Mr. Otis Receives "Most Valuable Lion" Award

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Mr. Otis, who works for Interstate Solutions, has been named “Most Valuable Lion” for the month of December. Mr. Otis was nominated by several staff members. The staff who nominated him said:

While Mr. Otis is not technically "on staff," his actions are the epitome of those of a Riverwalk Academy staff member. Not only does he provide support in areas greater than "traditional custodial work," but his integrity is unmatched. Mr. Otis takes much pride in his work and he recognizes that a clean building has a positive impact on the overall climate of the school. Furthermore, he takes time to recognize staff, teams, and students when they have gone out of their way to "model the way" for others. Mr. Otis even came in on his day off work on several building-related items. He always has a smile on his face and his smile is contagious to the staff, students, and even the parents.

Another staff member said:

I strongly feel that Mr. Otis should receive this award because he is always so positive. He is so kind to both the students and the staff. I love that he never cringes at anything that he may see. My kids and I absolutely love and appreciate every single thing that he does for us. We can always count on him to take care of our trash before it fills up. We can also always count on him when our little ones have "accidents" and are in need of help to clean up the mess. I appreciate that he approaches every situation in a positive manner.

The committee who runs the Staff Member of the Month program felt so strong about this nomination, they created the special award to recognize Mr. Otis.

Congratulations Mr. Otis, you are #WhyRiverwalk

Ms. Mabey Named December Staff Member of the Month

 
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Ms. Mabey, student information coordinator, has been named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month for the month of December.  Ms. Mabey was nominated by a parent who said the following: 

My daughter has been struggling with the transition into Kindergarten. Most mornings I find myself carrying in a crying daughter who doesn't want to go to school. Mrs. Mabey has gone out of her way to help me get her into school to start her day. The compassion for her to go out of her way to help me as I struggle as a mom to drop of my baby crying and for her to sympathize with how my daughter is feeling and help her get a positive start to her day has meant so much to me. I feel so blessed to have my children attending a school that sees their students and has compassion and kindness towards them. Thanks so much

For being selected as the December Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Mabey will have her very own parking spot for the month.

Congratulations Ms. Mabey for being one of the reasons #WhyRiverwalk.

To nominate a staff member for this recognition, please do so by clicking here.

Ms. Bowman, September Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Leonia Bowman, second grade teacher, has been named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month for the month of September.  Ms. Bowman was nominated by a staff member who said the following: 

I think Ms. Bowman should be staff member of the month for being supportive. Ms. Bowman is always willing to lend a helping hand and often goes out of her way if she knows you need help. I have seen several new teachers come to Ms. Bowman for support and with a smile on her face she gives them guidance. Ms. Bowman has done a wonderful job welcoming her new teammates to the Riverwalk family.

For being selected as the September Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Bowman will have her very own parking spot for the month.

Congratulations Ms. Bowman for being one of the reasons #WhyRiverwalk.

To nominate a staff member for this recognition, please do so by clicking here.

Ms. Christman Named May Staff Member of the Month

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Ms. Mandy Christman, kindergarten teacher, has been named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month for the month of May.  Ms. Christman was nominated by a staff member who said the following: 

Mandy should have this award because she gives a 10 out of 10 every day. She pushes me and our students to be the best we can be. She is patient, kind, and she brings so much out of her students. Every day, no matter how she feels, she gives these kids a 10 out of 10 and it shows by how much they love her.

For being selected as the May Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Christman will have her very own parking spot for the month.

Congratulations Ms. Christman for being one of the reasons #WhyRiverwalk.

    Mr. Vo Named Staff Member of the Month

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    Mr. Vo has been named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month for the month of April.  Mr. Vo was nominated by two colleagues and three parents.  His nominators wrote:

    • Mr. Vo has instilled a love of math into my girls. He communicates on a consistent basis and treats my children with respect. He offers support when asked and never belittles.
    • Mr. Vo has been a wonderful addition to Riverwalk Academy. He is a teacher who can relate to the middle school learners. He is positive and has been wonderful communicating with patents about math assignments. My daughter really enjoys being in his class and has learned many of the standards for her grade level. I am honored to nominate Mr. Vo for teacher of the month.
    • My experience Is that he goes the extra mile to help his students. Offers help before and after school for those in need of help. Communicates and follow up when called upon. You can tell he has a passion for what he does.

    For being selected as the April Staff Member of the Month, Mr. Vo will have his very own parking spot for the month.

    Congratulations Mr. Vo! 

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