The Pulaski Community School District is proud to say that we have a talented group of employees who have made it their life?s work to educate our students academically, socially, and emotionally. They continue to win awards, to be featured in publications, to write publications, and to make our school district an outstanding one. We are currently a Silver Medal award winner in the U.S. News and World Report, and a big reason we have achieved this is because of our employees. Between 1994 and today, we have had 33 teachers win the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce Golden Apple Award, a prestigious education award in Brown County. Throughout this section, you will see monthly Teacher Spotlights and are encouraged to view the staff directory for all of the amazing staff members and their accomplishments we have within the Pulaski Community School District.
School nurse Bernadette Dervish goes above and beyond the requirements of her position. She has a genuineness about her that is conveyed to students.
She is a great advocate for students and is able to ask the hard questions to work towards the best plan for students.
Bernadette trains staff to take care of students and make sure that they are comfortable administering medical care if needed. She is available for staff questions and is always willing to be part of a student team if her input would help contribute toward student success.
Lannoye Elementary teacher Sarah Hoverson is always willing to help anyone. She has the most positive attitude about everything and is a friendly, caring face to see around school.
Sarah contributes to the school community by always having a smile on her face. She makes a connection with everyone in the school and goes out of her way to be friendly. Sarah has such a positive affect on the whole atmosphere of Lannoye.
Sarah is a mentor to multiple people, has a student teacher to share her knowledge, on the PBIS committee, works with running club, and of course is an amazing teacher.
Ashley is new to our district and serves as a language interpreter for a student in my classroom.
Even thought Ashley's title is "language interpreter," she is just so much more. The student she works with is also autistic. Ashley is able to easily help differentiate, guide this student socially, and still hold high expectations of this student all while interpreting and teaching sign to the student and his family.
He is having such a successful year, and a key component is all the work she does. Ashley even attends Lego Robotics club after school with this child to help make the school-activity transition easier.
Additionally, Ashley is amazing with all of the students in my classroom. She builds relationships and supports all kids in the classroom, and the kids really respond to her.
It's amazing to me how well she multi-tasks with interpreting, supporting students, aiding the teacher, etc. Ashley really makes a difference at our school. She goes above and beyond her job title. She makes school a better place for our students, teachers, and families.
She builds rapport with kids during their specials and lunch hour. She also assists students in after school hours, such as Lego robotics.
Michael is a high-energy addition to the district.
He is active with students not only at PCMS but also in high school and the younger levels as well.
Michael is an outstanding teacher and coach. He is a football coach at the high school level but doesn't stop there with only one program. He is the strength and conditioning coordinator as well for the entire high school and works tirelessly to makes sure all programs that participate in weight and conditioning training are well organized and have direction.
He is as passionate in the classroom as well connecting with students and engaging them in lessons as well as getting to know them outside of the classroom. He is a real asset to the district even though he's only been here for two years.
He is involved in:
· Youth football camps
· Youth basketball camps
· Strength and conditioning coordinator for the district
· Legends Basketball League (summer)
· High school football coach
· Build a Better Raider Summer program coordinator for all PHS/PCMS athletes
Rita works to support students in a job coaching through the work experience program.
She works individually and in small groups to teach students the soft skills needed for employment. She comes to work each day ready to tackle any problem and is ready to lend a hand in other areas when needed.
The students are learning employment skills to obtain a job in the community after graduation. The students are a valued group of individuals that help with the little things that need to get done. Each student contributes to the success of each department they work in.
Rita gets the opportunity to support students in the food service department, facilities, Goodwill and with athletics. She pushes students to be the best they can be in all situations and helps others understand why the skills are needed for the students.
She problem solves and has high expectations for her students. The students contribute on a daily basis working through their job tasks and skill development.
As they are learning, the adults working with them learn and grow and feel they are active members of the educational process. The students take great pride in everything they do.