September Staff Members of the Month
Mr. Kevin Caldwell
Mr. Caldwell is a master teacher dedicated to serving the Manville Community. During Hurricane Ida, he helped coordinate a variety of efforts that supported our families and students. As a coach, he sets high expectations and standards for his students to strive towards, recently earning a Skyland Conference Cross Country Girls Division Championship! As a classroom teacher, he is constantly enthusiastic. He always does right by all of his students. He maintains a positive attitude and a safe learning environment for all of his students.
Mrs. Kathleen Hughes
Mrs. Hughes has worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety of students and staff at Roosevelt School. She ensures information is relayed to keep us safe, and you can be sure that all procedures and protocols are followed. She communicates with staff long before and after school hours updating and sharing information. She is always cheerful, kind, and willing to go above and beyond. Roosevelt School is lucky to have Mrs. Hughes as part of our school community.
Mrs. Larissa Mattei
Mrs. Mattei has been at the forefront of health and safety within the school building since the onset of the pandemic. Up to the present time, she has been instrumental in collaborating with school staff, parents, students, and caregivers. Mrs. Mattei has balanced many items on her plate, mandated immunizations, middle school sports physicals, and the daily welfare of our 466 students. She has been the "go-to" for information regarding regulations, protocols, and consultation regarding all contact tracing practices. With tremendous gratitude, we recognize Mrs. Larissa Mattei as the ABIS Staff Member of the Month.
Mrs. Marcie Varona
Mrs. Marcie Varona has been on the front lines since schools closed nearly two years ago. She was instrumental in helping Weston School with their reopening plans, took temperatures daily, and assured the school was properly sanitized. Mrs. Varona was right there when the arduous task of conducting contact tracing took place. She constantly is in contact with the local health department to assure students and staff receive the most up-to-date information. Mrs. Varona works long hours to ensure everyone is safe and goes well above her responsibilities as a school nurse. The Weston community is extremely fortunate to have such a kind and compassionate person as part of their team.
Mr. William Wright
Mr. William Wright, District Technology Coordinator, exemplifies what it means to be a dedicated professional. Throughout his 19 years of service, Mr. Wright has shown that he is committed to getting it right no matter how big or how small the project is. Recently, Mr. Wright has led various large projects for the district, helping coordinate our district 1-1 Chromebook initiative, upgrading our district network infrastructure, and overseeing the installation of the New Line Interactive Touchscreen panels in all of the classrooms. He continually has the District's best interest in mind, and this award is well deserved.