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Gems of Appreciation

Teresa Mather - Our September GEM!

Teresa Mather is someone who epitomizes servant-hood leadership. She is patient, collaborative, proactive and a true lifelong learner. She has connected the dots for us in so many ways, including creating helpful videos to walk us through the variety of different technology applications, sending out our Motivational Monday videos and many, many personal conversations along the way. Congratulations Teresa, we love you!
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Paige Bailey - Our March GEM

Congratulations to Paige Bailey for being selected as the Shady Grove GEM for the month of March! Paige is creative in helping her students achieve their goals. She takes the time to truly get to know and understand the needs of each one, both academically and behaviorally. She loves what she does, and it shows! We are thankful Paige is a part of our Shady Grove team!
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Jill Sanchez - Our January GEM

Please join me in congratulating Jill Sanchez! Coworkers describe Jill as a kind and hardworking individual, who always has a smile on her face. If there is a need, Jill is always willing to help out beyond her PPCD responsibilities. She shows love to all those around her, most importantly to any and all students she works with. This is such a well deserved award for Jill, and we are so proud that she is a part of our Shady Grove Family!
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Crystle Teague - Our November GEM!

Please join me in congratulating Crystle Teague in receiving our GEM for the month of November! Crystle is proactive and committed in her work. She looks for ways to help out beyond her regular duties, and always with a kind approach and smile on her face. She enjoys welcoming students each morning at car rider duty (no matter the weather ❄) and is a friendly face to many of our students before they even step into the school building. Thank you Crystle for all you do at SGE! (picture to come!)
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Melanie VanDer Stoep - September's GEM!

Congratulations to Melanie VanDer Stoep, Shady Grove's September GEM!
Melanie has been with us less than a year, but in that short time she has worked to do her job as our campus registrar with kindness, patience and diligence. She has received several compliments from parents who worked with her to enroll their children at the start of this year. Each one shared how they appreciated the time she took in explaining the process and helping them to feel welcome.
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Amber Jones - Our March GEM!

We are proud to announce our March GEM, Amber Jones!
The time and effort Amber has put towards our music programs has been so appreciated, and her excitement and love for what she does is noticeable. The community (parents, staff and students) have thoroughly enjoyed seeing our students' love for music through performance. Music/theatre has allowed for some of our students who typically struggle, to shine, lead and be proud of themselves. Having her here has been such a blessing! Congratulations to our March GEM, Amber Jones!
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Amalia Patterson - Our January GEM!

Congratulations to Amalia Patterson!
Amalia is en excellent example of how building strong relationships with students makes a BIG difference. She actively advocates for her student and their needs, and is a true team player not only on her team but on our campus. Thank you Amalia for your dedication to your students and our campus! We appreciate you!
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Alvicia Longoria - Our November GEM of Appreciation!

We are proud to announce Shady Grove's newest GEM, Alvicia Longoria. Alvicia is a valued member of our PPCD team. Her experience and knowledge in the PPCD classroom continues to provide our littlest learners with quality support and guidance. Her coworkers say that they are thankful for her positive energy and solid example. Congratulations Alvicia!
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Terri Herrin - Our September GEM of Appreciation!

Congratulations to Terri Herrin for being nominated as Shady Grove Elementary's September GEM! Terri's positive, proactive approach to the needs of her students and her new team members has been contagious this year. At every obstacle and/or new challenge, she has come to the table with a "can-do" approach and ideas to implement. What a great start for our new school year at Shady Grove!
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Ms. Imelda Ramirez - March GEM Award!

Shady Grove Elementary is proud to announce our March Gem of Appreciation, Ms. Imelda Ramirez! Imelda has been such a fabulous addition to SGE! She takes initiative, has strong communication skills with students, parents and staff, and she always has a positive attitude with a smile on her face no matter the situation. She takes initiative in all that she does. Imelda has made a great connections with our students and they have responded to her well. It is evident that she has a big heart for kids. There are so many here at Shady Grove who have expressed how they love working with her. Congratulations Imelda!
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