Kayla Simmons, March Champion of the Month, is a second grade teacher at Elkin Elementary School. Kayla Simmons loves her job! She strives to not only educate her students but works to foster a lover of learning. She differentiates her lessons and activities to meet her students where they are to intervene and enrich. Kayla loves and nurtures her students. She communicates with parents frequently in many ways. She supports her students at school as well as showing an interest in their lives outside of school. Her organization makes her classroom run effectively and efficiently. She contributes times, ideas, and shares her talents with her colleagues. Kayla is reflective and is always looking ahead with a positive attitude.
John Altemueller, April Champion of the Month, is the Maintenance Director for Elkin City Schools. John is always an excellent leader bus especially during Covid-19. He takes his responsibilities very seriously. Often there are many things he does behind the scenes and people do not even know about it. He doesn't request recognition, because he is an humble man who gives daily. Someone recently said, "John Altemueller works smarter than most people and always works hard!"
Kerri Mullis, May Champion of the Month, is the School Guidance Counselor at Elkin High School. Kerri goes above and beyond NO MATTER the circumstance. She is hosting one-on-one class registration meetings with students, something typically done with groups at school. She has made herself available to students late in the evenings when she knows they are awake, even though she has four boys at home! She is planning for next year in the midst of so much uncertainty this year. Further, she is still hosting counseling sessions and girls' group counseling virtually. She puts students' needs first more than almost anyone I know and has a true counselors's heart.
These "Champions" of the Month received a movie ticket to Starmount Crossing Cinema V, certificate, a goody pack from Horace Mann and balloons. During the month of June their photo will be displayed on the ECS digital sign and on the website.
Elkin City Schools thanks you for your excellent service to students, staff and community.