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CH-UH Recognizes Tiger Team Members of the Month for May
May 31, 2024 -- 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 May, CH-UH is honoring 12 people/groups 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, June 4.

BOE/Bus Depot/Millikin: Nancy Peppler 
As the Supervisor of Community & School Partnerships, Nancy has established relationships with organizations that have provided truly life-changing services to our kids. The most recent example is Vision to Learn, which is getting much-needed glasses to our students. When she got the word that the Governor would be visiting Oxford in just a few days' time to see this work in action, she immediately organized the team to make it happen. I am proud of the work that she does for Tiger Nation!
Boulevard: Dr. John Clay
Highly respected Dr. John Clay greets all staff and students with a smile and kind words. No student or staff goes unnoticed. When there is a behavior issue with students, Dr. Clay uses it as an opportunity for a learning experience rather than a means of punishment. Students and staff love Dr. Clay and the peacefulness and respect he has instilled here at Boulevard. Thank you, Dr. Clay.

Canterbury: Ben Colas
Mr. Colas has worked non-stop since he started his internship this school year at Canterbury. His positive attitude is contagious, and his dedication to the students and staff is unparalleled. We have been very fortunate to have Mr. Colas on our team this year!

Delisle/TVA/IT: Jeronica Bell
As the leader of the registration department, Jeronica is thoughtful, organized, and visionary. She has brought enrollment processes up to speed with the latest technologies and the needs of families, which is no easy feat in our ever-changing world. The registration department is the first impression that many families receive of the district, and she works hard to ensure it's welcoming and efficient.

Fairfax: Lauren Houk & Kristen Kephart
These two individuals have put an incredible amount of time and energy to make our One School, One Book literary experience amazing. From the materials to the schedule, they have created and facilitated engaging opportunities that are centered around reading that include the entire school, families, and members of the community. Lauren and Kristen have lead the charge of an outstanding learning experience that has motivated and engaged many people. I appreciate their efforts, as they have created an inclusive and connected event for our learning community. Teamwork makes the dream work.

Gearity: Lisa Husain
Lisa is an invaluable part of the CH-UH community and of the gifted team.She embodies the true heart of CH-UH which is "to always do what is best for kids." She works both tirelessly and effortlessly in her role to enrich students via the district's P.E.T.S. programming. 

Heights High: Sobhi Awadallah
Mr. Awadallah is dedicated to supporting the emotional needs of all of his students while providing them with quality education. He takes the time to build meaningful relationships with his students and makes all of his students feel welcome, heard, and cared for. 

Monticello: Patience Giboney 
She has been a great addition to our Monti staff. She goes the extra mile to make sure everything is going smoothly! Her bright and optimistic personality is NEEDED for our building and students!

Noble: Erik Rozsa
Erik has been a phenomenal help as not only an instructional coach, but also as a Noble Pride superstar! He boosts the morale and energy of Noble with his daily, impressive, fun, and stellar Morning Show videos that the whole school loves to watch. The Morning Show connects the entire school into putting forth positive energy towards fulfilling Noble's Big Four rules. As an instructional coach, I am very grateful he comes in to observe and then provide me with optimal feedback. He does that for many teachers and his effort is inspiring and hope-giving. Thank you, Erik, for helping everyone believe in the power they have to make positive change!

Oxford: Sabrina Ollie
Sabrina has been a part of the fabric of Oxford Elementary for many years. She's been a parent, a lunch teacher, a lunch room supervisor, and is now our Community Learning Center Organizer. She makes such a great impact on the lives of our students. This year alone, she has helped facilitate the Vision to Learn program at Oxford, providing almost 1/3 of our population with much needed glasses. She has welcomed families into Oxford each month with engaging Fantastic Friday events. She has also supported our staff by bringing in Trauma Informed care professional development. She is such an amazing resource for our staff, students, and families. 

Rox El: Gillian Cox
Mrs. Cox has proven to be a lifeline to Roxboro Elementary. She truly has tapped into the pulse of the building in the past two years. As the building substitute, she knows all of the children and adults, and she is sensitive to the needs of our most at risk students, without judgment. I have watched some of our more challenging students transform into students seeking success. I wish I could list some of the individual stories of her ability to take children under her wing, and have you witness the transformation that takes place. Mrs. Cox is a blessing to Roxboro Elementary's students and staff.

Rox Mid: Margaret Friedman
Margaret has been at Roxboro for nearly 30 years! In that time, she has impacted the lives of countless CH-UH students. I have worked with her for 26 years and I witnessed daily her caring and positive attitude toward her students. Margaret is also a wonderful teammate and can always be counted on for support and help!