1/31/2020: To Jesse Smith, Thanks for being so collaborative and working so hard to provide our students with awesome learning opportunities. It’s so great to celebrate success with our kiddos!” -Jaime Nelson

1/31/2020: To Randy Palmer, “Dee is an awesome pod partner! She is sweet and kind and always has the student’s best interest at heart!! I love when we have team adventures with Dee and the gang” -Beverly Buehrig

1/31/2020: To Dawn Mealing, “Dawn is a great organized team leader. She keeps everything super positive and goes above and beyond getting us all the materials we need to have a great year for the students!!! Love my team leader!!” -Beverly Buehrig

1/31/2020: To First Grade Team, “You ladies are wonderful and are such joys to work with! Thank you for all your hard work, I appreciate each of you so very much!” -Victoria Randolph

1/31/2020: To Second Grade Team, “Thank you ladies for being so flexible and always putting your students first! It is a joy to work with you!” Victoria Randolph

1/31/2020: To Jennifer Harris, “Giving Mr. Maes chocolate before resource!” -Zachary Maes

1/31/2020: To Beverly Buehrig, “Mrs. Buehrig and Mrs. Mealing invited our team for a pizza night. We had so much fun! Thanks for being an awesome team! #1stGradeRocks” -Brittany Buckley

1/31/2020: To Toni Baptiste and Sam Bowman, “Thank you for preparing our students for the vocabulary parade! The students enjoyed it and had a great time! Thanks for being leaders of our pack :)” -Sherry Vasquez

1/31/2020: To Amy Glauber, “Thank you, Amy, for always having my back since day 1! You are the best neighbor!”- Bailey Swager

1/31/2020: To Sabrina Faniel, “Thank you for spreading SUNSHINE and planning our Super Bowl party! Thank you to everyone who participated and brought in delicious goodies to eat!”- Zoie Griffiths

1/31/2020: To Katie Swiss, “Katie, you are the best ESE teacher I have ever worked with before (not a hyperbole). Thank you for your professionalism, tireless effort, and caring personality. I am lucky to have been placed with you!”- Bailey Swager

1/31/2020: To Ingrid Doctsch, “Thank you so much for all your help, for your commitment to your ESOL students and your positive attitude!! I am blessed to be working with you!!!” -Micki Field

1/31/2020: To Katherine Price, “Thank you for your awesome work ethic and dedication to excellence in your work. I am amazed at your care and concern for the ESOL student. It is such a blessing working with you!!!!” -Micki Field

1/31/2020: To Rachel Smith, “Rachel Smith has been covering teacher responsibilities for both her room and Mr. Buehrig’s room while he is out on medical leave. She is doing an incredible job keeping up with IEP’s, lesson plans, progress reports, meetings and communicating with parents and staff. We appreciate everything she is doing to ensure all students receive the services they need. Thank you, Ms. Smith!!!”- Evelyn Stover

1/31/2020: To Deborah Schremmer, “I am so grateful to Deb for helping me navigate 8th grade students and curriculum. She is my guardian angel”- Kim Gallagher

1/31/2020: To Bailey Swager, “I would like to thank Ms. Swager for being such a great team player! Planning is always fun and she is constantly sharing her ideas and resources with me. I appreciate all that she does every day for me and our students”- Deborah Schremmer

1/22/2020: To Admin Team, “THANK YOU for making the 12 days of Christmas so much fun. The treat week and mystery elves were so festive and community building”- Kelsey Corrigan

1/22/2020: To Melissa Osborn, “What doesn’t she do?! Everything she’s done to help keep Ruck’s class covered, for making sure I have keys for my classroom when I lose them or forget them, puts in special requests for a sub, and so much more… but I especially loved the elf hunt… she was so busy but was able to mix things up and have fun”- Kelsey Corrigan

1/22/2020: To Kelly Avilla: “Thank you isn’t enough for how you’ve stepped up and taught or planned lessons for Mrs. Ruck’s classes while she’s been out. It was so helpful for us all and I am so grateful for your team work and sacrifices this month”- Kelsey Corrigan

1/22/2020: To Jen Skurnick, “Mrs. Skurnick went above and beyond to reward students for their Sunshine State Standards check ins. She has been working with middle school to engage and motivate them to read for fun”- Kelsey Corrigan

12/11/2019: To Mr. Scott, “Mr. Scott is always so friendly and welcoming in the halls. I love running into him around campus! Thanks for being such a positive light!”- Lauren Alvarez

11/15/2019: To Daphline Joseph, “This is a huge thank you to Daphline for covering my class yesterday afternoon when I had to leave for a doctor’s appointment!!”- Zoie Griffiths

11/8/2019: To Laurie Madden, “Watching Laurie take care of a very sick child on a recent field trip was touching and a great reminder of why we all got into this field. She took care of the child like he was her own, all while keeping the field trip on track and maintaining a smile”

11/7/2019: To Kelly Kirk, “I went to the Halloween volleyball game and was so impressed by the great sportsmanship displayed by the girls on all three teams. The way they celebrate their teammates success & encourage them when things don’t go their way was refreshing & inspiring. Thank you for being such a positive role model for our middle school girls!”- Lauren Alvarez

10/31/2019: To Ms. Rivas, Ms. Griffiths, Ms. Small, and Mr. Scott, “We would like to give them a HUGE shout-out for being so FLEXIBLE with their schedule and allowing the SEL survey to be taken during their classes!”- Stephanie DeVries and Kelly Avilla

10/18/2019: To Carly Branning, Thank you so much for helping with sub plans and collecting money for Tallahassee while I was out. You ROCK!”- Lauren Kappler

10/11/2019:To Sam Bowman, “Thank you for always having a smile in the hall when our classes pass each other… it’s refreshing to see it. ‘A warm smile is the universal language for kindness.’”- Kelsey Corrigan

10/11/2019: To Dawn Miller, “Thank you for always being so kind in all of our interactions.  Your positive presence is refreshing!”- Jesse Smith

10/11/2019: To Stephanie Devries, “Thank you for always being willing to listen and help me grow!”- Jesse Smith

10/4/2019: To Wendi Todd, “Thank you for always being ready to take action and doing so efficiently. I know if I need something done, I can always go to you!”- Jesse Smith

10/3/2019: To Mary Voorhees, “Mary has shown me how to set up and monitor my class using Canvas. I could not have succeeded using this program without her help. Thanks Mary!”- Kim Gallagher

10/3/2019: To Mary Moreira, “Thank you Mary for being such an awesome 8th grade Team Leader! You are so efficient and always thinking even when I know you think you are not. You are doing a great job! I look forward to your smile in the morning and I love having you as my neighbor.”- Deborah Schremmer

10/3/2019: To Jessica McLaughlin, “Mrs. McLaughlin is always trying to find new ways to teach her 7th grade students how to enhance their essays. For this I thank her because her students always come to me prepared for the next step in writing. She is a team player and I can always count on her to make me laugh and smile. Gotta love her!”- Deborah Schremmer

10/3/2019: To Barbara Mackie-Solberg and Courtney Kline, “Thank you for always giving me practical advice about teaching and life in general. Don’t know where I would be without you two!”- Jesse Smith

10/2/2019: To Deborah Schremmer, “Deb has been incredibly helpful during my first few months here at WGK8! She is so kind, understanding, and patient. She is always willing to help me whenever, wherever – no questions asked! I am so grateful to have been paired with her as my counterpart in 8th grade Language Arts. I sincerely thank you, Deb, for your help, consideration, and for always sharing a kind smile!”- Bailey Swager

10/2/2019: To Abrams, Madden, Kaste, “They continually teach hands-on Science lessons!”- Courtney Kline

10/1/2019: To Lauren Alvarez, “Thank you for being an amazing team leader and math partner! You make it easy for me to come to work because we work so good together!”- Barbara Mackie-Solberg

10/1/2019: To David Nash, “being a “tree lover” and carrying buckets of water out to the tree in the front area :-)”- Janet Brewi

10/1/2019: To Deborah Schremmer, “Thank you for the support and suggestions for managing our more lively students :)”- Carly Branning

10/1/2019: To Mary Moreira, Lauren Kappler, “Thank you for all of your help and collaboration on content, working with the students and learning the ways of WG K-8, I look forward to our meetings every 4th hour monitoring the hallway :)”- Carly Branning

10/1/2019: To Sean Lynch, Monique Rivas, Jessica McLaughlin, “Thank you for being so supportive, answering all of my West Gate questions and making me feel welcome!! :)”- Carly Branning

9/30/2019: To Emily Ruck, “thank you for being you. I know I need a lot of help in third grade and math, and you are always open to assisting me. My experience in a new grade wouldn’t be the same without your support”- Kelsey Corrigan