2016 Employees of the Year

Elkhart Community Schools recognizes that the success of our students depends on hundreds of supportive staff members, from paraprofessionals to technical support. It is in this recognition that we ask our employees to nominate coworkers who have gone above and beyond to help each other and students, toward our goal of providing the highest level of education. We proudly present this year’s Employee of the Year Award recipients and nominees.

Congratulations to Jackie O’Hara, who received the Elkhart Community Schools’ Certified Employee of the Year Award. Jackie is the Business Skills Specialist at the Elkhart Area Career Center. Jackie has developed into an indispensable part of the EACC team, whose role is to help prepare our students for college and career readiness. Jackie works with local business partners throughout Elkhart, helping build relationships and coordinating internships. These relationships and her professionalism have opened many doors for our students and staff. ECS is extremely proud to call Jackie O’Hara our Certified Employee of the Year.
Congratulations to Sarah Whitmer, who received the Elkhart Community Schools’ Classified Employee of the Year Award. Sarah is a Secretary at West Side Middle School, and has been with ESC for more than 32 years. Sarah is the first person to greet visitors as West Side, and always offers a warm welcome to our visitors. Sarah plays an instrumental role in the overall success of West Side Middle School by serving as a bridge between staff, students, parents and administration. She exemplifies excellence in every way, from her punctuality to her organization and patience. ECS is extremely proud to call Sarah Whitmer our Classified Employee of the Year.

 

2016 Classified Support Staff Employee of the Year Nominees


Sue Brazzell
Elkhart Area Career Center
Paraprofessional

Camelia Corona
Monger Elementary
Parent Support Coordinator

Michele Habic
Woodland Elementary
Secretary

Al Haynes
Elkhart Central High School
Paraprofessional

Susan Hunt
North Side Middle School
Paraprofessional

Pushpa King
Monger Elementary
Paraprofessional

Emily Lewandowski
Monger Elementary
Social Worker

Amy Replogle
Monger Elementary
Custodian

Jamie Rininger
Hawthorne Elementary
Social Worker

Chris Romanetz
Bristol Elementary
Secretary

Cathy Spry
Monger Elementary
Paraprofessional

Sarah Whitmer
West Side Middle School
Secretary

Jodie Wolschlager
Monger Elementary
Secretary

Julie Woodiwiss
Woodland Elementary
Secretary

2016 Certified Support Staff Employee of the Year Nominees


Jacalyn O’Hara
Business Education
Elkhart Area Career Center

Colleen Shook
Elkhart Memorial High School
Librarian