Rikard, Steele and Davis named district standouts at MCS Institute Working day – The Madison Record

MADISON – Element honors day, section previous-minute checklist and element pep rally, Institute Working day 2021 convened all personnel in Madison Town Faculties to promote an optimistic start out of the 2021-2022 school calendar year.

MCS staff collected in two classes in James Clemens Significant Faculty Auditorium. MCS Superintendent Dr. Ed Nichols and Madison Board of Education and learning associates led the meetings on July 28 — one particular week just before the return of pupils to the classroom on Aug. 4.

“Institute Day is the once-a-year all-arms assembly of college and district staff the place services awards are provided, district teacher and employees customers of the yr are introduced, and the superintendent and an inspirational speaker” chat to the audience, MCS Public Relations Manager John S. Peck mentioned.

“Dr. Nichols billed staff members to really like their college students and rejoice the giftedness in just about every of them,” Peck said. “Dr. Nichols still left employees with this imagined about dealing with difficulties in daily life: ‘How typically do we walk with our heads down, on the lookout at the dust and lacking the beauty? Seem up. Really do not pass up the splendor.’”

On phase with Nichols, a prolonged line of college students stood shoulder-to-shoulder driving him. The youth reflected “the diversity of MCS, which has family members representing 86 different languages as their indigenous tongue,” Peck claimed.

School board Vice President Luis Ferrer reminded MCS employees that learners “come from all more than the globe and the United States and are living in Madison. Numerous who go below pick MCS for the reason that of its name as a best undertaking school district.”

“Today, we figure out your excellence. We not only are lucky but are blessed to have you,” Ferrer mentioned.

Keynote Speaker was Patrick Henry Hughes, a talented musician, performer and community speaker. A native of Louisville, Ky., Hughes conquered lifelong blindness and physical disabilities to turn out to be a prosperous skilled. (patrickhenryhughes.com)

From all her colleagues on Madison’s elementary faculty campuses, Kiley Rikard at Mill Creek Elementary School was named “Elementary Teacher of The Year” for the district. Kristen Steele from James Clemens acquired the difference of “Secondary Trainer of the Yr.” Bonnie Davis, a registered nurse who is effective as process supervisor for college nurses, was honored as “Staff Member of the Year.”

In a different gathering, MCS principals and assistant principals met for two times throughout the week of July 19 at Burritt on the Mountain. At this conference, administrators reviewed logistics and processes, alongside with some brainstorming about approaches to better provide all college students, Peck claimed.

Their discussion bundled concepts for safety, special education, transportation, instruction and other topics.