Lansing Educational Foundation Announces Jessica Kowalewski as Lansing USD 469 Elementary Teacher of the Year! (VIDEO)
Photo Credit: Chris Fletcher (IT Director)Dan Wessel (Superintendent), Sharon Burns (Director of LEF), Chris Aus (President of LEF), Jessica Kowalewski (TOY), Dr. Mindy Wells (LES Principal), Dr. Jennifer Kolb (LES Asst. Principal)
Congratulations to Lansing's Elementary Teacher of the Year, Jessica Kowalewski! Ms. Kowalewski has taught for nine years and is currently teaching third grade at Lansing Elementary School. She has previously taught fifth grade and Reading Intervention.
Not only is Ms. Kowalewski a stand-out teacher in Lansing USD 469, she is the Treasurer for Lansing Education Association and serves on the Lansing Elementary School Building Leadership Team and "Surprise and Delight" committee. She is also a Lansing alumni and attended the Lansing School District from Kindergarten through 12th grade.
According to her nomination, "Jessica is a team player and will accept any assignment asked of her for the greater good. She takes difficult tasks and through hard work and collaboration, makes them easier for her students and her team."
Jessica was also noted as having excellent communication skills with her co-workers, parents, and students. "Jessica does an amazing job collaborating with parents. She keeps parents informed with timely and clear communication. Students that have struggled in previous years thrive in Jessica's classroom. This is because she really knows her students, and she meets them where they are and works to help building their skills, both academic and social-emotional in every way."
Ms. Kowalewski was surprised with the award on Monday, May 3rd by Superintendent Dan Wessel, School Board President John Dalbey, LEF President Christine Aus, LEF Director Sharon Burns, LES Principal Mindy Wells, LES Assistant Principal Jennifer Kolb, and LES Instructional Coach Jennifer Nickelson. Lansing Educational Foundation also surprised Maeve Bolin with the Secondary Teacher of the Year announcement and Kristen Dilka and Janine Shields with the two Educational Support Staff of the Year awards on Monday, May 3rd. Click below for their announcements:
- Lansing USD 469 District Nurse Coordinator, Kristen Dilka, Named Ed. Support Professional of the Year! (VIDEO)
- Lansing USD 469 Routing Coordinator, Janine Shields, Named Lansing USD469 Ed. Support Professional of the Year! (VIDEO)
- Lansing Educational Foundation Announces Maeve Bolin as Lansing USD 469 SecondaryTeacher of the Year! (VIDEO)
In addition to recognizing exceptional staff, Lansing Educational Foundation (LEF) funds grants and major gifts for all grades in Lansing USD 469. For more information about how LEF contributes to our school district, click here.