March 2020 Employees of the Month
GGUSD’s Employee of the Month program is designed to recognize employees who: put others first; go above and beyond to make a difference in their role; carry out each day with a positive attitude and strong work ethic and demonstrate innovation, leadership, and passion for their job.
Ryan joined the district in 2006 as a special education teacher at Gilbert Elementary. Since then, he has served as a special education teacher at Eisenhower, Special Education Program Supervisor, Assistant Principal at Patton and Bryant elementary schools, and as principal of Northcutt Elementary since 2018. Ryan was nominated for this recognition by a parent who said Ryan always has a positive attitude and is known as a problem solver. He makes time for everyone, helping parents, students, and staff to feel valued and respected. The school community appreciates his can-do attitude and the culture of respect that he helps foster! Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education Joli Armitage recently visited Northcutt Elementary School and was impressed that Ryan knew every student’s name, regularly checked in with students, and was brimming with positivity. She said it is evident Ryan loves his work and his school community! Ryan said he enjoys working with students, staff, and families in a supportive environment. He enjoys the opportunity to creatively problem solve and says he is constantly learning new ideas and skills to help students succeed.
Linda Ramos joined the district in 2014 as a Health Assistant for Fitz, Ralston and Jordan Intermediate. Since 2017, she has served as the Attendance Clerk at Fitz. She was nominated for this recognition by a teacher from Fitz, who said Linda goes above and beyond for all staff and students. She said, even when Linda was a part-time health clerk, you would not know it because she was always at Fitz, filling in wherever needed, demonstrating the attitude of a servant leader. Even now as the Attendance Clerk, Linda has done an amazing job ensuring attendance is completed accurately and promptly, and helping teachers whenever needed. She consistently helps with tasks that are above and beyond her role whether it’s training students how to use the copy machine or filling in for a community liaison during a parent meeting – she is always willing to help. The nominator said, “I can confidently say that my job as a teacher has been made easier thanks to her. Linda’s attitude toward our school and others sets her apart. She is positive, happy, and brings to life the Student Services Office as students and staff feel comfortable approaching her to help. No matter what she is doing, she has the most positive attitude and is always willing to assist. Linda said her favorite thing about her job is the opportunity to assist students, parents, teachers, and administrators, as well as collaborating with co-workers. She enjoys being kept on her toes and the opportunity to help the school across many areas.