Sept. 20, 2023 -- The theme across the CH-UH School District this year is Believe. In that spirit, each month CH-UH is recognizing employees who go above and beyond to inspire one another to "believe" and create a culture of excellence in our district.
For September, 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--and the nominees were then voted upon by a staff committee.
The honorees will be recognized at the Board of Education regular meeting on Tuesday, October 3.
BOE/Bus Depot/Millikin: Jamar Butler
Jamar always goes above and beyond to help the district and others. He's also friendly and pleasant when you interact with him. I'm nominating Jamar because I saw him diligently cutting the grass at the BOE after 4:30 p.m. on the Friday before Labor Day. Most people would have prioritized starting the extended weekend, but not Jamar. Jamar, thanks for going above and beyond to make sure the district looks nice!
Boulevard: Joi Curry
Mrs. Curry is the most amazing person I know. She is my go to person with most situations. She is always willing to help and has an amazing relationship with students, staff and families. The students know that she truly cares about them academically as well as personally. Mrs. Curry BELIEVES in us and knows that Boulevard is Number 1!
Canterbury: Darlene Bolden
Ms. Bolden has been one of the most welcoming staff members since beginning teaching at Canterbury. This is my first year at CH-UH so I was in over the summer setting up my room. She has been so encouraging and uplifting. She compliments my classroom, how I have taken on a challenging room, and brightens my day.
Delisle/TVA/IT: Karen LaBoda
Karen is always happy to help no matter how many times I call her. She's also always has an answer to my question, whatever it is, even if it she is just directing me to someone else who can answer my question. I know I can count on her.
Fairfax: Dr. Andrea Walker
Our new principal has come in and made a great change at Fairfax. Andrea Walker is confident, self-assured, intelligent, logical, equitable, and overall a kind and dedicated individual. We are so lucky to have her leading our school to greatness!
Gearity: Sean Sullivan
I am recommending Sean for his dedication to our STEM program. He has dealt with health issues but still gives 100% to make sure our students receive a quality STEM education. He is willing to partner with the Natural History Museum, bring in guest speakers, and implement innovative programming. He also has led our Student Council, giving Gearity students a voice in our school program.
Heights High: Taylor Smith
Taylor has been a vital part of the reason that the high school has gotten off to such a good start this year. He is a wealth of knowledge and always willing to jump in and lead the charge. He is always willing to teach and lend a helping hand whenever he can. I appreciate his willingness to help others around him and go above and beyond to ensure that the job gets done.
Monticello: Leslie Garrett
Ms. Garrett has stepped in to lead one of our 7th grade Individuals & Societies class to start the school year. She has taken this responsibility on while still meeting her district responsibilities as an IB Coordinator. Her efforts have enabled our students to begin the school year in a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. She has also stepped up to lead our 7th grade team as Team Leader this school year. Her committee to our students is an example to us all!
Noble: Britney Graham
Britney helps to create a culture of warmth and inclusiveness for all members of our Noble Family; staff, students, and families. She is willing to step in and do what ever is needed, whenever it is needed. Britney creates opportunities for students to feel successful and ensures that she treats everyone with respect and dignity. We'd be lost at Noble without her!
Oxford: Toni White
Toni has made a seamless transition into her new role as Assistant Principal at Oxford Elementary School. She has made connections with staff and students. She has quickly become an important member of the Oxford community.
Rox El: Jennifer Musgrave
Besides being a role-model of a Kindergarten teacher with her engaging lessons and focus on student development, she made her new colleague feel welcomed and supported. Jen also is a member of the IB Leadership team, the BLT, and is a co-Union representative of Roxboro. We are so lucky to have her in our building!
Rox Mid: Joshua Luton
Mr. Luton is the glue that binds together the long-time staff in the building and the new faces and leadership that have arrived this year. Mr. Luton has jumped in on everything from day one. He worked all summer to support Ms. Sharpe in ensuring that we had a full staff to open the year. He comes in everyday with a smile, and a heart to love kids and support adults. He works tirelessly to ensure that we are creating a welcoming environment where students can learn unhindered.
Read about our previous honorees here