Ms. Mary Joy Dekker was the recipient of the PEAK Award (Positive Energy And Kindess) last week. This award is determined by nominations by individuals at the school or community. She recently received the Crystal Apple Award as well. What a week it’s been for her! Congratulations (again!)!
Nominated by: Adam Gull, Lynn Adams
“Mary Joy goes out of her way to provide service to her students and faculty. Recently, one of her former students who had left the district, returned to the school. This student had difficult behaviors and required extra attention by his teacher and members of the school team. Even though this student was technically no longer Mary Joy's ‘responsibility’, she has been instrumental in helping the team develop and implement a school-wide intervention to help him be successful. She took the time to summarize a massive amount of information and work about him when he was in her class, which in turn saved the school team a lot of time and energy. As part of that team, I was grateful for her invaluable assistance. She provides amazing service to her own students.”
“Mary Joy goes above and beyond the call of duty. She puts in overtime hours in her assignment as the DART representative. She makes learning fun by dressing in character when teaching specific reading strategies. She shows excitement in everything she does from teaching, assemblies, and dressing up for Halloween.”