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A Round of Applause for Our January Bravo! Award Winners

Science Curriculum & Assessment Specialist Dave McKeever teaches a class of students   Escalante Mathematics Teacher Joe Kelly teaches a class of students  
       
The Bravo! Award for the week of week of January 9th went to Science Curriculum & Assessment Specialist Dave McKeever, who was nominated by Animas Valley Health and Physical Education Teacher Stacy Hendrickson.

In her nomination Stacy wrote, "I reached out to Dave about integrating science into a social-emotional health lesson. Dave and I met twice to plan and collaborate for a lesson based on the Maya Angelou quote, "Be a rainbow in someone else's cloud." Dave researched experiments about rainbows and clouds and we co-taught the lessons to all of my K-5 classes at Animas Valley Elementary. It was so much fun to see the kids' excitement about the awesome experiments Dave prepared for them. Because of Dave, my students now have schema about what makes a rainbow and how a cloud is formed. This was a learning experience I think so many students will remember for years to come.  Thank you for helping our AVE family grow smarter in science and supporting our health classroom. I appreciate you! 

Great job, Dave! 

 
The Bravo! Award for the week of January 17th went to Escalante Mathematics Teacher Joe Kelly, who was nominated by Paraprofessional Joyce Watt.
 
In her nomination Joyce wrote, "Joe Kelly is a fast talking, enthusiastic, no nonsense educator.  He connects with his students on their level, while maintaining order and productivity in his math classes.  Students who have exclaimed, “I am not good at math!” have found success in Joe’s class.  He is able to motivate most students to produce quality math work. His students love coming to math, and know he is always there to help."

Great job, Joe!

 
       
   Elvira England  
       
The Bravo! Award for the week of January 23rd went to DHS Custodian Bill Farley. He was nominated by the DHS Cross-Country coaches.
In their nomination they wrote, "We used the DHS cafeteria for three team functions as well as for our banquet. On each occasion, the cafeteria was set up as requested - actually, the cafeteria was always set up beyond our expectations. As we arrived, Bill was typically at hand and always asked us if there was anything else we needed. This was a rhetorical question, because there normally never was! For our banquet, we did need a microphone and Bill scoured the janitorial closets searching for one. One eventually materialized.
As soon as our events came to an end Bill showed up, often with his crew and within minutes, had the cafeteria back to its spotless condition. In years gone by, this task had been left to our parent crew. No longer! When we had left over food, we left it for Bill and he made sure each of them had their fair share. He works extremely well with the users of our high school facilities. He is courteous and diligent and always has things set up the way they are needed."
Great job, Bill!
 
  The Bravo! Award for the week of January 30th went to Communications Coordinator Elvira England. Elvira received two nominations, one from Martie Dickman at DHS and another from Sam Hicks at Transportation.

In her nomination, Martie wrote, "Elvira is a talented, non-stop bundle of goodwill and energy.  She never passes up an opportunity to help out with training or problem solving, even when she is juggling about 14 other projects.

Elvira is always willing to do whatever she can to help us or help the district look good. This is in addition to her abundant talents in photography, web design, copy writing, event planning--the list goes on forever. Elvira deserves a round of applause from all of us."

Great Job, Elvira!