Golden Pride Award Winners
2014-2014 School Year
A hearty congratulation to our Golden Pride Award recipients who have been recognized by the American Falls School Board for "above and beyond" services to our district. They represent the professional and support staff that equal excellence for our students.
William Thomas Middle School teacher Maike Baumgart and
teacher assistant Jamie Clark were awarded the Golden Pride Award for “above
and beyond” service for the month of December during the regular board meeting
held on December 16, 2014
Maike Baumgart has been the ESL Teacher at William Thomas
Middle School for the past three years.
Her nominator wrote: Maike is a
little ball of fire! She is always busy
looking for the best way to teach the students and the best ways to organize
our team. She is invaluable to me and I
ask her opinion every day. Maike has a
world of specialized knowledge from her previous jobs and it has certainly
helped our team deal with problems and issues that have cropped up and which we
weren't prepared for but luckily she was!
She is aware of the laws and aware of the needs of children and aware of
where they can best get help outside the school as well as being aware of the
best ways for our team to handle the students' needs, both educational and
emotional. Maike keeps current on Common
Core and the Smarter Balanced and help the rest of the staff in making the
transition to those programs. She is fun
and she is funny and I have loved teaching with her! Maike works with our ESL students and does an
outstanding job with them. She does an
excellent job of testing and completing the mounds of paperwork.
Jamie Clark has worked as a teacher assistant at William
Thomas Middle School for six years. Her
nominator wrote: It has been fun to
see Jaime become more and more effective and dedicated in helping
students. She is an aide that follows instructions perfectly, and more
importantly, has learned to be self-directed, knowing what is needed without
having to be told. I have been extremely pleased to have her on our
staff, and know she will make a great teacher.
Jamie is willing to step up and offer her help regardless of
the situation. She's competent in the classroom and the kids really like her.
Jamie will help anyone with whatever they need, understands
the students and their needs, and can fill many roles in the school. If I need help, I know I can ask Jamie and
she will be there. She has a great attitude with the students and helps them
not only with their lessons but also with having a positive attitude.
Jaime is consistently reliable in everything that she
does. She is always willing to do ANYthing that is asked of her and is
one of the best aides I have had the pleasure of working with. She is a
go-getter and does not need to be asked to work; when she sees a need she will
step in and do her best to fulfill that need. In addition, she is
pleasant and fun to work with.
that Jamie comes to school Happy every day. I sometimes meet her in the
hall with a different assignment for the day. She NEVER complains just
does whatever is asked of her and does an excellent job at it.
Jamie also works with the after school program and the kids
Best of all is that Jamie is one of our own as she attended schools
here in American Falls.