dedication and attention to detail. THANK YOU!!

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  • Collaboration • Compassion • Respect

    Posted by Bethany Foote — Head Start on 9/21/2018

    As the start-of-the-school-year rush is upon us, Norma Ash (Head Start) shows us time and again that she truly cares about the families we serve and is willing to go above and beyond to get the job done. She has put in countless hours, keeping up with the flow of enrollments while still answering staff and family questions with compassion and patience. Norma, we are so grateful for all you do to keep Head Start running smoothly - THANK YOU!!

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