Staff Recognition - November
Posted on 12/18/2012
Each month, Lewis Central High School recognizes staff who demonstrate excellence as they perform their work at our school. Persons receiving this award have been nominated by their peers.
Brett Ford, a graduate of Lewis Central High School, teaches biology, anatomy, physical science and ecology classes. He is also sponsor of the Lewis Central Ecology Club. Before coming to Lewis Central he worked for Pottawattamie County Conservation as a park ranger at Hitchcock Nature Center and Narrows River Park for 12 years. This is what Mr. Ford's nominator had to say about him, " Brett attended AP training for biology this past summer and is currently working to meet the needs of advanced learners. He is working on submitting a proposal for content team on AP Biology in hopes that our school may offer another college credit science course to students. Brett is an amazing teacher who shares his passion for science with students. I have heard so many positive things from kids and how much they love his classes and how they feel challenged."
Karrie Hansen, a graduate of Lewis Central High School, is an associate assisting in the Connections to Graduation and Connections classes. This is what Karrie's nominators had to say about her, " Karrie maintains records of student data regarding Odyssey online classes and student progress toward earning online credit. On many occasions, Karrie has spent considerable effort to troubleshoot the Odyssey software so that our students are able to continue with their classes and so that the school is better able to organize the data records. Her demeanor toward students is both encouraging and firm. She has a way of making students comfortable while also pushing them toward the goal of earning credits and graduating on time. Karrie has been very helpful in the classroom because she is in touch with youth culture. She is very willing to keep the 'older' women in the room educated in this regard. Karrie assists in Connections to Graduation and Connections classes by meeting with students to review goals and to also discuss obstacles. Karrie supportively challenges students when they want to give up and when they reveal that they are contemplating poor social decisions such as using drugs or skipping school. Karrie is open to helping the school/students in new ways, such as Wednesday early out extra help sessions. Karrie aslo serves LC as the 9th grade volleball coach. In this role, she commits a great deal of time to teach skills and mentor these young ladies."