You Make a Difference

You Make A Difference / March 21, 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. 

Andrea Young, Counselor
Central High School

In addition to full-time counselor responsibilities, Andrea stepped up to ensure student progress details such as enrollment, transcripts and classes were maintained perfectly during a transition in leadership at Salina Virtual Innovation Academy. Her grace, determination and patience were amazing. Thank you for making difference, Andrea!

Chrystal Garman, Para Educator
Stewart Elementary School

In charge of a morning tutoring program for iREADY math, Chrystal shows up early in order to be ready for more than 30 students. Her commitment to the students is evident in the personal connections she builds that results in their hard work and academic gains including a jump in scores. Thank you, Chrystal, for making a difference!

Alyssa Crowther, Virtual Teacher
Salina Virtual Innovation Academy

During a leadership transition, Alyssa accepted the extra responsibility of learning the administrative side of the instructional delivery platform used at Salina Virtual Innovation Academy. She successfully enrolled all students in their courses, updated and added new data. Thank you, Alyssa for your patience, grace and for making a difference!

Logan McDowell, Grade 3 Teacher
Sunset Elementary School

Logan plans and leads Sunset’s character education assemblies each month. His leadership is greatly appreciated and his surprises such as doing flips, being silly or leading songs is greatly anticipated by the students. Thank you, Logan, for making a difference at Sunset!