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MPS Shines: January Winners

MPS Shines: January Winners

Each month of the school year, MPS will highlight staff members who have been nominated by their colleagues for a job well done. The nominations can come from anyone about any staff member, and the winners are determined by a random drawing.

One winner from each of these work categories will be picked each month:

  • Central Office and Support staff 
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • ESPs
  • School staff

Ali Artan
Financial Systems Analyst

"Ali has been excellent in customer support. With the Finance team he bonds very well, understands the issue patiently and tries to solve as quickly as possible. Most of the issues are data related which he communicates very nicely. 

Someone in the department wrote an email saying ""you are awesome and always great to deal with, especially since you have people continually walking up to your desk and sending emails. You are appreciated and have such a great working demeanor. Thanks for always collaborating and striving towards getting to the bottom of issues!"" - Syed Yaseen

Meryt Watkins-Wright
Special Education Assistant, Washburn High School

“Meryt shows a great deal of care and support for her students. She communicates with teachers and follows up to make sure students have the best learning environment and more importantly, are doing well socially and emotionally.” - Justin Timm

Julie Gerth
Lake Harriet Lower Elementary School Secretary

“Julie creates a welcoming environment as current and prospective families enter our building. She provides support to our staff, students and families--always going above and beyond the expectations. Her love and commitment to our school shines every day!” - Angie Ness

Heather Lynch
Nellie Stone Johnson Teacher

“Heather is the epitome of a team player. She is a highly productive teammate and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Saying our NSJ family community is lucky to have her is an understatement.” - Emily Renner

Christine Sanguinet
Longfellow High School Principal

“Ms. Christine is our Assistant Principal and she is constantly student centered in how she moves through every part of her day.  Ms. Christine approaches each student and staff with positive energy, enthusiasm, care and concern. Her passion and heart shows with each and every student and adult she interacts with. She loves each of our students and they know it. When staff get lost in the shuffle of a busy or stressful moment - Ms. Christine is the first person to help ground staff. She is constantly acknowledging what we are doing well and is great at guiding someone when something doesn't go quite right. Christine is always willing to teach or connect someone with opportunities to grow. She is a fantastic leader. 

Thank you for being you Ms. Christine!" - Melissa Becker

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