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Shout out to Mandy Harvey and Vanessa Kent, the fearless leaders at Kennedy Elementary! Always keeping student safety and well being at the front of their work, they lead with heart and soul! Here's to a great 21-22 school year!

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Shout out to Sara Bechtold, the new secretary at Kennedy Elementary! Your first "start of the year" leading the office team and you are CRUSHING it! Kennedy families are in good hands with you! Keep up the great work :)

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Allis Beginning of the Day Team! Great work by all the staff at Allis who greet students, help them cross the street, help them off the bus, welcome students arriving on special transport, the teachers who meet their classes outside at their cones every morning, the office staff who answer questions and check in students, the multilingual staff who support parents and students, the crossing guard, and everyone who makes the start of the day safe and happy for students!

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Congratulations to Mahwish Hashmi, SLP at Wright Middle School for being recognized for the 2021 Distinguished Early Career Professional Award by The American Speech/Language and Hearing Association!
We are so glad to have you in MMSD!

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Congratulations to Sarah Niesen, a third grade teacher at Nuestro Mundo Community School! She was surprised with a $5,000 check from Staples as part of their “Thank a Teacher” contest. As part of the contest, the school will receive $5,000 from Staples, and Niesen will also get $2,000 for personal use. Niesen was one of just 20 teachers nationwide to be recognized as part of the contest.

Nuestro Mundo principal Joshua Forehand says she is deserving of the honor. “Sarah Niesen is the kind of teacher that comes early, stays late, pours everything she’s got into her classroom and into her students, connecting with their families, providing fun and engaging activities for students every day,” Forehand said.

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A BIG Shout out to TJ McCray and Amanda Klinkner -
You two are tackling an amazing task....opening a NEW and fabulous program in MMSD during a pandemic all on your own! Thank you so much for providing this wonderful learning opportunity for our students. You have handled all of the hiccups in stride with humor, patience and grace! We appreciate you and all that you do for our MMSD students!
- You friends, The MMSD School Counselors