KES Shining Stars

Kelsey Best

"Kelsey consistently goes above and beyond with a positive attitude and a desire to help. Thank you, Kelsey!"

- Kelsey Best

Sara Cameron

"We are truly lucky to have Sara as our Elementary School Counselor. She is an advocate for students in all areas of learning and has been instrumental in bringing 'Character Strong' into the classroom. It is evident in everything that she does that she really cares for students, families & staff."

- Sara Cameron, KES Counselor

Allison Anderson

"Allison has modified her teaching in profound ways and transformed her classroom to accommodate the physical space her class resides in. Teaching in the commons has presented a myriad of challenges and she has conquered them amazingly."

- Allison Anderson, KES Teacher

Lilly Wigen

"Lilly is a beautiful example of how to work with our Social/Emotional students and with assisting Life Skills with some of their students. I have witnessed her work with two students this year who have made great strides -- not only in making it through their day, but they are now prospering."

- Lilly Wigen, KES Paraeducator

Nancy Madsen

"Nancy is a wonderful asset to the KES team. She cares deeply for the students, families and staff that she works with on a daily basis. She has a positive attitude, strong work ethic, infectious laugh and kind heart."

- Nancy Madsen, KES Special Education Teacher

Julie Lee, KES Attendance Secretary

"Julie is new in our attendance secretary role and has quickly become proficient in all that it entails. She helps ensure that records are accurate, students and staff are served with a smile, and helps the office run smoothly."

- Julie Lee, Attendance Secretary

Billina Dolezal

"As our dean of students, Billina works with our staff and students in a variety of ways. Recently, she helped KES spearhead holiday support efforts, which meant dozens of children and their families had a wonderful holiday where they might otherwise have had none."

- Billina Dolezal, KSD Dean of Students

Courtney Geier, KES Nurse

"To be new in her position... during the days of COVID! She is doing a great job of assisting students on a daily basis while juggling the demands of tracking symptomatic students and staff and fielding all sorts of questions about COVID-19 and the 'what-ifs' and 'what-nows.'"

- Courtney Geier, KSD Nurse

Carey Sweyer

"Carey has jumped into the role of Head Secretary and is managing all of the pieces that go along with it. She helped facilitate a successful move-in and is very pleasant to all students, staff and parents."

- Carey Sweyer, Head Secretary

Custodial team

"It is easily forgotten that there is a whole group of individuals who work tirelessly to make sure that our schools are safe and ready for use every single day. It's important to recognize their efforts that so often go unnoticed."

- KSD Custodial Team