Do you know an eager, earnest, effective, efficient, encouraging enthusiastic paraprofessional/teacher team who every day endeavors to enrich their students’ lives? Please nominate this exceptional team from your region for a Paraprofessional/Teacher Instructional Team of the Year Award.
TERI FISK PARAPROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Do you know of a paraprofessional who is as dependable as Old Faithful? How about a paraprofessional who is as determined as Lewis and Clark? Or as brave as Sacajawea? Who is as inspiring as the Rocky Mountains or who has a heart as big as the Big Sky? Now is your chance to nominate this outstanding person for Paraprofessional of the Year from your region!
This award is given in memory of Teri Fisk. Teri was a dedicated paraprofessional at Grantsdale Elementary School in Hamilton School District for over fifteen years. She worked one-on-one with students, and conducted small reading intervention groups, but her true passion was supporting struggling students in math. She was an integral part of the school community–doing lice checks, baking for school and faculty dinners, taking tickets at games–and giving of herself every day to nurture kids and help them grow. Teri also worked diligently with the OPI State Paraprofessional Consortium through the years and was most proud of being part of the MEA-MFT PASS program and the state paraprofessional documentation of highly qualified status. The characteristics of a great para that were most important to Teri were:
Applying skills learned through professional learning.
Sharing those skills with others.
Being a positive, contributing member of the school community.