Lori Hodson, Sarah Modlin and Regan Miller, Early Childhood Education Specialists at Adams County Early Learning Center, have nominated drivers Kim Johnson and Rick Pennington for the Top of the Line Award. The nomination category is Empower – recognition in this area relates to investing in individuals and could include recognition of how people are helped to improve themselves, how individuals represent themselves, their views and interests.
“They both go above and beyond what their job descriptions state. They take supplies to and from ESU 9 for employees that are located at the Head Start building, make copies at ESU 9 to cut down on cost, drive for field trips throughout the year, set up for meals daily, eat with the children, clean up following meals, monitor children during outside time when staff is split due to overlap scheduling, repair equipment, and much more. They are “Jack of all Trades”, true PROs. They have built positive relationships with the children and families we serve. Parents have commented that they feel comfortable putting their child on the bus knowing Kim or Rick are providing the transportation to and from school. We appreciate all they do to help us provide quality services to our children, especially this year as we have experienced uncommon staff turnover in our program. Without their willingness to help, our program would not be as successful as it is.”
Pat O’Donnell is the transportation coordinator which constitutes a great deal of work and requires flexibility. She has also been indispensable this year as a Communication Assistant.