Meet Jenny Heath, Linda Knape, and Jenny VanDaele-Coury, the May 2017 recipients of the STAFF OF THE MONTH AWARD.
These staff members have played a critical role this year in continuing to support science initiatives in Lenawee County.
Jenny Heath has played a vital role in assuring Project Lead The Way (PLTW) has stayed strong for local educators and students. In March, Jenny led the countywide VEX Robotics competition at Siena Heights University. Her organization and enthusiasm paid off as another successful Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) event for students in Lenawee County.
Linda Knape took the lead for the Science Olympiad event this year. Linda has a contagious enthusiasm and passion for science and the impact on our youth. Under Linda’s leadership, she assured that teachers and students had another solid season preparing for and competing at the Science Olympiad.
Jenny VanDaele-Coury worked this year with Mark Kramer of Anderson Development alongside local and CTE science teachers to establish the Chemistry Network. This network serves as a model for others to demonstrate the value of local business/industry working with local educators to improve instructional practices for students.
Between the three of them, Lenawee County students and staff are in good hands. The LISD looks forward to more solid science opportunities in the future from Jenny, Jenny and Linda.