Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District

CH-UH Recognizes Tiger Team Members of the Month for November

Tiger Team Members of the Month - November 2018Nov. 30, 2018 -- The CH-UH City School District strives for “A Culture of Excellence” in every aspect of the organization. At the heart of this pursuit of excellence are the 900+ employees in the district. In that spirit, each month CH-UH recognizes those employees who go above and beyond on behalf of our students and our school community. 

For November, CH-UH is honoring 12 people as the Tiger Team Members of the Month. Each honoree was nominated by a colleague--and in some instances multiple colleagues--for their dedicated service to the district. 

The honorees will be recognized at the CH-UH Board of Education regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. Read about last month’s honorees.

The “Tiger Team Member of the Month” program began in October 2017, and the district recognized 12 staff members per month through this past May. Over the course of the 2017-2018 school year, the district received 337 total nominations from staff. Read about our 2017-2018 honorees.

Tiger Team Members of the Month - November 2018:

Karen BattleHeights High School
Karen Battle, Intervention Specialist
“Coach Battle goes above and beyond each day for all of her students. Whether she's on the court or instructing in the classroom she has a captive audience of engaged students. She develops positive relationships with ALL students which shows through her student's interactions with her. CH-UH is lucky to have her!”

Denise ThompsonDelisle Options Center
Denise Thompson, English Teacher
“Denise Thompson is the not only a brilliant English teacher, but she is also an incredibly caring person. Every student who enters her classroom is welcomed and made to feel special. She is consistent, approachable, and sets high standards for all. As a colleague, Denise is thoughtful and has a great sense of humor. She has been a member of the Options staff since the program began eight years ago, and we owe so much of what we have become to her contributions.”

Angelique TroyMonticello at Heights Middle School
Angelique Troy, Art Teacher
“Angelique strives to make sure that all students, no matter their level of skill, feel successful and creative. Angelique uses a variety of websites to share her student's artwork with their parents, friends, and other relatives. This has allowed parents the unique opportunity to purchase items such as t-shirts with their student's artwork on them. She is always looking for interesting methods of delivering lessons and ways to collaborate. The students are lucky to have such a devoted art teacher.”

Tristan CarrierRoxboro at Heights Middle School
Tristan Carrier, Intervention Specialist
“Tristan Carrier is a wonderful teammate, patient teacher, and hard-working professional who can be counted on to lend support to the teachers and students he works with. He is a tremendous advocate for his students and for all educators in the building. “

Danielle CaminoBoulevard Elementary
Danielle Camino, Art Teacher
“Danielle is new to our district and building and has stepped into her role as art teacher like a CHAMP! Artwork from every grade level is gracing the walls and halls here at Boulevard and they bring pride and joy to students, staff, and parents alike. Danielle brought to our school her gift of artistry which she so patiently and lovingly shares with our students. Through her instruction, our students are able to create beautiful pieces of art that are captivating and admired by everyone!”

Erica WigtonCanterbury Elementary
Dr. Erica Wigton, Principal
“Erica is a very effective leader. She always makes sure every staff member is recognized when they do something positive for the students and/or the school. She is a very smart and thoughtful person. The children, parents, and staff respect her as a principal and a friend. Thank you, Dr. Wigton, for creating such a wonderful atmosphere to work in!”

Nancy MacDonaldFairfax Elementary
Nancy MacDonald, Instructional Coach
“Nancy McDonald is a true team player. This year she is getting used to a new position but still finds time to help and look out not only for students but for her fellow teachers. She will hear about a need and quietly fill it. She encourages her colleagues with small gifts to pick up their day. She has made it her mission to take a lead raising money for project Make A Wish in Cleveland Heights. All this is done with a caring attitude and pleasant disposition.  It is a pleasure to work with her. She deserves the Tiger Team Member of the Month--she shows what it truly means.”

Brianne MerrillGearity PD Elementary
Brianne Merrill, Intervention Specialist
“Mrs. Merrill is a talented, loving, patient, and goal-driven educator who embraces and encourages the potential of all learners.  She works with colleagues throughout the building, offering resources, strategies, and support. She is always smiling and filled with reassurance. As a co-teacher, her flexibility and creativity benefit all students and staff. We are very fortunate to work with such a dedicated professional.”

Monique WorshipNoble Elementary
Monique Worship, Administrative Assistant
“Ms. Worship is always so helpful and upbeat. Ms. Worship always has the most pleasant demeanor no matter how busy she is or how busy the office becomes. She handles the office like a pro. She is always on top of it. She has many jobs with deadlines, and you never know when she is under pressure. Noble is lucky to have her, and we administrative assistants are lucky to have her as part of our district team!”

Kim HansenOxford Elementary
Kim Hansen, Physical Education Teacher
“Coach Hansen is our awesome PE teacher, who greets every class with a smile. Coach was used to working with high school students and quickly learned that little ones require some different teaching methods. She observed in classrooms to get ideas and created a fun reward system for classes to meet certain goals in PE class. Coach even looks for "Super Students" who remain a mystery until the end of class. Students are successful because they know the expectations and are motivated to participate and show good sportsmanship. Coach Hansen has been a wonderful addition to our staff!”

Jennifer Musgrave-PostmaRoxboro Elementary
Jennifer Musgrave-Postma, Kindergarten Teacher
“Jennifer is one of the most reflective colleagues with whom I've worked. She is constantly evaluating her work with kids, how she can create positive contributions to her work with other staff members, and engages her students in such a caring and fun way.  Her students are lucky to be in her classroom, and they are getting a great start to their education in her Kindergarten class!”

Julianna Johnston SenturiaBoard of Education/Bus Depot/Millikin
Julianna Senturia, Heights Schools Foundation Executive Director
“Julianna has done an amazing job leading the Heights Schools Foundation into a new era--an era that incorporates philanthropy and including the families we serve today. Her 'outside-of-the-box' thinking has spearheaded several new and exciting programs to our district, all with an eye on supporting the Strategic Plan and linking the new and the old fabric of Tiger Nation stronger, bigger and closer together.”

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