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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Adam Danapilis — YAP on 11/17/2017

    Millie Mwayi (YAP and Offsite ASD) has been a shining example of being a team player. She exhibits each of our core values on a daily basis. Her work to support staff and students has allowed YAP to continue to be a positive culture and a safe learning environment. Thank you for all your work this year!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Adam Danapilis — YAP on 11/17/2017

    I just want to give Jennifer Lim (SW MiTech) a huge shout out for all the technology support this year. She has really helped YAP move forward and create an atmosphere for staff collaboration and student learning. Thank you Jennifer! You are AWESOME!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Jennifer Lim — SW MiTech on 11/17/2017

    Mike Graves (SW MiTech) did an amazing job on a complicated task that affects several of my sites. A kiosk profile is what a user sees on a computer when a user does not have to sign in. They wipe nightly. Mike and I recently wrote 3 kiosk profiles together.

    Mike worked with me to meet each site’s needs. He applied different thinking to make everything work. He customized for different sites and rooms.

    Mike was patient. He also took every opportunity to train me on what he was doing and why. We tested and re-tested until we got the desired results.

    Mike sought put new ways to improve our process. It took a tremendous amount of time and collaboration.

    Mike exemplifies the definition of teamwork. Thank you, Mike, for all of the work you did with me!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Kathleen Robertson and Bruce Wicklander — DH/H - Offsite WELC on 10/30/2017

    Much gratitude and appreciation to Justin Hutchinson (WELC) for carving out 2 hours of his incredibly busy schedule to present to our DHH staff. His presentation on children living with/in trauma taught us so much about our students population and how to identify why and how they come to do what they do. The information was invaluable, but Justin's delivery and compassion for these kids inspired us all to do better. A simple "Thank You" falls far short of the mark. For you generosity and dedication, Kudos, Justin!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion

    Posted by Stacy Housman — Head Start on 10/16/2017

    Larry Phillips and Bill Dawson (Maintenance) have helped the West Main Head Start site get up and running. These two gentlemen have went above and beyond to assist staff with delivering new materials, setting up/building new classroom/office furniture and assuring West Main Head Start is clean for staff/students/families. Thank you for all you do and assisting us when needed. You are appreciated!!

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  • Collaboration

    Posted by Karen Robyn & Carol Geving — EFE on 10/10/2017

    We greatly appreciate Nichole Phillips (GRBS). EFE held a joint advisory committee meeting, here at KRESA, where every conference space was utilized. Approximately 120 individuals from business and industry and EFE programs were present. Nichole was aware of the magnitude of our event. When Chris called in sick, she went out of her way to ensure we were all set. She left notes for the maintenance substitutes and even helped set up tables, after she punched out. Her sincere, friendly, disposition helped to ease everyone’s stress level and was most appreciated.

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  • Innovation

    Posted by Ryan M. Hoch — Valley Center School on 9/18/2017

    Rostam Ahmad-Daud (MiTech) arrived unexpectedly to inquire if our previously requested help desk ticket was resolved, for years we were told time and time again that the audio issue we were having with our smart board was not fixable and were asked to use small desktop speakers to provide audio for an entire classroom space of elementary aged learners. Rostam quickly diagnosed the issue as needing a specific type of audio cable and immediately resolved the issue! Our students are so thankful for a full audio visual experience in the classroom now and LOVE that we can learn using GONOODLE and other audio visual tools to full immerse ourselves in an active learning environment! You Rock Rostam!

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  • Collaboration

    Posted by Michael Coats — MiTech on 9/14/2017

    Supporting 18 different entities is daunting enough, but this summer saw an unprecedented amount of Bond work and new technology purchases with our partner districts. Our Network Project Team Russ Aspinwall, Mark Dersch, Jordan Beulow and Steve Lim (MiTech) slaved all summer, working MANY nights and weekends to make sure all of our district's major projects were completed and that their network infrastructure was at a good, consistent baseline, solving problems we didn't know existed along the way. Because of this effort, the start of school for our districts has been the smoothest we've ever had. Huge Kudos to the whole group. They worked together like a well-oiled machine. Without that level of collaboration and teamwork, there is no chance our summer could have been this successful.

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  • Innovation

    Posted by Michael Coats — MiTech on 9/14/2017

    To start this school year, MiTech fully supports 12 School Districts, 3 Charter Schools/Academies as well as 2 Michigan Works locations and KAMSC. Within our school districts, we support over 20,000 students! Last year, Tim Meers (MiTech) took our existing individual district's student computer account automation and merged them all into one solution, dubbed Bravo, to handle the automatic creation of student accounts in all of our schools. Piggybacking on that work this summer, he continued work to make it even better and we were able to start school in every district with student accounts created on time and ready for Day 1. Imagine how much time was saved not having to create or modify 20,000 students! Because of his hard work, start of school was the smoothest it's ever been for MiTech and our partner districts.

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  • Collaboration • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Lavoda Agnew — Head Start on 9/12/2017

    Ms. Wanda Hurt (Head Start), when I grow up, I wanna lead by example just like you. You are the first face that many see, the first that I saw when I came in for my interview. I want to send a Kudos to you because you are a SILENT LEADER, dedicated to the organization's mission RESPECT, you make sure that all HS files and enrollments are on point and that enrollee's as well as their parents have the information they need to attend COLLABORATION, and I, as well as many other HS staff can come to you for both direction and understanding for various reasons to support the target audience for which we all serve as HS employees. I SEE YOU, and I THANK YOU. Kudos to you Ms. Wanda!!!

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