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Three Marshalltown Schools staff members receive Employee of the Quarter awards


The three Employee of the Quarter winners for the second quarter from Marshalltown Schools include, from left, Gary Mertens from Marshalltown High School, Bruce Lawrence from Lenihan Intermediate School and Heidi Williams from Woodbury Elementary School.

Three employees of the Marshalltown Community School District received Employee of the Quarter awards for the second quarter of the school year recently.


Bruce Lawrence

Recipient Bruce Lawrence is the teacher librarian at Lenihan Intermediate School.“Bruce continually communicates with staff regarding technology updates and best practices,” said Lenihan teacher Joan Furjanic, who nominated Lawrence for the award as did fellow teacher Deb Moore. “Whether he is assisting a student with a Chromebook issue or helping find an interesting book, Bruce is always available and approachable to students.”




Gary Mertens

Recipient Gary Mertens works in the Academic Support Center at MHS and was nominated for the award by Eric Weeden.
“Gary always has the best interest of the students he works with,” Weeden said. “Gary has exceptional passion for his position and has worked with many challenging students that have had success because of his commitment.”




Heidi Williams

Recipient Heidi Williams is counselor at Woodbury Elementary School. She is extremely dedicated to her students and was nominated for the award by teacher Katie Hilby.
“Heidi puts students’ needs at the forefront of every single thing that she does,” Hilby said. “She has a great way of turning almost any situation into something positive, which has a huge impact on the culture of our school.”