Student learning would not be possible without the help of extraordinary staff members throughout Granite School District.
Don’t hesitate to nominate those individuals who make a difference in the lives of students and employees every day.
Here are a few examples of some our Great Granite Staff from last year:
Cottonwood High attendance secretary Betty Kresser was nominated by a group of students who left comment cards praising her daily service. Here’s a sample of what the students had to say:
“Betty, thank you so much for everything you do for the school! You are so nice all of the time. I really appreciate everything you do!”
“Betty! You are seriously so amazing and Cottonwood wouldn’t be the same without you! Thank you for always being at games and stuff!”
Cheryl Boynton at West Lake Jr. High is a terrific Granite School District employee.
Cheryl is a financial secretary, and her daily perseverance is an inspiration to teachers and students at the school. Here’s what French teacher Ruth Merrill had to say about Cheryl:
“Cheryl does her best to be helpful to all the teachers and staff that rely on her to keep track of the finances. She is always willing to do what she can to accommodate our needs and make our jobs easier to do. She understands that we don’t always know what we need in a manner that makes it convenient for her, yet she is always willing to do what she can to support us.”
“She has a great sense of humor, which helps with the stressful aspects of junior high in general and dealing with the money in particular. She truly understands that her position is services oriented and she does her best to serve.”
The year was 2013. The day was Friday, January 11. It was a day when a blanket of fluffy white snow fell over the Salt Lake Valley; and it was a day when two Granite employees gave extraordinary service.
That morning, Bennion Elementary was short a custodian to help clear the snow for students, teachers and patrons.
-Cue general maintenance mechanics Robert Westbrook & Laurence Visser.
With smiles on their faces Westbrook and Visser went to work getting the school ready for the day. Here’s how Bethany Johnson, a social worker at Bennion, described the scene:
“They came out on their own because they knew we’d need help. They came and worked in running shoes, they plowed with machines they had never used before, they shoveled, they salted, they mopped the floors, they set up lunch tables….”
“And they did all this cheerfully. They were nothing short of amazing.”
“If Larry and Rob had not been there to help us, who knows what would have happened.”
Way to go Robert and Laurence!!! When I was in a school, angels like yourselves came occasionally to rescue me. I know you made a difference for that school.