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  • Innovation

    Posted by Brian Schupbach — SW MiTech on 1/30/2018
    During a very busy time for our software developers working on the MiSuite financial system, Nathalie Alwane (Communications) was very quickly able to figure out a way to unlock secure PDF files and saved our developers several days of labor. Nathalie is incredibly innovative and we are so thankful for all the ways she helps us!
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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion

    Posted by Angela Wells — Deaf/Hard of Hearing (WoodsEdge Offsite) on 1/11/2018

    I really appreciate Bruce Wicklander (D/HH) for his willingness to help our staff with technical issues. He is an interpreter by job description, but our personal IT help. Bruce is always willing to troubleshoot issues we have with our iPads, computers, e-mail, etc. And, he can fix it! Thanks, Bruce, for working with us, showing us a better way, and having compassion for those of us with no technological skills!

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  • Collaboration • Innovation • Compassion

    Posted by Angela Wells — Deaf/Hard of Hearing (WoodsEdge Offsite) on 1/11/2018

    I am a speech-language pathologist that came down with laryngitis. I literally had no voice. Our wonderful D/HH Interpreters pitched in to translate my whispers, gestures, writing, and signs into language our students could understand. I really appreciate all of them giving up planning time to help me (and, in turn, our students) when I was ill.

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  • Collaboration • Compassion • Trustworthy • Respect

    Posted by Diane Fort — EFE on 11/28/2017

    Adam Danapilis (YAP) has volunteered his time not once but now three times to help train our EFE Technical Assistants at their Professional Development days that we host twice a year. He has provided them with knowledge that has a direct, positive impact with their students; specifically special populations students. The training so far has included: Task Analysis and SBI (Situation, Behavior and Impact) Feedback. He is a wonderful addition to our PD days and the Technical Assistants are engaged in the valuable information presented. We appreciate his willingness to help our Technical Assistants grow!

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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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