By Jayme Taylor, Communication Manager
Three employees from Clover Park School District (CPSD) have been selected as Employees of the Year. Since 1987, CPSD has honored exemplary employees in three categories: certificated, classified and administrative. Award recipients are chosen by an independent panel of Lakewood citizens. Recipients for the 2011 CPSD Employee of the Year are:
- Michael Vincent, Certificated Employee of the Year;
- Rose Scheidt, Classified Employee of the Year; and
- Charlotte Clouse, Administrative Employee of the Year.
Michael wears many hats at Harrison Prep. He is a Nationally Board Certified math teacher, Learning Assistance Program coordinator, math department chair, division leader, after school activity coordinator, site council facilitator and an administrative assistant. Michael worked tirelessly to help open the original 5-12 Learning Community and hasn’t looked back. His passion for student learning is evident in the resources he creates, like his classroom website and spreadsheets where students can track their progress. Michael is kind, calm and helpful. He exemplifies the character traits that he wants to see in his students. His efforts have led to improved student achievement and his influence has spread beyond the walls of Harrison Prep.
Rose is an essential element for the successful operation of Mann Middle School. When she is given a task, you know it will be handled quickly and thoroughly. She goes beyond her regular duties to assist others with special projects and tasks. Additionally, she voluntarily leads the school’s Dance Committee and Sunshine Committee in support of students and staff. Students see Rose as a second mother—always remembering their birthdays and treating them with warmth and respect. She is one of the first people to welcome new families to the school, and works hard to make the transition as smooth as possible. Overall, Rose is more than a secretary, she is a friend.
Charlotte honors her employees with respect and dignity. She has trust in her teachers and allows them to use their professional judgment to make decisions that support what is best for students. Her rich educational background and understanding of quality instruction are important assets for her staff. Charlotte is calm, friendly and welcoming. No matter how busy she may be, her door is always open to staff, parents and students. Charlotte understands the demographics of her school community and encourages parents to take part in their children’s education. She is considerate, dependable and passionate about education. Charlotte is a true leader with superior professionalism who consistently advocates on behalf of the Southgate community.