COOL SPRING PRIMARY SCHOOL
Jenni Longest was selected by the staff at Cool Spring Primary school as the September Employee of the Month. Jenni goes above and beyond to support the staff and students daily. She works hard to plan various events for the staff to boost morale and keep everyone pepped up. Jenni goes above and beyond her duties daily. She always works collaboratively with the classroom teacher to prepare engaging and exciting lessons for her preschool students. She often gives up her planning time to support other classroom teachers around the building to prepare for their students.
ACQUINTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
The Acquintion Elementary School Employee of the Month for September is our third grade team leader, Mrs. Blair Swecker. As a third grade teacher and team leader, Mrs. Swecker successfully juggles many tasks and does so flawlessly. She always ensures that her team members are well informed and up to date and she serves as a voice for her colleges. In her classroom, she is magical and instruction truly comes alive.
Her colleagues have shared the following:
- Mrs. Swecker is a committed and dedicated teacher and leader. She comes in early. She stays late and has been an incredible leader through these new times. She has shown us what it's like to be a team player, a friend and an advocate for all of third grade.
The Acquinton Family is proud to honor Mrs. Swecker as the Employee of the Month for September.
HAMILTON-HOLMES MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Hamilton Holmes is proud to announce Jacy Atkins as the employee of the month for September 2020. Mrs. Atkins is a vital part of the Related Arts department who goes above and beyond to engage her students and foster their love for art. The students and faculty of Hamilton Holmes are fortunate for her positivity and leadership!
KING WILLIAM HIGH SCHOOL
This year our, "Be That One" initiative is focusing on "KWHS UNITED." Mr. Jones has been a team player at KWHS long before I became principal. I am grateful to have him lead not only our athletic department but model a team-first attitude each and every day. This has never been more evident than this year. His role as athletic director has been different than in years past. All of us are having to navigate new waters during this time. No one more so than Mr. Jones.
Mr. Jones has demonstrated the servant leadership that we all should aspire to emulate. He has stepped up to take the lead on the school safety side of facilities. He took on this role without even being asked. From washing the clothes used to clean rooms to setting up the gym, Mr. Jones is hard at work each day to help us be as safe as possible. He is a good role model for students and staff members. For those reasons and many more, I am proud to say Mr. Jones is our employee of the month.
SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES
The King William Food & Nutrition Program is proud to name Mrs. Stacie Viars as the Employee of the Month for September 2020, based out of the Cool Spring Primary School. Stacie recently accepted the position as School Nutrition manager at Cool Spring Primary, but has served as a full-time School Nutrition Staff member since October 2016. Previously, she served as School Nutrition Manager (2 years) and Full-Time School Nutrition staff member (3 months) in King & Queen County. Stacie is dedicated to learning all aspects of the manager’s position in the School Nutrition Department, as well as engaging in other learning opportunities. Her bright, bubbly personality contributes to a fun-filled, productive environment.
Stacie and her husband, Justin, are longtime residents of King & Queen County, residing there for 13 years. They have 3 children, Caden, 15, who attends King William High and is scheduled to graduate in 2022, Haley, 15, who attends King William High and is scheduled to graduate in 2022, and MaryKate, 11, who attends Hamilton Holmes Middle. Stacie is also the proud parent of a fur baby, Paisley, a 2 year old Maltese mix. Stacie has been employed with King William County Public Schools School Nutrition Department for 4 years. Stacie enjoys working in our School Nutrition Department because “I get to be a part of a wonderful team who loves seeing these kids every day as much as I do. We are one of the first people these kids see in the morning, and I love that we can try and make the start to their day a little brighter. It’s amazing how far a smile and little conversation will go to a child!”. In her spare time, Stacie enjoys watching movies with her children and husband and spending time at the river with all her family. Mrs. Stacie Viars is a valued member of the King William County Public Schools team and is a great asset to the School Nutrition Department. Her dedication to and enthusiasm for School Nutrition are what makes her a successful Manager. Her effort and hard work is greatly appreciated.
SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE
We are proud to announce Jason Bruffey as employee of the month. Jason works collaboratively with his colleagues to meet the needs of all teachers, staff, and students in the division Jason is a “forward thinker,” always striving to identify obstacles that could face our division. He identifies challenges, explores solutions, and empowers his team to do what is best for all stakeholders. He is commended for working diligently to make sure each school and department in the division meets with success. The technology team worked tirelessly, all summer and early fall, in order to prepare our students and staff for a virtual learning experience. He is always a step ahead of requests, researching and putting “his all,” into his job, every single day. We are thankful to have Jason Bruffey as part of our team.