Three dedicated Marshalltown Community School District staff members have earned Employee of the Quarter honors for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. All three have had a positive impact on their fellow employees and the District overall.
The awardees for the first quarter are: Anson Elementary Food Service employee Shelly Dall, Hoglan Elementary ELL teacher Adrian McLaughlin and Marshalltown High School CNA Rocio Villagomez. Meet each of the honorees below –
Shelly Dall – Food Service at Anson Elementary
MCSD Food Service Director Lynn Large and Nutrition Supervisor Michelle Diers said Shelly Dall is highly dependable and stepped up in a big way this semester as the coronavirus pandemic caused many changes and challenges.
“You’ve done a lot of good stuff, and we just want you to know that we’ve noticed, and people all across the building are seeing what you are doing,” Large said, adding that Anson teachers have noted Dall’s role in making the transition to in-classroom lunches easier this semester.
Diers said Dall is diligent in ensuring students get the food they need to fuel learning.
“You not only take care of the kids and the staff here, but you also take care of your kitchen like it’s your kitchen at home,” Diers said during Dall’s award presentation.
Adrian McLaughlin – ELL teacher at Hoglan Elementary
Hoglan Principal Amy Williams said she sees Adrian McLaughlin’s passion for supporting students and families every day. McLaughlin has put forth extra effort to create video updates for students in both English and Spanish, and was instrumental during Hoglan’s Return to Learn planning process in the summer.
“Adrian recognizes the need to work together to support students and families, and continually goes above and beyond to serve,” Williams said. “She is creative in coming up with ways to communicate important information with families.”
Rocio Villagomez – Certified Nursing Assistant at MHS
The District Health Services Department has been extra busy this school year due to the pandemic, and Rocio Villagomez has proven to be a crucial part of the MHS nursing team.
“I appreciate everything you do for us, for all of the students and staff,” said District Lead Nurse Stacey Tool-Crawford during Villagomez’s award presentation, adding that Villagomez played a key role in helping produce a Return to Learn health services video earlier this year.
MHS Principal Jacque Wyant said she appreciates the positive, fun attitude Villagomez brings with her to work every day. Villagomez regularly goes above and beyond to help with translations for families when needed and is a strong collaborator in the high school Health Services team.
Congratulations to all three of the first quarter awardees! Check out more photos from the Employee of the Quarter award presentations below.