School District Employee of the Month—Brent Grote
Brent Grote, long-time 3rd grade teacher at Malad Elementary School, was honored as the Oneida School District “Employee of the Month” at the Oneida School Board meeting on Tuesday, March 21. Principal Sarah McIntyre read the following letter in support of Brent’s honor:
“[Brent Grote] is a very dedicated teacher. He is a valuable part of the team and is dependable and always supports his colleagues. He takes on additional duties like recycling paper or taking the trash out for the lunchroom to help those around him. He completes the many tasks assigned to a teacher to the best of his ability and with a positive attitude.
“One of Brent’s biggest strengths is his ability to build productive relationships with his students. He is patient and looks for lessons and strategies to engage his students and help them be their best self. He puts forth the extra effort to ensure that ALL students are successful. An example of this is how he reads with students before and after school. . . .He always puts the students first and exemplifies what an outstanding employee is.”
In recognition of the honor, Brent received a copy of the “Starfish” poem, a restaurant gift card and a plaque that will be displayed in the District Office for the next month.