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Bonnie Munson, James Madison Food Service manager, named  OSD 2020-2021 Education Support Professional of the Year!

Congratulations Bonnie Munson, James Madison Elementary Food Service manager, for being named the Ogden School District 2020-2021 Education Support Professional of the Year!

Bonnie Munson is a phenomenal person who knows how to build relationships with students and staff alike. It is critical for children to know and feel the love and support of caring adults. Mrs. Munson understands this critical need and demonstrates her commitment through her exceptional example and by knowing every student. Where students are made to feel special because she calls them by their name. Mrs. Munson treats all children with respect and praises them for their efforts.

Mrs. Munson has intentionally created a cafeteria of caring which spills over and enhances the entire campus of James Madison Elementary. As one of her colleagues stated, “If there is one particular spot in the school where everyone feels like they belong, it’s with her and her lunchtime team!”

Mrs. Munson is a rare find and everyone loves her! She goes above and beyond to support students, teachers and staff. For these reasons, and a host of others, we are proud to announce Mrs. Munson as the Ogden School District Education Support Professional of the Year!

"It's just great to see so many of my favorite people here, and I really appreciate all the help and support," Munson said. "I do it because I love the kids and the families that we service. It's such a great assignment. It's so nice to be helpers, especially during this time of crisis. We are out helping families and that has been very special. We love our kids, we love our families, we love what we do. Thank you for this honor."


Felicidades Bonnie Munson, gerente del servicio de comida primaria James Madison, por ser nombrado como profesional de apoyo a la educación del año 2020-2021 del año!

Bonnie Munson es una persona fenomenal que sabe cómo construir relaciones con estudiantes y personal por igual. Es crítico que los niños conozcan y sientan el amor y el apoyo de los adultos cariñosos. La Sra. Munson comprende esta necesidad crítica y demuestra su compromiso a través de su ejemplo excepcional y conociendo a cada estudiante. Donde los estudiantes se hacen sentir especiales porque ella los llama por su nombre. La Sra. Munson trata a todos los niños con respeto y los elogia por sus esfuerzos.

La Sra. Munson ha creado intencionalmente una cafetería de cuidado que se derrama y mejora todo el campus de la primaria James Madison. Como uno de sus colegas dijo: " Si hay un lugar en particular en la escuela donde todos sienten que pertenecen, es con ella y su equipo de almuerzo!"

La Sra. Munson es un hallazgo raro y todo el mundo la ama! Ella va por encima y más allá para apoyar a los estudiantes, profesores y personal. Por estas razones, y muchas otras, estamos orgullosos de anunciar a la Sra. Munson como el Profesional del Distrito Escolar de Apoyo de Ogden del año!

"Es genial ver a tantas de mis personas favoritas aquí, y realmente aprecio toda la ayuda y apoyo," dijo Munson. " Lo hago porque amo a los niños y a las familias que servimos. Es una gran tarea. Es tan agradable ser ayudantes, especialmente durante este tiempo de crisis. Estamos ayudando a las familias y eso ha sido muy especial. Amamos a nuestros hijos, amamos a nuestras familias, amamos lo que hacemos. Gracias por este honor."

Erik Thompson, Ogden High teacher, named  OSD 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!

Congratulations Erik Thompson, Ogden High School teacher and coach, for being named the Ogden School District 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!

Erik Thompson came to the Ogden School District and specifically to Ogden High School to increase opportunities for students in the classroom and on the field.

Mr. Thompson has made tremendous strides with the football program, and has worked tirelessly in building up the school culture and the community of Ogden High. He goes above and beyond to positively impact students, by supporting and inspiring them to be the best that they can be on and off the field.

Through Mr. Thompson’s leadership and continued efforts, he has increased participation and the success of student-athletes, students in the classroom, as well as building community participation and commitment. He leads his students and colleagues by example of what it means to be a "person of influence" in the school and the community. Mr. Thompson’s love, commitment and devotion to his students and colleagues is second to none! His example is worthy of emulation by all, and for these reasons, and a host of others, we are proud to announce Mr. Thompson as the Ogden School District Teacher of the Year!

"I really appreciate this, it means a lot. I am very fortunate of the family I have. When I was young it meant a lot to serve others, but it means so much more now that I am older. What you give to someone is so much more than what you get, and I continue to try to be like my Mom and Dad and do my best, Thompson said. "I really see us being here at Ogden High, not as a job, but as a calling and I am super excited. It's super hard, it's the hardest job I've ever had, but with that the joys and successes can't be replaced by any place I've ever been before. I love being here and thank you all for this honor."


Congratulations Erik Thompson, Ogden High School teacher and coach, for being named the Ogden School District 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year!

Erik Thompson came to the Ogden School District and specifically to Ogden High School to increase opportunities for students in the classroom and on the field.

Mr. Thompson has made tremendous strides with the football program, and has worked tirelessly in building up the school culture and the community of Ogden High. He goes above and beyond to positively impact students, by supporting and inspiring them to be the best that they can be on and off the field.

Through Mr. Thompson’s leadership and continued efforts, he has increased participation and the success of student-athletes, students in the classroom, as well as building community participation and commitment. He leads his students and colleagues by example of what it means to be a "person of influence" in the school and the community. Mr. Thompson’s love, commitment and devotion to his students and colleagues is second to none! His example is worthy of emulation by all, and for these reasons, and a host of others, we are proud to announce Mr. Thompson as the Ogden School District Teacher of the Year!

 

"I really appreciate this, it means a lot. I am very fortunate of the family I have. When I was young it meant a lot to serve others, but it means so much more now that I am older. What you give to someone is so much more than what you get, and I continue to try to be like my Mom and Dad and do my best, Thompson said. "I really see us being here at Ogden High, not as a job, but as a calling and I am super excited. It's super hard, it's the hardest job I've ever had, but with that the joys and successes can't be replaced by any place I've ever been before. I love being here and thank you all for this honor."

Sonja Davidson, Odyssey principal, named  OSD 2020-2021 Administrator of the Year!

Congratulations Sonja Davidson, Odyssey Elementary principal, for being named the Ogden School District 2020-2021 Administrator of the Year!

Sonja Davidson has been an advocate for the children of the Ogden School District for nearly 16 years, 13 of them devoted specifically to the children and families of the Odyssey community.

In addition to being an outstanding administrator, she has been a special education teacher and an instructional coach. Mrs. Davidson is focused on elevating students to their maximum potential, and she creates a school plan that motivates her teachers to do the same. She constructs learning opportunities for her staff which supports the growth of students as they collectively strive for success.

Mrs. Davidson works with her community to create a supportive environment that generates positive morale throughout the school. She continues to be a positive example to the district by letting her staff, students and district colleagues know their value and supports them in reaching their goals. Mrs. Davidson strives to make her school and the entire district the best and her leadership is worthy of emulation. For these reasons we are very proud to announce Mrs. Davidson as the Ogden School District Administrator of the Year!

"I am so very humbled to be surrounded by this group of people. I was asked just now in my office if I like being a principal, and I said absolutely, I love it. It's the hardest job, but I absolutely love it," Davidson said. "When I look back on my journey and what got me here, and think of the conversations I had with many of you in this room, I've been so fortunate to work with the best people, the best faculties and the best leaders who have all helped me to become . . . an administrator of the year. My primary job is to always advocate for my students and for my faculties and communities and I want to say thank you to all of you and everyone who has helped me get to where I am today."


Felicidades Sonja Davidson, directora de la primaria Odyssey, por ser nombrada Administradora del año del Distrito Escolar de Og

Sonja Davidson ha sido defensora de los niños del Distrito Escolar de Ogden durante casi 16 años, 13 de ellos dedicados específicamente a los niños y familias de la comunidad de Odyssey.

Además de ser una administradora destacada, ha sido profesora de educación especial y entrenadora de instrucción. La Sra. Davidson está enfocado en elevar a los estudiantes a su máximo potencial, y ella crea un plan escolar que motiva a sus profesores a hacer lo mismo. Ella construye oportunidades de aprendizaje para su personal que apoya el crecimiento de los estudiantes mientras se esfuerzan colectivamente por el éxito.

La Sra. Davidson trabaja con su comunidad para crear un entorno de apoyo que genera una moral positiva en toda la escuela. Ella sigue siendo un ejemplo positivo para el distrito al dejar que su personal, estudiantes y compañeros de distrito sepan su valor y los apoya en alcanzar sus metas. La Sra. Davidson se esfuerza por hacer de su escuela y todo el distrito la mejor y su liderazgo es digno de emulación. Por estas razones estamos muy orgullosos de anunciar a la Sra. Davidson como administrador del año del distrito escolar de Ogden!

"Me siento muy honrado de estar rodeado por este grupo de personas. Me preguntaron ahora en mi oficina si me gusta ser director, y dije absolutamente, me encanta. Es el trabajo más difícil, pero me encanta," dijo Davidson. " Cuando miro hacia atrás en mi viaje y lo que me trajo aquí, y pienso en las conversaciones que tuve con muchos de ustedes en esta habitación, he tenido la suerte de trabajar con las mejores personas, las mejores facultades y los mejores líderes que tienen todo me ayudó a convertirme. No te pierdas! un administrador del año. Mi trabajo primario es defender siempre a mis estudiantes y por mis facultades y comunidades y quiero dar las gracias a todos ustedes y a todos los que me han ayudado a llegar a donde estoy hoy."