Sheryl Thompson, Reading Aide at West Magnet Elementary School, was named Monday as the November recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District.
Citizens Bank and the School District initiated the “Above & Beyond” program in 2012 to recognize school staff members for exceptional service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district. Anyone employed by the District may be nominated by their peers.
Each month’s recipient is selected from the nominations and announced at a School Board meeting. The award includes a certificate from the Board, and a $25 gift card and 20-ounce Yeti tumbler from Citizens Bank.
The nominations for Mrs. Thompson all referenced her willingness to jump in and help. Some of their comments included:
- “ ‘All hands on deck’ is a phrase to describe Sheryl Thompson. She is willing to do whatever it takes to make west the very best place for our students and teachers.”
- “Sheryl is extremely dedicated to improving the chances of success for every student.”
- “Sheryl wears many hats at West: Small group specialist, working endlessly with our 2nd graders, making sure they can read at or above grade level; master gardener, volunteering her own time to take care of our outdoor classroom; cafeteria queen during breakfast and lunch; and willing worker, always looking to make every aspect of West even better.”
- “We love our Mrs. Thompson. She makes West the Best!”