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Hamilton High Five Past Recipients

HH5LogoHere are previous Hamilton High Five recipients nominated by colleagues, parents and students.

To view nominations from April click here.

To view nominations from May click here.

To view nominations from June click here.

To view nominations from July and August click here.

To view nominations from September click here.

To view nominations from October click here.

To view nominations from November click here.

To view nominations from December click here.

Phyllis Frittitta, Lannon Elementary School paraprofessional, was nominated by a co-worker because:

Phyllis is an integral part of our Lannon Family. All in one day, she is able to handle all of the office responsibilities, substitute in a classroom, and monitor the lunchroom and recess hours. Most important is her love for children. She is often sitting side by side with children helping them learn in a caring and nurturing manner. Lannon values her positivity that she brings to our learning environment.

Kevin Becker, Hamilton High School custodian night foreman, was nominated by a co-worker because:

Kevin does whatever it takes to make sure the building is ready for students, teachers, and guests. He is our Head Night Custodian and not only exceeds expectations for his job responsibilities, but is someone I look forward to “bumping into” before I leave in the afternoon. Kevin always greets me with a smile, takes genuine interest in the community he serves, and has high professional standards. We are lucky to have him at HHS!

Whitney Roth, Hamilton School District curriculum specialist, was nominated by a parent because:

As a curriculum specialist for the virtual program she helped my daughter get set up for her Apex classes. She went above and beyond when my daughter was having issues by talking with me, guidance counselors and administrators to get our issues resolved. I can not thank her enough for all of her help and urgency when we needed advice and guidance!

Murrene Payton, Hamilton High School social worker, was nominated by a co-worker because:

Murrene consistently goes above and beyond for students in our district. She has partnered with food services to ensure that our students with the most severe needs are taken care of. She has personally delivered items to homes of students in our district, on her own time. Murrene is a very special person with a heart for others. Students and staff are lucky to have her in the Hamilton School District.

Caitlin Schiffer, Silver Spring Intermediate School sixth grade humanities teacher, was nominated by a co-worker:

For her dedication to her students.

Liz Rose, Silver Spring Intermediate School administrative assistant, was nominated by a co-worker because:

Liz has been a tremendous help during this time and a point person for our contact tracing. She is efficient and quickly thinks through systems and processes in order to communicate with students, staff, and families. Liz has very strong skills in the area of digital organization and can quickly access information from multiple sources while integrating knowledge of our people & systems in the building. We are so grateful for her consistent hard work in our front office!

Sara Gale, Maple Elementary School kindergarten teacher, was nominated by a co-worker because:

Mrs. Gale has been very welcoming to me as a new employee and has graciously shared so many of her personal resources. I know I can always go to Sara with any questions and concerns and she will go out of her way to help me. She is also an inspirational teacher and I have already learned so much from her.

Aaron Dow, Woodside Elementary School head custodian, was nominated by a co-worker because:

We are so lucky to have Aaron here at Woodside. He is always willing to try and fill our requests and problem-solve to make things work better here. He is so friendly and does a great job of keeping this place going!

William Hahn, Woodside Elementary School custodial staff member, was nominated by a co-worker because:

Bill is just a great guy. He does his job with a smile on his face and never complains when we need to ask him for anything. He’s gone above and beyond to keep our rooms clean this year especially.

Teresa Karrels, Hamilton High School German teacher, was nominated by a parent because:

Frau Karrels takes the time to get to know her students as individuals, uses keen observation skills to notice when something seems out of character for the individual, and communicates the concern with parents in a respectful, caring way. What a wonderful teacher!