You Make a Difference

You Make A Difference / June 6, 2023

Staff members are nominated by colleagues to receive a You Make a Difference Award for their support of students and the mission of Salina Public Schools. Board of Education members surprise recipients during their workday with a lapel pin and a handwritten note. 

Ryan Stuart, Athletic Director
South High School

Ryan is known for keeping things uplifting and for his positivity. He organized active brain breaks for staff, fostering belonging and camaraderie. He creates relationships that cultivate respect and appreciation. He takes time to chat with students, who almost always have a smile on their face while they are speaking with him. Thank you for making a difference, Ryan!

Patricia Bandré, Reading Specialist
District Office

Patricia exudes genuine excitement and her love of learning and helping others learn. Her enthusiasm connects with teachers and benefits students. She builds relationships, delivers professional development, helps on-board new teachers and much more beyond her traditional duties. Thank you, Patricia, for making a difference!