American Falls Intermediate School staff was highlighted for the Golden Pride
Award during the regular board meeting March18, 2014. Nominated were fourth grade teacher Michelle
Anderson and custodian Jona Winder.
Anderson has been a teacher in the American Falls School District for the past
13 years. Her nominators wrote: Mrs. Anderson is a valuable asset not only to
our school, but our school district as well. She works hard within our school
to make sure each of her students succeeds and encourages each student to
always be their best.
Anderson’s influence reaches out into the community as well. She works hard to
teach the youth of our community to serve each other no matter your age. She is
intricately involved in programs that raise scholarship funds that are awarded
to students in our community so that may continue on with their education and
go to college.
Anderson is an amazing example of a teacher whose influence extends far and
wide throughout not only the school that she teaches within, but the community
in which these young minds thrive.
above and beyond as she enthusiastically accepts and tries new strategies and
structures in her classroom. She is willing to share ideas with the rest of her
co-workers that she feels will expand our student’s horizons and is openly
accepting of others ideas and criticism.
Anderson is an overall exceptional teacher who should be proud of all that she
does for AFIS.
Anderson has taken the lead in our Student Store - purchasing, supplying, and
organizing the "merchandise" that the students can buy with their
positive tickets. She shops on her own time for items the students may
enjoy. With help from other teachers,
she runs the store monthly. She even begins each month with supplying all of
the teachers with the colored tickets of the month.
Anderson's encouraging smile and attitude have created a positive atmosphere
for success as the students spend their tickets. For her time and dedication to this project,
I nominate Michelle Anderson for the Golden Pride Award.
Winder has been the custodian for the American Falls Intermediate School for
the past 7 years. Her nominator
wrote: Jona not only works hard to keep
our buildings clean, she works as a member of our school team and is an
advocate for our students. Even though
being a custodian is not a glamorous job, Jona meets our staff and students
with a positive comment and smile each day.
She goes out of her way to notice a child who is lonely or sad and
offers a hug or encouragement to brighten his/her day.
Jona is truly concerned about the people
around her and tries through her actions and attitude to make our school a
better place for students, teachers, and patrons.