December 2022 Nebo PEAK Award Winners

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December 2022 PEAK Award Winners
Amanda Shepherd, Facilitator, Sierra Bonita Elementary, Nominated by: Kendra McPherson, Ash Nielsen, Garrett Andersen
RaNae Baxter, Secretary, Spring Lake Elementary, Nominated by: Coral Lee Finlay & Angela Youd
Clint Cornwall, Title I Coordinator, Taylor Elementary, Nominated by: Taylor Elementary Staff
Shavon Mousser, Teacher, Sage Creek Elementary, Nominated by: Mike Johnson
Amber Gull, Teacher, Park View Elementary, Nominated by: Shanna Walker
Brad Taylor, Bus Driver, Transportation, Nominated by: April Rockwood & Marilee Brooks

December 2022 Nebo PEAK Award Winners

Nebo School District wants to showcase our Positive Energy and Kind employees. PEAK Awards are nominated by patrons and recognized by the Superintendent Staff and Nebo School Board of Education. The award is administered by the Communications and Community Relations Department. 

Amanda Shepherd, Facilitator, Sierra Bonita Elementary
Nominated by: Kendra McPherson, Ash Nielsen, Garrett Andersen

“Amanda is absolutely incredible in every way possible! She is a source of never-ending support to our interns and new teachers, is an excellent source for ideas, remains incredibly humble and teachable, and can ALWAYS be found with a smile on her face and a cheery greeting. Amanda has an unmatched love for education and educators. She is the light and joy of our school. Staff, parents, and students alike all LOVE Mrs. Shepherd!”

RaNae Baxter, Secretary, Spring Lake Elementary
Nominated by: Coral Lee Finlay & Angela Youd

“ReNae is attentive to the needs of students and teachers and is a gift to our school. She is funny, friendly, and a positive representation of our school. ReNae is a problem solver and is an invaluable asset to many parents and staff. She is not only capable and efficient, but she speaks Spanish fluently and can speak to families in their language making them feel comfortable and valued. ReNae has a heart of gold and makes every person that walks into the office feel welcome, heard, and helped. She always takes time for whatever we need! She really is the BEST!”

Clint Cornwall, Title I Coordinator, Taylor Elementary
Nominated by: Taylor Elementary Staff

“Clint Cornwall is an outstanding example of leadership. He believes in the people he works with and constantly works to serve everyone in the building. Clint is humble and is always ready to listen without judgement. We can go to him with any question or problem, and he will help us troubleshoot the issue or just listen and give advice. He is positive and cheerful and so good at what he does! Plus, he is a scheduling guru! We are so lucky to have him at Taylor!”

“Clint is a natural leader. He has the qualities to effectively lead both students and staff. When I go to Clint with a question or concern, he listens, understands, and tries to help. Whether it is help with a difficult student situation, or we just need help with our computer, Clint is willing to help us out.”

“No task is too big or too small for Clint. I don’t have to seek him out when I have a question because he is constantly checking in, and every question I have is met with respect and resourcefulness. As a new teacher, I can’t tell you how good it feels to have that level of support, and it isn’t just me. I see him helping students, parents, and staff everyday, and he does it with patience and a smile.”

“Clint is a giver. He is always there to help any staff member in need of support, regardless of how personally busy or overwhelmed he may be at the time. Beyond helping in professional ways, Clint spreads positivity and light amongst the staff and culture of Taylor Elementary. He is a genuine friend and mentor to all, and Taylor would not be the same without him!”

“Clint is always happy. You can hear it in his voice and see it in his face, even when he is under pressure or stressed. We love his response of ‘It’s fine, everything is fine.’ That is his attitude no matter what. He does everything he can to make schedules work, and he has a lot of schedules he is working with. He makes himself available for all of the technology needs we have, often at a moment's notice. He is such a valuable part of our school community and culture.”

“Clint never sits down. His willingness to do anything for anyone at any time is legendary at Taylor. From modeling lessons, to dealing with student behaviors, to rewiring a chrome cart, Clint has truly done it all and more. He is approachable, full of ideas, and his slight Dr. Pepper addiction keeps him upbeat and positive. Because Clint is bilingual, he is the ‘go-to guy’ for many of our clientele. He is such a vast source of information, professionalism, love, and safety for many of our families at Taylor.” 

Shavon Mousser, Teacher, Sage Creek Elementary
Nominated by: Mike Johnson

“When we walk into Mrs. Mousser's kindergarten classroom, we see the most amazing things happening. Students are engaged, happy, and excited to be in school. Shavon is a huge part of the positive culture at Sage Creek Elementary and makes the school one of the best places to learn and work. Mrs. Mousser finds ways to continue to bring learning and the community together. She recently created a fourth-grade science club that she runs on her own time after school to facilitate the love of science and discovery for our upper grade students. Shavon works on committees to bring fun to our faculty and finds ways to just brighten our day. Mrs. Mousser makes a difference to our school, our community, and most importantly to her kindergarten students. We love Mrs. Mousser!”

Amber Gull, Teacher, Park View Elementary
Nominated by: Shanna Walker

“Amber is an excellent example of a teacher who keeps current on research-based best practices and then implements those practices into her teaching. She is completely data driven for student success. She cares about each child making progress, and she digs deeply to find what exactly might be keeping a child from being successful. She stays positive, even when put into difficult situations. Throughout her years of service, she has mentored many teachers on her teams and in the school to have this same drive for continuous improvement. Our school is a better place because Amber Gull strives continually to improve her own practice, she cares deeply about the success of all students, and she loves to help others become successful. Amber has become such a valuable resource at our school, and our entire schools relies on her example and expertise.”

Brad Taylor, Bus Driver, Transportation
Nominated by: April Rockwood & Marilee Brooks

“Mr. Taylor has been my kid’s bus driver for years, and they love him! He is kind and personable and has just a great relationship with the kids. They joke around together and they love it. I love knowing my kids have Brad looking out for them on the bus. We applaud his patience and good humor!”

This initiative is designed to focus on "raising the bar" on providing exceptional customer service, both internally and externally. A key component of this initiative is the development of the PEAK Award. The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Award is presented monthly to someone in the Nebo School District who "really gets it" when it comes to providing exceptional customer service, which in turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

Who Gets Nominated?
Faculty and staff members are nominated by anyone in the community through the Nebo School District website, wherein a special Customer Service link is provided. The directions as to how to nominate an employee for the PEAK Awards are clearly spelled out on the site. All nominations must include information on how the individual has provided exceptional customer service, as well as how the employee's actions impacted the nominator's overall perception of Nebo School District Schools. The name and contact information of the nominator must be included.

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By Lana Hiskey