2018 Employees of the Year
Congratulations to Our 2018 Employees of the Year!
Posted on 05/11/2018
Custodian Brandon Parr and Teacher Karla Van Eycke

Congratulations to the many recognized by their schools and by the district at our annual employee awards celebration! We'll post more photos from the event here and on Facebook next week.

And now, introducing our 2018 employees of the year ...   

Classified Employee of the Year: Brandon Parr

Brandon is a custodian at Silverdale Elementary, and he knows that the little things go a long way in creating a culture that is positive and safe. Brandon pays attention to detail and anticipates the needs of staff members. Regardless of how big the challenge, he responds quickly and with a smile.

Brandon has excellent technical knowledge and loves a project. When he sees a need, Brandon takes pride in addressing it by finding a solution that is done right and that will last. Brandon enjoys serving the community and taking care of its members. He understands and supports the goals of his school—and he makes a difference every day!

Teacher of the Year: Karla Van Eycke

Karla has an amazing ability to gain students’ trust and respect and build their confidence to learn. And it’s working! As a reading specialist at Silverdale Elementary, Karla takes the time to listen to students and discover what drives them—then uses this knowledge to help students move forward and meet their academic goals. She NEVER gives up.

Karla is committed to professional development and has worked on numerous innovative projects to help students succeed. She is a true advocate for students and relentless when it comes to encouraging them, protecting them, and providing them with lasting memories and experiences.

Outstanding Employees

At the ceremony, we recognized this year’s Outstanding Employee Award recipients from each school and department. We also honored our retirees and milestone years served by our employees. If you haven't seen it yet, here's a full list of our Outstanding Employee Award recipients (pdf).

Event Photos