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September 2020 Staff Member of the Month

North Platte Public Schools Foundation Awards Staff Member of the Month for September

Pictured: Kelli Sheets, NPPSD EL Coordinator; Lisa Fudge, Owner Prairie Friends and Flowers; Martela Marroquin, NPPS Paraprofessional for EL

The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public Schools kicked off NPPS Bulldog Staff Member of the month this week. We are excited to announce that we are honoring Mrs. Kelli Sheets for the month of September.” says Terri Burchell, Executive Director of the Foundation.  The staff person is chosen through nominations that are submitted by the district staff.  This is what Mrs. Vikki Carlson wrote in her nomination about Mrs. Sheets:

Mrs. Kelli Sheets is an above and beyond staff member! Kelli serves multiple roles in our district. First, Kelli is our EL Coordinator. She oversees the learning of all of our K-12 English Learner students. Our EL program serves over 100 students and 15+ languages. Her responsibilities as an EL coordinator include but are not limited to: reviewing all Home Language surveys when a student enrolls in the NPPSD, assessment to all of our EL students K-12 for appropriate services and general education learning… Second, Kelli serves as our elementary EL teacher in addition to serving as our EL coordinator! She serves all of our K-5 EL students in an instructional and educational setting ensuring that our students are receiving individualized English Learner services. Kelli even drives one of our district mini-buses between Jefferson and Washington so that she can bring students together from both of our designated EL elementary buildings and provide EL services in a culturally connected and engaging environment...I could list one hundred more tasks she does! If I could bottle up her energy and all of the aforementioned traits and sprinkle them around like pixie dust, I would! Kelli never complains...she never says a bad word about anyone...she has a heart of gold...she loves what she does...and most importantly...she loves her students unconditionally. Kelli is very deserving of this recognition!

This month the Foundation was the sponsor for the basket filled with special treats for Mrs. Sheets.  Prairie Friends and Flowers sponsored the floral arrangement.  Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year.