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Congratulations, Winter 2017 Employee Recognition Award Winners

Dr. Rock and Anne Martinez

The following Clarkston Community Schools employees were honored at the Board of Education meeting on December 11 for the 2017 Winter Employee Recognition Awards:

  • Leah Schmitz - Special Education Teacher - BLE
  • Mary Kathryn Longo - Paraeducator - BLE
  • Anne Martinez - 5th Grade Teacher - BLE
  • Elizabeth Fante - Paraeducator/Homebound Teacher - CE
  • Karen Ayotte - Clerk - CE
  • Lillian Wiley - Food Services Cafe Manager - CE
  • Jennifer Johnson - Principal - NSE
  • Jamie Blankenship - 2nd Grade Teacher - NSE
  • Allison Facciolla, Heather Waite & Lisa Blimka - LRC Teacher & Paraeducators - PKE
  • Vicky Pike - Secretary - PKE
  • Brandon Best - Medical Aide – PKE
  • Paige Weston – Behavior Coach - PKE
  • Nancy Myers - Custodian - SPE
  • Lisa Kowal - Library Media Tech - SMS
  • Sarah Kop - Instructional Aide - SMS
  • Kate Peterson - Instructional Aide - SMS
  • Rhonda Yelinek - Head Custodian - SMS
  • Scott Ballard & Jerry Bawks - Head Custodians - CHS
  • Danielle Fuller - Teacher - CHS
  • Nicholas Hagewood - Teacher - CHS
  • Melissa Bridgman - Teacher - CHS
  • Shannon Carolin - Counselor - CHS
  • Phyllis Ness - SAC for Elementary Literacy - Administration
  • Michelle Johnson - Help Desk Coordinator - Administration

About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 8,000 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Each Clarkston Community Schools' student is fully engaged in a globally focused education, from preschool through graduation, that fosters in students a sense of self, perspective, responsibility/ownership, and contribution. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to cultivate thinkers, learners and positive contributors to a global society.

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