In Superintendent Bruce Wm. Brown’s office a newly etched name joins the esteemed plaque of nine for the Employee of the Year Award. The Stockbridge Area Educational Foundation started the recognition in 2002, and an employee is selected annually to receive the honor. Karen Sheathelm won in the 2010-2011 school year.
Sheathelm taught in an elementary classroom for 14 years and currently is the curriculum director for the district. “I am very honored to have been chosen as Employee of the Year. Stockbridge has a lot of outstanding educators and to be singled out is humbling,” said Sheathelm. “I am excited about continuing to work with and support the teachers in their efforts to improve student achievements in Stockbridge.”
Her expertise as a teacher carried into her knowledge of providing the staff with assessments to use throughout the year to help guide specific instructions of students. “She helped me establish my philosophy as a teacher and continues to help in my learning as one,” said one of Sheathelm’s colleagues in a nomination letter.
Another feels that the hundreds of kids whom she has taught have been blessed, and the teachers and staff she is currently working with are greatly benefited.