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Quotes from Staff Appreciation Week May 2-6, 2022

For all third, fourth, and fifth grade teachers       I want to give a shout out to my AMAZING fourth grade team! I'm so fortunate to be able to work with people I not only consider colleagues, but friends! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week Kristen Rehrig, Justin Fritz, Denise Gerber, Angela Swanson, Andrea Boyer, and Kristel Orsulak!      
Christina Louise Haupt - Employee

For Jenn Kunkel Jenn is the 6 Maroon team leader. She always makes sure to keep our team informed even though it can be difficult for us all to get together at the same time. She is organized, kind, and a a great leader and team player. We are fortunate to have her!   
Katy Decker - Employee

For Cathy Hess  Where would we be without Cathy?! She is devoted to doing what is best by her students at all times and contributes immensely to our team. I am thankful to work with you, Mrs. Hess :)       
Jennifer Kunkel - Employee

For Amanda Rex               Amanda always goes above and beyond to help not only her students out but the entire faculty and staff here at the Elementary Center and other buildings in the district. She volunteers her time to go to the Middle School and the High School whenever they are in need of technology help. She was also a very integral part in getting the Chromebooks out to all the 3-5 grade students and is currently working hard taking photos and putting together the 5th grade moving up slide show. She's a very positive and upbeat person and she's an absolute pleasure to work with!    
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Swanson            Mrs. Swanson makes learning fun for her students by providing them with engaging lessons. Her classroom environment is positive and cheery, too!
Kimberly Lusch - Employee

For Mr. Ellis        I would like to extend a sincere Thank You and Kudos to Mr. Ellis for teaching his students not just about healthy living and lifestyles but also for showing and teaching them some strategies for when they feel anxious, upset or having some of the big feelings. Our son has come home demonstrating some of the strategies Mr. Ellis has taught them and they truly have helped calm him, which is invaluable useful life information. So, Thanks, Joe! :)
An LASD Parent/Guardian

For Mrs. Haupt  Mrs. Haupt brings ELA alive with her interesting story selections. I often hear about the characters in the stories her classes are reading, and the challenges they face. Her fun writing projects motivate my daughter to write, too!          
Kimberly Lusch - Employee

For Miss Grasso, Mr. Knappenberger, Mr. Snyder, Mrs. Decker, and Mr, Knappenberger  Thank you for your continued dedication to your students at LAMS. My son is having a successful first year at the Middle School thanks, in part, to each of you!!!   
Kimberly Lusch - Employee

For Mrs. Gandy Mrs. Gandy is one of the most compassionate, sweetest souls ever!!! She is beyond generous to her kiddos and goes above and beyond. She pays close attention to their different needs. We love Mrs. Gandy! :)      
An LASD Parent/Guardian

For Katy Decker    It is an honor working with Mrs. Decker! She is kind, caring and compassionate in working with her students and is a team player on the 6 Maroon team! Thank you, Katy, for all that you do.             
Jennifer Kunkel - Employee

For Kali Andrew Kali has been our rock for the entire school year and beyond. No words or special day could ever thank her enough for all that she has done to keep us moving forward. She is kind, patient and understanding to all of our students. Students and staff can always come to her with any issue and she will take care of it immediately. We are lucky in the high school to have her and she has been a pillar of strength during the pandemic.           
An LASD Employee

For Sharon Focht              I am grateful to get to work with Mrs. Focht each day! She is committed to always doing what is best for our students and truly cares about them academically and personally. Thank you, Sharon, for all that you do!        
Jennifer Kunkel - Employee

For Dennis Semmel         I have the privilege of working with Mr. Semmel each day as part of the 6 Maroon team. He is an excellent role model for out students and demonstrates care and concern for every person both academically and personally. Thank you, Denny, for all that you do!             
Jennifer Kunkel - Employee

For Jackie Ronemus        I have worked with Mrs. Ronemus for several years now. She supports students in my classes with caring and compassion while also holding them to a high standard and supporting them in their academic development. Thank you, Jackie. We would be lost without you!
Jennifer Kunkel - Employee

For Samantha Elias           Ms. Elias is ROCKING her first year as a Middle School School Counselor!                
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Cunfer and Mrs. Goldberg          We would like to recognize Mrs. Cunfer and Mrs. Goldberg for their tireless efforts to keep the Middle School building up and running! They are a tremendous asset to the Middle School team and we are lucky to have them!
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Hunsicker, Mrs. Porambo, Mrs. Schaffer              Throughout the year, our secretarial staff goes above and beyond to help our students, staff, and administration, as well as the parents in this district. They each are fantastic employees and always willing to help and go the extra mile to do their jobs.  As a teacher, I am extremely grateful for their hard work, dedication, and patience that they exemplify throughout the school year. They make my job easier and more efficient, and for that I am very grateful. They also do it with a smile :)                
An LASD Employee

For Allison Reinhardt      Mrs. Reinhardt is such an amazing soul! She has helped My Son and Elwood so much, that I can’t even put it all into words. He suffers with high anxiety, and had and still has issues from it, and She was such a blessing to Us through it all. Without Her, Elwood would have never made it this far. He is graduating in a few weeks, and We couldn’t have done this without Her! Such a blessing to Our Family!        
Lisa Reed - Parent

For Mrs. Stephanie Kulpa              Mrs. Kulpa has shown a constant positive attitude towards her schedule/students and staff. She has gone beyond and above to provide our students a music program for the entire school. Her personality is contagious and greatly appreciated by her fellow students and staff and parents. Her amazing organization of her classes and materials shows she cares about her students and will go above and beyond to make a positive day each day of the year. It is a pleasure for students/staff and parents to have here teaching at our Elementary Center. Thank you for everything you do for our students/staff and parents!    
An LASD Employee

For Mr. Ebbert  Mr. Ebbert has worked incredibly hard this school year to meet the needs of his students and staff. We recognize the long hours and hard work he has put in during his first year as Middle School Principal and we appreciate him for it!     
An LASD Employee

For  our Custodial Staff- Mr. Koehler, Mr. Hawk, and Mr. Hough  These gentleman are always willing to help us and go the extra mile. We are so lucky to have them!    
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. German              Mrs. German has been an awesome addition to the Middle School team and we cannot thank her enough for everything she does for the staff and students!  
An LASD Employee

For Carrie Kenny              We appreciate Mrs. Kenny and everything she does for our students and staff! <3             
An LASD Employee

For Lori Hawk, Melissa Hunsicker, Megan Repsher            With retirements and folks moving into different positions, secretarial staffing at the high school has been chaotic. Our secretaries are very instrumental individuals and work hard to meet the needs of the staff and students. Thank you for putting a smile on your face each day (even when you don't feel like it) and sharing your talents and skills. It may not be said often enough: We appreciate all you do!  
An LASD Employee

For Connie Ahner             Connie is a great asset to our District and I could not do what I do without her by my side!! <3               
Lori German - Employee

For Kali Andrew You are a great asset to our District and I love that I am part of our Nursing team! Love you!! <3 
Lori German - Employee

For Melissa Haydt            You are a great asset to our District and I love that I am part of our Nursing team! Love you!! <3          
Lori German - Employee

For Deana Blasiak             You are one of my favorite people in this District! I am so glad we had all these years of working together and am so appreciative of our friendship. "We came in together and we go out together!" Love you Blaze!! <3           
Lori German - Employee

For Paula Bonser              Mrs. Bonser works very hard to meet the needs of her students. She is always willing to go above and beyond for each and every one of them!        
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Strausberger    Mrs. Strausberger is an excellent teacher! She works very hard to make her lessons fun and meet the needs of her students!              
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Cunfer and Mrs. Goldberg          Despite many challenges and a huge work load, Mrs. Cunfer and Mrs. Goldberg always have smiles on their faces and work their tails off to make sure that our building stays afloat! I truly appreciate them and all they do for LAMS!!        
Kimberly Lusch - Employee

For Joe Zarelli     Mr. Zarelli has a special way of making his students feel welcome and accepted. He makes connections with kids that continue beyond the speech classroom. Thanks for making my 2 boys feel special.                
Tiffany Strausberger - Employee

For Sydney Zarelli             Mrs. Zarelli creates a welcoming atmosphere where kids learn and feel loved. She knows their needs and strengths and surrounds them with positive vibes. She continues to make an impact on them beyond the year in her classroom. Thank you for loving my 2 boys.           
Tiffany Strausberger - Employee/Parent

For Melissa Blocker         My daughter thinks you are the best teacher!!! 
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Strausberger    You rock Mrs. Strausberger! I hope you had a great year with me as your student, and I'm very glad to be in your class  
Eve Haupt - Student

For Justin Fritz, Paula Bonser, Suzie Cordes, Chrissy Brong              So grateful to work this Title journey with some awesome teachers! You all make me a better teacher!   
Kristen Rehrig - Employee

For Kelli Carpenter          Kelli always has a positive energy that spreads to all those she speaks with. She is kind, thoughtful, and always puts her students first. Kelli is helpful and always willing to take time out of her day to go above and beyond her duties.   
Joe Zarelli - Employee

For Linda Guy    Linda's generosity and kindness is contagious. She is a valuable employee and does so many things for our school, staff, and most importantly, our students. She is much appreciated!
An LASD Employee

For Bonnie Helmer          Bonnie is an integral part of our Title I staff here at the elementary center for 4th and 5th grade! She is so dependable and great to work with. We are so blessed to have her and so are her students!        
Justin Fritz - Employee

For Mrs. Gasker Mrs. Gasker is definitely one of the most helpful, hard-working and generous paras in the HS building. I witness her going above and beyond for the students and the teachers on a daily basis. She is also an excellent cupcake baker! I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Mrs. Gasker for all she does for the LAHS community!       
An LASD Employee

For Mrs. Scimeca and Mrs. Williams         I would love to thank Mrs. Scimeca and her student teacher Mrs. Williams for making my daughter's first year of school a blast. She absolutely adores both of these teachers. Their dedication certainly shines through in all they do. We appreciate you!!         
An LASD Parent/Guardian

For Mrs. Gerber and Mrs. Boyer I would like to thank Mrs. Gerber and Mrs. Boyer for making my son's 4th grade year great. They go above and beyond for their students every day and for that we would like to say thanks! We appreciate you!!    
An LASD Parent/Guardian

For All the faculty and staff at LAEC          I would love to thank the entire faculty and staff for their dedication to our kids. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into educating the kids and making great memories for them. We appreciate you!!              
An LASD Parent/Guardian

For Faculty and staff at the middle school              Shout out to the faculty and staff of LAMS. Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. Thanks for all the fun activities you did with the kids this year and thanks for going above and beyond for the students every day!! 
An LASD Parent/Guardian

For Mr. Schuler He is a very nice teacher who makes his math class fun  
Trevor Roth - Student

For Mrs. Jennifer Lorenz               Mrs. Lorenz has always been in my heart since I was her student. Though I've only known her for about 3-4 years, Some words of thought are deeply kept in my mind. She cared about all her students, and she had lifted my head when it had gotten to its lows. She had told me, "I'd like to see you in the newspaper for graduation" Something along the lines, and it's motivated me so much to do my best. There's much more I'd say that I love about her, but I'll leave it here. If she sees this, thank you so much for all you do in the LAEC community!     
Brook Tanasijczuk – Student