Employee of the Month: February
Congratulations Sandy Miller!!!
Teachers Assistant – Enterprise
Teamwork: Sandy is an amazing example of teamwork! She pitches in to help us all meet the goals to help our students and families! Sandy goes above and beyond to help me DAILY! She regularly offers to take out my kitchen garbage, or fold my laundry, or sweep my floor. She always is looking for ways to help me get out the door on time!! She is a willing helper with the travelling crockpot program, encouraging families to participate and lugging the crockpot to their door! I really appreciate the way she is always willing to lend a hand.
Leadership: Sandy is the definition of leadership, creating an atmosphere that is welcome and open to all that walk in the door. She guides everyone she comes in contact with, from little kiddos in the program to parents on and off the bus to team members, to be the best person they can be. Through her words and actions, she sets the bar high. When talking with kiddos that are showing difficult behaviors, she lets them know that she is redirecting them “because she cares about them and knows they can do it”. When talking with families, she always says in an assuring tone “they had a great day, every day is a good day with them in our midst”. When talking with staff who need a boost, she not only tells them how much each means to her and highlights the staff member’s strengths, but she shows them appreciation by leaving notes saying so, making a home cooked meal when they work long hours or are having family related hardships, or calling just to state how much she enjoys working with each and every one of us. She continues to strive to be the best person she can be, leading others to do the same.
Outstanding Performance for the Month Nominated: Sandy continues to find ways to further connect families to the classroom and learning environment. She has made an extra effort to do so, personally inviting families to family center nights, volunteer opportunities, and parent education opportunities. She makes an effort to talk to each and every families, adding “would love to see you there” or “should we account for you?” Our center has seen an increase in attendance for all of the above, as well as a feeling from families that they are not only welcome, but have a purpose of being there….their input is important and validated. This has helping staff account for RSVP (food, supplies, etc) and overall moral of the planned event.