Shaun Barnes, Dragon School Coordinator for Emerald Elementary Excellent dedication to making Dragon School a successful enrichment program for students
Presenter: Samara Williams, Principal of Emerald Elementary Shaun Barnes (Dragon School Coordinator for Emerald Elementary), was nominated by Sara Goldberg (Principal's Assistant), Sharon Trompeter (Teacher), Samara Williams (Prinicipal) and Jean Bonelli (Emerald Volunteer) who wrote: Innovative, dedicated and inclusive are three words that describe Shaun Barnes in her position as Dragon School Coordinator for Emerald Elementary. This is an after school enrichment program for Emerald students. Shaun recognized that the 21st Century grant was in its final year. As an innovator and problem solver, she single-handedly applied for and secured two grants to fund health/fitness and nutrition/cooking classes through 2018. When faced with the issue of securing instructors for after school programming, she went above and beyond despite obstacles and quickly secured very competent, dedicated instructors for the program. In a short time, Shaun has developed trusting relationships with Emerald students and families. She will also take it upon herself to address the needs of families in crisis and notify staff when appropriate. She works to ensure a job well done, no matter how much time it takes. When she assumed the position of Dragon School Coordinator mid year last year, she didn't miss a step in making this a very successful program for Emerald students. Shaun Barnes is a rock star and deserves to be recognized on the Superintendents Honor Roll.