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The Hamilton High Five program is a way for you to salute any Hamilton School District employee who goes above and beyond what is expected. Whether you are a parent impressed with that special touch your child’s teacher added to a moment or an employee who thinks your co-worker doesn’t often hear about the great job they are doing, you can send a High Five. Anyone can nominate any Hamilton School District employee. Besides employees getting a High Five certificate telling them why they are appreciated, others will know as well.

  • The superintendent, School Board and the employee’s supervisor will see your High Five.
  • High Five recipients will be listed on Hamilton Matters employee intranet and the district website.

The best part? It’s really easy. Click here to send a Hamilton High Five.


Below are the latest Hamilton High Five recipients. Take a look at previous recipients.

Terry Krause, Templeton Middle school counselor, was nominated by a co-worker:

8 White would like to nominate Terry Krause for a HIGH FIVE! Terry quickly jumped in to help our team plan an exciting day of team building after our field trip to Camp Minikani was cancelled. He took the time to put together the team building activities and then spent time explaining them to both us and our parent chaperones. He even took charge in helping us keep the flow of the activities going. Thank you, Terry!! We couldn’t have pulled if off without you!

Zack Beckman, Templeton Middle special education teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Zack has guided our department to make some changes in the way we look at data. Thank you for taking the lead with the assessments and screeners.

Madi Fech, Templeton Middle special services paraprofessional, was nominated by a co-worker:

Madi is new to TMS, but you sure wouldn’t know it. She is a valuable member of our department. Thank you for assisting the students (and staff) with the shift from 6th to 7th grade.

Pawel Skrzypek, Templeton Middle custodial staff member, was nominated by two co-workers:

Pawel has been wonderful this school year! If something needs getting done, Pawel is on it! I appreciate his hard work in my classroom and all the tasks he’s helped me with.

Pawel always goes out of his way to make sure things are done in our classrooms without prompting. He is always friendly and does an awesome job! It is so appreciated!

Kelsey Jasinski, Templeton Middle grade 7 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Kelsey has taken on leadership role for the 8th grade math teachers, as well as the entire mathematics department at TMS. I appreciate that she has led discussions and shared her wealth of technological skills with the 8th grade math teachers, and the entire department. We are so fortunate to work with such an amazing colleague.

Tim Kruschel, Templeton Middle grade 7 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Tim deserves a high-five because of his hard work planning exciting activities for the house. Tim goes above and beyond for the students and his coworkers.

Lisa Strauss, Templeton Middle fitness education teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Thank you for all you do for our cross country team.

Karen Zielinski, Templeton Middle grade 8 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

She has been the “rabbit” for our TMS home cross country meets for the past several years and the kids so greatly appreciate and enjoy her enthusiasm for riding her bike as fast as she can to lead them on the course!

Nanette Kern, Templeton Middle special services paraprofessional, was nominated by a co-worker:

Thank you for all you do in communication arts.

Stacey Benson, Templeton Middle special services paraprofessional, was nominated by a co-worker:

Thank you for all you do in communication arts.

Kathey Lemley, Templeton Middle administrative assistant, was nominated by a co-worker:

Kathey does an amazing job at keeping TMS running smoothly. She is always willing to help the staff. Her knowledge is endless and the staff utilizes her skills throughout the day. Kathey makes TMS function! She deserves to know how much we appreciate all that she does for us. She is truly magical!!!!

Josh Neary, Hamilton High fitness education teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Josh has been SUPER supportive in reminding all students (my student athletes in particular) that performance on the playing field is dependent on performance in the classroom. He has allowed me to “require” some freshmen football players to attend an after-school algebra session. He also came in (during his prep time) to talk to all students about the importance of grade-point averages and necessary study skills to succeed academically, and he’s volunteered to stop in again.

Jeni Koppelman, Templeton Middle, grade 8 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Jeni has dedicated her time this year to help plan a curriculum with limited resources. I appreciate all the time and effort she is putting in to help make this a success!

Shannon Becker, Templeton Middle grade 7 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Shannon has dedicated her time this year to help plan a new curriculum with limited resources. I appreciate all the time and effort she is putting in to help make this a success!

Rebeccah Derks, Templeton Middle grade 8 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Beccah has dedicated her time this year to help plan a new curriculum with limited resources. I appreciate all the time and effort she is putting in to help make this a success!

Anna Guerard, Templeton Middle grade 8 teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

Anna has dedicated her time this year to help plan a new curriculum with limited resources. I appreciate all the time and effort she is putting in to help make this a success!

Whitney Roth, Hamilton School District curriculum specialist, was nominated by a co-worker:

Whitney has a wealth of knowledge with literacy, and has been helpful to collaborate with. Thank you!

Laura Busch, Lannon Elementary technology integration resource, was nominated by a co-worker:

I appreciate that Laura is always willing to help out at the end of the day when coverage is needed for delayed buses.