Ms. Matlock Named September's Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Matlock

Ms. Matlock

Ms. Matlock, second grade teacher, is named Riverwalk Academy’s September’s Staff Member of the Month. Ms. Matlock was nominated a staff member who said the following about her:

Ms. Matlock has shown great passion for our school and students. Ms. Matlock spent several days out of her summer to create Riverwalk's first ever library. She has also spent a lot of her personal time researching best practices to implement in her classroom this year. Her students will achieve great things this year because of her continued dedication.

For being selected as the September 2019 Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Matlock will be given her own parking spot for the month and she’ll also be recognized during the September Board meeting..

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

If you’d like to nominate a staff member for staff member of the month, click here.



Ms. Wright Named May's Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Katie Wright

Ms. Katie Wright

Ms. Wright, elementary reading interventionist, was named Riverwalk Academy’s May’s Staff Member of the Month. Ms. Wright was nominated a staff member who said the following about her:

Katie is very passionate about her role as an interventionist. She loves meeting with her students and is always ready to deliver the instruction that best meets the needs of her students. She is supportive of her students and her colleagues. She is always willing to listen to and assist other teachers with interventions in any way that she can. She has worked hard to maintain open lines of communication with the teachers she works with and with many of the parents of the students she serves. She has true gift for intervention and has made a huge impact on all of her students this school year!! It has been a pleasure to work with her!!

For being selected as the May 2019 Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Wright will be given her own parking spot for the month and she’ll also be recognized during the May Board meeting..

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



Ms. Foster Named Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Foster, middle school history teacher, was named Riverwalk Academy’s April Staff Member of the Month. Ms. Foster was nominated several staff members who said the following about her:

  • Ms. Foster has jumped in with PBL this year and she has supported her students in thinking BIG for their projects. Ms. Foster’s first answer to her students' ideas is almost always "yes," even when sometimes it's going to mean a lot more work! Ms. Foster always gives her all to the students of Riverwalk- from PBL in the classroom to after school track. Ms. Foster has been an amazing addition to the Riverwalk community!

  • Ms. Foster is an incredible teacher! Throughout this year she cultivated relationships with her students which allow them to succeed in life beyond the classroom. Recently, Ms. Foster saw an interest her students had and ran with it. The result is an incredible lock-in PBL with real life meaning. Her passion, dedication, and drive are inspiring and something we should all aspire to!

For being selected as the April 2019 Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Foster will be given her own parking spot for the month and she’ll also be recognized during the April Board meeting..

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

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



Rivers the Lion Named April's Staff Member of the Month

Rivers the Lion FINALLY Gets Recognized

Rivers the Lion FINALLY Gets Recognized

Rivers the Lion was named Riverwalk Academy’s April Staff Member of the Month. Rivers was nominated by every student at Riverwalk Academy. The students said::

  • Forget Compton, Rivers for Head of School

  • I love Rivers, he’s the best.

  • Rivers for Staff Member of the Decade!!!

  • My vote is for Rivers!

For being selected as the April 2019 Staff Member of the Month, Rivers can park in any spot he chooses. He will also be given a Key to the School.

Congratulations Rivers for being one of the reasons #WhyRiverwalk.

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



Ms. Crimm Named February 2019 Staff Member of the Month

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Ms. Crimm, 3rd grade teaching assistant, has been named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month for the month of February.  Ms. Crimm was nominated by a staff member who said the following:

Mrs. Crimm is a super hero helping to support everyone in the elementary school. She comes in with a positive attitude ready to serve wherever she is needed. Because of her, she makes our school successful. I love that she is a kind, friendly and supportive. No matter what, she always greets people with a smile and shows everyone respect. She is someone I admire and grateful that I know.

For being selected as the February Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Crimm will have her very own parking spot for the month and will be recognized publicly during the February Board meeting.

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

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


Ms. Griffith Named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month

Ms. Griffith, art teacher, has been named Riverwalk Academy Staff Member of the Month for the month of January.  Ms. Griffith was nominated by several staff members who said the following:

Mrs. Griffith is always willing to help others. She is passionate about helping students create beautiful pieces of artwork to hang around our school to display and also showcasing it in the online portfolios. She spends countless hours preparing things for students , filing artwork, preparing for the art show in the Spring or having students make pieces for the winter showcase and also the rock garden outside at the flag poles. Her passion shines through each piece of artwork and painting she does at the school whether it be a mural or individual piece from a student. It’s a pleasure to see all that she helps students express through their art.

Ms. Griffith is a wonderful art teacher. She is enthusiastic and loves what she does. Her lessons are fun and my student's enjoy going to her class.

For being selected as the January Staff Member of the Month, Ms. Griffith will have her very own parking spot for the month and will be recognized publicly during the January Board meeting.

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

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

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.