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Submit an MPS Shines nomination

Each month of the school year, MPS will highlight staff members who have been nominated by their colleagues for a job well done. The nominations can come from anyone about any staff member, and the winners are determined by a random drawing.

We encourage nominations that highlight a strategic plan goal, when possible:

  • MPS Learns – Academic Achievement
  • MPS Supports – Student Well-Being
  • MPS Works – Effective Staff
  • MPS Together – Enhanced School and District Climate

One winner from each of these work categories will be picked each month:

  • Central Office and Support staff 
  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • ESPs
  • School staff

Prizes: MPS Shines coffee mug and a visit from Interim Superintendent Rochelle Cox.

September/October 2023 Winners

Eric Vandenberk -
Data scientist, Central Office

“Whenever I need data, Eric gets it to me immediately, which is so appreciated.  He is always so responsive and helpful, and if he doesn't know the answer, he will find it! If there was an award for the most responsive and dependable staff in MPS, Eric would get it!!” - Melissa Winship

Sarah Goldammer
English teacher, Anthony Middle School

“Sarah works with our advisory team at Anthony to ensure that all students and staff have access to the daily announcements, SEL and Team building content. She holds student and staff best interest at heart and is tireless in thinking of new and engaging material. Thanks for all you do, team!” -  Richelle Norton

Frank Williamson
STEM/CTE Special Education Assistant

“Frank greets everyone with a smile and a solution.  He regularly exceeds all expectations of his SEA role and has made himself invaluable to teachers and students in the CTE Tech Center.” - Paul Klym

Adan Ali
Assistant Principal, Southwest

“Consistently goes above and beyond with patience and heart.” - Teresa Rumppe

Willie Gibson
Custodian, Southwest

“Custodian that puts in the overtime and shows up everyday with a positive attitude and humble spirit. He is overworked and underpaid.” - Teresa Rumppe