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You Make a Difference

You Make A Difference / April 9, 2024

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. 

Cody Burnett, Grounds Maintenance
Operations Center

After a student’s car was caught in a snowdrift near Salina Stadium, Cody worked with Doug Stein to plow the snow from McAdams Street. While Cody regularly addresses school grounds needs, he went beyond his duties to ensure there was a safe way to get to school. Thank you, Cody, for making a difference!

Jan Henry, Paraprofessional
Schilling Elementary School

Jan is constantly working behind the scenes to support Schilling students and staff. During her time outside of work she helps with the PTO, Bingo Night and the Schilling Rummage Sale. Her support in and out of the classroom is much appreciated. Thank you, Jan, for making a difference!

Julie Falcon, Principal
Salina Virtual Innovation Academy

Julie has been the driving force in tailoring our virtual school to serve students in grades 6 through 12. Her leadership provided continuity and helped the school navigate program transitions. Her commitment and innovative approaches continue to elevate the virtual school services. Thank you, Julie, for making a difference!