Four exemplary Marshalltown CSD staff members have been recognized with an Employee of the Quarter award for the First Quarter of 2022-23. The honorees include:
- Nivath Baccam – Marshalltown High School 10-month secretary
- Sierra Ferneau – Hoglan Elementary paraeducator
- Brad Rahmiller – Marshalltown High School government teacher
- Jocelyn Schmidt – Anson Elementary fourth grade teacher
All four were nominated by their peers for their dedication to student success, positivity with peers, and for going above and beyond in their respective roles.
“Nivath seeks to ensure staff, students, parents and community members feel welcomed when coming to the main office at MHS – she greets them joy in her voice and a smile in her eyes,” said MHS Principal Jacque Wyant, who nominated Baccam. “It is hard to keep having a bad day after interacting with Nivath.”
At Hoglan Elementary, Sierra Ferneau regularly goes the extra mile to serve students and is an excellent collaborator with special education teacher Sara Nichols, who nominated Ferneau for the first quarter award.
“[Ferneau] knows students’ abilities and does a great job helping me find ways to include them in the lessons that are appropriate for their abilities.” Nichols said.
MHS government teacher Brad Rahmiller was commended for his ability to successfully engage students in class lessons. Rahmiller was also praised for supporting his fellow teachers.
“In my experience as a new teacher, Brad is always willing to lend a hand,” said MHS social studies teacher KayLeigh Behounek, who joined fellow teachers Alex Abbe and Aaron Benscoter in nominating Rahmiller. “The projects and assignments [Rahmiller] creates cater toward all students.”
Anson fourth grade teacher Jocelyn Schmidt goes out of her way to find creative ways to meet her students’ needs. Anson Instructional Coach Jennifer Nelson said she nominated Schmidt for doing an excellent job of collaborating with her students and fellow staff members.
“Jocelyn sets students up to be leaders and gives them the space to be responsible for their own learning,” Nelson said. “It is evident that students feel they belong in their classroom.”
Congratulations to these four incredible school staff members!