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By Lana Hiskey

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Nebo School District has announced the winners of its October 2015 PEAK Awards. The PEAK (Positive Energy and Kindness) Awards are designed to focus on “raising the bar” on providing exceptional customer service. The awards are presented monthly to employees of Nebo School District who “really get it” when it comes to providing great customer service, which is turn results in positive impacts on everyone including students, parents, co-workers and members of the community.

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Faculty and staff members are nominated for PEAK Awards by anyone in the community through the Nebo School District website, www.nebo.edu/PEAK, wherein a special Customer Service link is provided. 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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The October 2015 PEAK Award Winners are:

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Rich Lowe, Custodian

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Taylor Elementary

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Nominated by: Frank Daybell

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“Rich keeps our school maintained. He has a clipboard in the faculty room that anyone with a need can write down, and he checks it several times throughout the day. Rich is easy to approach and drops anything he is doing to help out…. Rich makes it a point to know each individual student by name and their interests. He makes each student feel like they are his favorite…. He can talk to anyone and make them feel like they are the most important person. There is no one more loved at Taylor than Rich.”

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Lindi Lundell, Teacher

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Foothills Elementary

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Nominated by: Andria Lewis

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“Mrs. Lundell always goes above and beyond for her students, but recently she had a very difficult student that has never been successful at his previous schools. The student had never bonded with previous teachers or staff at his schools. Mrs. Lundell showed so much love and patience for this child, even as he hit, kicked, and screamed at her. She never lost her cool and never even talked ill of the child when he wasn’t around. Her intention was to learn as much as possible about him and to try everything…. She shows the perfect balance of love and discipline for this student and all her students.”

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Shane Fawson, Medical Fragile Unit

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Sierra Bonita Elementary

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Nominated by: Mike Larsen, Andy Wiley, Peggy Freek, Lindsey Pierce, Janna Slye

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“The sun shines just a little brighter at Sierra Bonita because of Shane Fawson and the positive energy and kindness he radiates. Shane was hired to work in Nebo after he graduated from Oakridge years ago. As a technician in Miss Freek’s medically fragile unit, Shane works hard and with compassion to challenge students to meet their physical goals…. He loves each student and knows them personally.”

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Staci Call, PE Technician

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Canyon Elementary

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Nominated by: Darlynn Menlove

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“Staci is the most amazing PE technician that I know! She goes the extra mile to get to know all the students in the school since she has each class for 40 minutes without many breaks! Staci even came to my class at recess to watch the students and memorize their names. My students ask every day when they can go to P.E. since they love it so much! Staci offered to come a half hour earlier in the day, on her own time, and take my class so that they wouldn’t miss PE.”

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Marianne Stevens, Technician

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Mapleton Junior High

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Nominated by: Martin Powell

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“Mrs. Stevens has assisted students in CTE during FLEX time for the last couple of years. She is has been assigned for one period once a week in a CTE class to support the curriculum and facility needs of the teacher and students. Her desire to be constantly engaged in service is so exceptional. Immediately upon her arrival, Mrs. Stevens is engaged in the needs of students and the teacher. She is resourceful in finding solutions to the processes of the facility and classroom.”

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Brenda Mikesell, Skill Building

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Barnett Elementary

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Nominated by: Gwen Spencer

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& Jack White

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“Brenda is always so willing to give an extra hand with students in our school who may be struggling with disruptive behavior. Students are always given an extra bit of encouragement and love when they are with Brenda. Students hear, ‘I know you can do it.’ Students can go to her room and feel unafraid and comfortable.”

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