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Staff Members Receive ESS Awards

ESS Award Winners
The Nov. 18, 2020 Educational Support Staff Awards (ESS) opened with a welcome address from Mark Schmitz, Executive Director at Resource Training & Solutions. Ken Anderson, chair of the Resource Training & Solutions' Board of Directors, also extended his congratulations to the honorees. Schools and districts across Resource's Central Minnesota region nominate award recipients based on suggested criteria that includes knowledge of work responsibilities, demonstration of safety, cultivation of respect, acting as a positive role model, displaying genuine concern for others, and making a difference in the lives of students, staff, and the community. Congratulations to the following staff:
  • Alicia Spartz - Apollo High School
  • Ann Gray - Clearview Elementary School
  • Donna Steinbach - Clearview Elementary School
  • Traci Haugen - Kennedy Community School
  • Theresa Kotsmith - Kennedy Community School
  • Jessica Guggenberger - Lincoln Elementary School
  • Mary Brown -McKinley - Area Learning Center
  • Joan Haus -McKinley - Area Learning Center
  • April Kipka -McKinley - Area Learning Center
  • Emmy Stommes - McKinley Area Learning Center 
  • Seth Steinson - North Junior High School
  • Tamara Jett - Oak Hill Community School
  • Ruth LaFerriere - Oak Hill Community School
  • Deeq Mohamud - South Junior High School
  • Tamara Muzik - South Junior High School
  • Hung Vu - South Junior High School
  • Connie Curtis - Talahi Community School
  • Kelly Eltgroth - Tech High School
  • Amina Mumin - Tech High School
  • Mary Theis-Spoden - Tech High School

Watch the Awards Video.