Awarding educators for their good deeds

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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. The Scottsbluff Schools Foundation is recognizing educators and staff at Scottsbluff Public Schools for the work they do.

At Lincoln Heights, School Secretary Jennifer Galindo won the award. Galindo spends time before and after school helping students get ready for their day and homework. She also spends the summer rearranging and setting up classrooms. (Brian Sherrod, KNEP)

The Excellence in Education Award is given to these educators and staff that go above and beyond for their students and schools.

Many examples of good deeds include spending extra time with students and working extra hard on things that may not be in their job description.

At Lincoln Heights, School Secretary Jennifer Galindo won the award.

Galindo spends time before and after school helping students, helps them get ready for their day, helps with homework and spends the summer rearranging and setting up classrooms.

6th Grade Math Teacher Stacy Celli will receive the award at Bluffs Middle School, Freshman Academy Math Teacher Mandy Hadenfeldt at Scottsbluff High School and 5th Grade Teacher Jennifer Schwartz at Westmoor Elementary.

“I think it boosts morale all over,” said Alyssa Harvey, Director. “I think the community likes seeing this. It’s fun to be able to do this in front of students and in front of a building they know and love. They love the teacher or person that is receiving it.”

The Scottsbluff Schools Foundation accepts nominations throughout the year and anyone can nominate.

These winners are selected in October, January and April.