That's how State Street Principal Thomas McKelvey recently referred to three elementary staff who were honored at the school board meeting.
McKelvey chose to recognize Stuart Rusnak, Jan Rusnak and Amy Hoback
because of the huge impact they have on the students and overall climate at the school.
"Because of their commitment and investment in our students and in State Street elementary ," he said.
Rusnak is the school nurse, but McKelvey said he does more than just that.
"Mr. Rusnak knows each and every student at State Street Elementary and consistently goes the extra mile in keeping parents informed and up to date with their children's health and related concerns," he said.
One parent shared with Ambridge Connection that Stuart Rusnak went out of his way to get winter coats for children, who lost them after having to have them cut off by ambulance drivers following a car accident.
"Mr. Rusnak is one of a kind and we are so grateful to have Mr. Rusnak as our school nurse," McKelvey said.
Hoback is not only a third grade teacher, she serves on the district Baldridge planning committee. Her classroom served as a model for differentiated instruction through walks and cross-curricular teaching for the entire district at the last professional development day .
"Mrs. Hoback is an integral asset to the students and staff at State Street Elementary and the Ambridge School District," McKelvey said.
Jan Rusnak is a fourth-grade teacher who invests her own time and resources into preparing highly effective education activities to benefit her students.
McKelvey said Jan Rusnak took the initiative to research a cross curricular program, known as the Dolphin Project, in which students are actively engaged in real-life environmental science explorations.
"Thanks all of the teachers for making State Street Elementary and the Ambridge School District a wonderful place for students to learn and grow," he said.
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