December 11, 2017

Super Sub High Five Nominations

The Super Sub High Five Award is presented to substitute teachers who demonstrates outstanding customer service and a commitment and passion for education.  As we know, when a classroom teacher cannot be with their students, the show does not just stop.  The show must go on as the saying goes.  Great Falls Public Schools relies on substitute teachers who exemplify leadership, a passion for their work, a commitment to education and who are adaptable and flexible.  Great substitute teachers make it possible for our students to continue learning even in the absence of the regular classroom teacher. 
Most recently, Laura Detrick was recognized with this award.  Laura was nominated by Charlotte Marlowe-Brown from Great Falls High School.  Charlotte shared the following in her nomination of Laura:
Laura covered my life skills class between October 5 – 30, just 5 weeks into the new school year.  Laura masterfully managed the classroom including last minute schedule changes, students coming and going as they started their work experiences in the community, as well as teaching six (6) different classes to students with a wide range of academic, social, and behavioral needs.  Laura kept in close contact with me through email and occasional phone calls which made my return a smooth transition; no surprises.  Laura was professional and thorough and most importantly the students respected and worked for her.  It is very nerve racking to turn your classroom over for a day, much less several; I appreciated her flexibility and sincere desire to connect with kids.   

If you would like to nominate an outstanding substitute teacher for consideration of the Super Sub High Five Award, please complete the attached super sub nomination form and send your nomination to the Human Resources Department.  Should you have any questions please call the substitute coordinator at 268-6014. 

Safety Tips to Prevent Winter-Related Workplace Accidents


Safety Tips to Prevent Winter-Related Workplace Accidents
By~Corey Berghoefer | Jan 09, 2017
A strong safety culture extends to all seasons, even in winter when cold stress is common among outdoor workers.
This time of year, cold stress that can result in hypothermia or frostbite is a hazard of which employers must be aware, particularly if they have outdoor workers. With the right preparation and presence of mind, both employers and employees can prevent these injuries.
One of the most effective prevention techniques is adopting the attitude that safety is an area of responsibility for everyone in the organization – both the employer and workers. Companies must initiate and reinforce safety protocols and clearly spell out safety responsibilities and expectations.

Including your staff in all aspects of your safety plan – from hazard identification to problem solving – not only will encourage a strong safety culture within your organization, it also will allow for an open dialogue that leads to continuous improvement. This includes seasonal safety policies.

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