Three educators from the Marshalltown Community School District have been presented Employee of the Quarter awards for the third quarter of the school year. The award winners include Rachel Olson of Anson Elementary School, Shelly Chandler of Marshalltown High School and Jacque Kopsa of Franklin Elementary School.
Rachel Olson is a special education teacher at Anson Elementary School. She was nominated for the award by Anson staff member Sally Jensen.
“Rachel is such a great asset to Anson Elementary, she makes learning fun,” Jensen wrote in her nomination. “Rachel is always stepping up and helping wherever she can. She is always making sure every child in her classroom has someone in their corner.”
Shelly Chandler is an English teacher at MHS. She was nominated for the award by MHS Spanish teacher James Christensen.
“Mrs. Chandler has been challenging, nurturing and reaching out to students since many of our teachers in this building were in elementary school,” Christensen said. “She approaches teaching English in an outspoken, rowdy and incredibly approachable way that resonates with a wide array of students.”
Jacque Kopsa is Title I reading teacher at Franklin Elementary School. Franklin teacher Mallori Ghent nominated Jacque for the award and said she really cares for the students.
“She takes her job seriously and is well-prepared for instruction each day,” Ghent said. “She holds students to high behavioral and academic expectations in her own classroom and holds students accountable in their general education classrooms as well.”