Bethel Spirit Award certificate

The Bethel Spirit Award recognizes district employees and volunteers who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

Cameron Octon, Fairfield

Comments from co-worker, Anne Johnstone-Diaz:
“Cameron is incredibly attentive to his work. He is super friendly, a thoughtful problem solver and is always willing to go above and beyond.”

Anne Bousquet, Prairie Mountain

Anne Bousquet, Prairie Mountain
Comments from co-worker, LeeAnn Williamson:
“Anne is an anchor of calm, positive leadership on our speech-language pathology team. She is kind and encouraging. She is creative and thoughtful in her work. Over the years, she has been an integral part of many projects that benefit our team and the students and families whom we serve. I am blessed to call Anne a co-worker and friend.”

Alex Ledbetter, Willamette

Comments from co-worker, Hannah Larson:
“Alex jumped into his position and our team right away. He is a wealth of knowledge and has been more than willing to share information, insights and ideas when I have reached out to the team. He shows an obvious enthusiasm and care for students, even ones he doesn’t yet know. It’s very exciting to have him as a part of our team and for the opportunity to learn from him.”

Clair Smith, Willamette

Comments from co-worker, Justin McCullough:
“Clair is a compassionate, dedicated, hardworking, and is just an overall amazing person! She always takes time out of her busy schedule to help anyone who needs it. Clair, I’d like to thank you for your caring personality, bright smile, and endless passion for students.”

Sandi Lesh, Willamette

Comments from co-worker, Tara Roddy:
“I appreciate Sandi’s dedication in supporting the Counseling department. She has such a good attitude and will support the counseling office in any way that she is able. From managing the scheduling triage at the beginning of the semesters, to supporting the master schedule, to being the 2nd pair of eyes on seniors’ graduation requirements. Not only has she picked up additional duties in the counseling department, she has coordinated and organized the Food for Lane County Food Pantry. Sandi is there for us at every step of the way and is sooooooooooooooo responsive to the Counseling department’s needs. We appreciate you and love having you on our team!”

Jason Brooks, Prairie Mountain

Comments from co-worker, Ellie Owens:
“Jason is a wonderful EA but it’s his work with one particular student that deserves much, much praise. He has taken this young man and opened a world of opportunities to him. Thank you, Jason. You make our 4th hour a zillion times better!”

Jason Betterley & Royal Yoakum, Maintenance

Comments from Abby Wojo-Sykes, Willamette:
“A giant thank you to the Maintenance department and Jason and Royal for installing our sensory swing! Not only did they quickly install it for us, they helped us find the cheapest way to install it. Pop into our room at any point and there is almost always someone in the swing. Thank you all so much for installing it and allowing us to use the remainder of our grant money for some much needed other sensory equipment. Our classroom is very grateful!”

Sheri Coddington, Prairie Mountain

Comments from volunteer, Kathryn Young:
“Sheri’s continued dedication to student has helped countless students feel supported and successful. She works endlessly to help our students academically as well as emotionally. Beyond that she is a great co-worker and is always willing to lend a hand in our workload. Thank you Sheri!”