Please join me in congratulating the following staff members who were selected as Employees of the Month.
Rich Butzke, Business Teacher at PMHS
This distinction is for consistently going above and beyond his responsibilities to ensure that his students have memorable and positive experiences. As the Virtual Enterprise teacher, he has won numerous awards and accolades for our district. His passion for this endeavor is evident in the outcomes that he has achieved. He has been a mentor and role model to many students, and he takes the time to assist them no matter the need. Mr. Butzke provides his students with life-skills that will be useful well-beyond their time at Patchogue-Medford High School. His efforts with the production of the High School Musicals further illustrates his commitment beyond the classroom, and helps to enrich the extracurricular experience for our students. We are proud to recognize his daily efforts and we look forward to his continued contributions. Thank you for all you do!
Jennifer Tayler, Gr. 4 Inclusion at Eagle
This recognition is for her efforts in creating positive experiences for her students and for her ongoing support when interacting with her colleagues. Ms. Taylor keeps calm in the face of adversity and she helps her colleagues to navigate through challenging times in a positive and affirming manner. She spends countless hours beyond her contractual day to ensure her students have meaningful instruction, and she exhibits kindness and patience when needed. When asked to provide training on various topics, she is quick to respond in the affirmative, which is always appreciated and supports a culture of continuous improvement. We appreciate her daily interactions, and we look forward to her continued contributions. Thank you for all you do!
Brittany Castelvetre, Office Assistant for Sharon Deland and Dan Sohal
This recognition is for her efforts in supporting two different academic directors across a wide range of responsibilities. In addition to her regular responsibilities, this year she stayed through kindergarten registration to assist with the process. This additional initiative helped to ensure efficiency and accuracy, and greatly assisted the director. Ms. Castelvetre faces all her duties with professionalism and a positive outgoing disposition. She understands the importance of prioritizing and communicating, evident in her timely responses to emails and phone calls. She freely shares her skills to support colleagues, noted in the suggestions she offered at a recent training on the use of Outlook. She has taken the time to implement new processes to track inventory by utilizing Excel to house information. Ms. Castelvetre has demonstrated a superior work ethic, and she consistently looks to refine her skills. For these reasons, we are proud to recognize her as an Employee of the Month, and we look forward to her continued contributions.
These candidates represent some of the best of Patchogue-Medford and were nominated for their positivity, work ethic, spirit of collegiality and connection with students. We are honored to celebrate their contributions and the many more staff members who continue to exemplify the traits that make Patchogue-Medford stand out!