Staff member of the month - Ms. Brittany Payne

NPPS Foundation Recognizes Staff Member of the Month

North Platte Public School Foundation and North Platte Public School District is honored to announce Ms. Brittany Payne as the November Bulldog Staff Person.

Brittany Payne is a preschool teacher at Jefferson Elementary.  She has been with the District for three years.  Brittany received several nominations because of her positive energy, dedication to her students and passion for teaching. Some excerpts from a few of the nominations:

“I love working with Brittany. She is always so upbeat and positive.  Her energy is also evident in her classroom as her students just light up when they see her.  She goes the extra mile and always finds ways to engage the students…” Elizabeth Buhlke, Administrative Assistant Jefferson Elementary

“Brittany is a team player and works well with all of our staff.  The relationship with her para Amy Rimpley, is based on positivity and honesty and where an amazing team is created. Brittany reaches out to others in our building to gather ideas and get insight into how to make the preschool program the best experience possible to prepare her kids for Kindergarten.”  Colleen Hodges, Teacher Jefferson Elementary

“Her “why” is seeing those kids grow emotionally, academically and socially! As a previous Kindergarten teacher, I know she prepares them for the next year.  I am proud to have her as my colleague and friend.  She is meant to be a teacher and should be celebrated.” Robyn Younghans, Teacher Jefferson Elementary

“She does a great job of communicating with staff and families about what her students are learning in the classroom now as well as upcoming events.  If there are any issues she addresses them right away and gets a solution.” Heather Van Velson, Jefferson Elementary

"Thank you to the sponsors of this program who are Prairie Friends and Flowers for the floral arrangement and HUB International, Tanner Pettera for the gift basket.   These items were presented to Brittany Payne in recognition of her outstanding service as a Jefferson Elementary preschool teacher at NPPSD", added Terri Burchell, Executive Director NPPSF.

The North Platte Public Schools Foundation facilitates the Staff Member of the Month program.   Nominations are received from principals and staff and are presented monthly throughout the school year.  Interested business sponsors are encouraged to contact the North Platte Public Schools Foundation at 308-696-3325.