The Watertown School District held a special ceremony Friday afternoon to recognize the hard work of district employees and award the certified and classified employees of the year.  The ceremony was held virtually from Garfield elementary and live-streamed to other staff members at the DD Miller auditorium.  Dr. Jeff Danielsen started with the classified employees, the nominees of the year included:

Kim Crandall, Paraprofessional from Lincoln Elementary

Kelsey Hansen, Paraprofessional from Garfield Elementary

Doug Herr, Bus Driver for the District

Shari Jacobson – Head Custodian at McKinley Elementary

Casey Kurkosky– Head Custodian at McKinley Elementary

Mary Meyer – Food Service Production Service Manager at the Watertown High School

Randy Middleton – Head Custodian at Jefferson Elementary

Sara Singrey – Custodian and Food Service at Roosevelt Elementary

Mary Tesch –Paraprofessional at Mellette Elementary

Teya Turbes – Nutrition Services Manager at Watertown Intermediate School

Dr. Danielsen announced the winners in the Classified Employee category…..

Danielson said Shari Jacobsen’s top priority is a safe, clean and healthy school…..

Teya Turbes was then recognized for her work at the Watertown Intermediate School……

Dr. Danielsen then announced the nominees for the Certified Employee of the Year:

Tori Borns – Special Education at Mellette Elementary

JJ Clendenin – 5th Grade Teacher at the Watertown Intermediate School

Stephanie Cole – Mathematics Teacher at the Watertown High School

Ann DeSpiegler – Interventionist at McKinley Elementary

David Ingalls– Social Study/Geography Teacher at the Watertown Middle School

Katie McLaughlin – 3rd Grade Teacher at Jefferson Elementary

Kayla Mohling – Elementary School Nurse for Lincoln, Mellette, Roosevelt and Garfield Elementary Schools

Kelsey Popham – Counselor at Roosevelt Elementary

Bobbi Jo Soupier – Transition Coordinator for the 18-21 Year Old Program at Garfield

Dr. Danielsen then announced the 2022 Certified Employee of the Year…..

Moling has been a nurse in the Watertown School District for the last 23 years and was recognized for her dedication to both the students and staff in the district…..

The school district holds the annual awards ceremony each January to recognize the work of the employees in the district.  Congratulations to all of the nominees and award winners in the Watertown School District this year!