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Employee's of the Month!

2019-2020 School Year

February Employee of the Month, Alysa Audelo

Sage Canyon is pleased to recognize Alysa Audelo as February’s Employee of the Month. Over the past 2 years, Alysa has demonstrated an enormous amount of professional growth in a multitude of aspects in the After School Program.  Her overall confidence has soared!  She has gone from a quiet, timid and reserved new hire to a strong, assertive and self-assured group leader.  Her students respect her clearly set boundaries, yet they eagerly look forward to their time with her each afternoon!  Alysa applies everything that she learns from her site lead and she puts it into practice diligently.  It is very apparent that she strives to give her best each and every day and that she truly takes pride in her work!  Keep up the great work!

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January Employee of the Month, Jessica Jackson

Sage Canyon is pleased to recognize Jessica Jackson as January’s Employee of the Month.  Jessica has dedicated herself to creating meaningful learning experiences focused on critical thinking.  She is committed to collaborating with her colleagues to acquire new ideas as well as share her own learning with others.  Ms. Jackson’s students are enthusiastic about their new math strategies, goals they are setting for the new year, and friendships they are forming with one another.  She builds connections with her students so they know they are cared for.  Ms. Jackson’s enthusiasm for her students, for learning, and for collaborating are contagious!


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November/December Employee of the Month, Shannon Joannou


Sage Canyon’s Employee of the Month for November and December is Shannon Joannou, our STEAM+ art teacher.  Shannon is passionate about art and creative in her approach to teaching art.  She is enthusiastic about moving to a studio format and has spent time thinking, reading, and collaborating with colleagues about moving in this direction.  In the classroom, Shannon is clear about learning objectives and promotes student agency.  Shannon provides opportunities for students to communicate about their art projects using the language of the discipline.  Additionally, students are excited to have the art studio open at lunch time for lunch clubs as they are able continue their artistic endeavors.  We are grateful to have such expertise in this field!




October Employee of the Month, Kerry Boesch

Kerry is an extremely collaborative Occupational Therapist who seeks to support as many students as possible. She collaborates with classroom teachers to co-teach small group centers that help all students build fine motor skills.  If a teacher needs additional strategies for the classroom, Kerry is there in a heartbeat.  Kerry shares her expertise by working with interns and helping to shape the future.  We are so grateful to have Kerry as part of our team!




September Employee of the Month, Nancy Blais

Nancy Blais is Sage Canyon’s Employee of the Month for September.  Nancy contributes to Sage Canyon in so many ways.  Building strong relationships is at the forefront of what Nancy does every day.  She always puts students first and supporting the academic and social development of all Sage Canyon students.  Collaborating with all teachers is also a priority.  Nancy works closely with staff to ensure that students are learning, feeling successful, and that our certificated and classified staff know the best ways support our students.  Nancy approaches each day with positive energy and feelings of gratitude.  Thank you, Nancy, for all you do to make Sage Canyon a great place for children!







2018-2019 School Year

May Employee of the Month, Kelly Arthur!

 Kelly is an outstanding educator in every way. She embraces all students and tirelessly supports their academic and social development. Kelly greets all tasks with enthusiasm and is the first one to ask, how can I help? She is a leader on her team, at our school site, and across the district as a CGI Apprentice. Whether student or staff, you can’t help but smile when you’re around Kelly. She is one of a kind!

 Kelly Arthur


April Employee of the Month, Cindy Nicoll!

Sage Canyon School – Cindy Nicoll: Sixth Grade Teacher Cindy has the ability to brighten anyone’s day. She greets everyone with a smile and approaches every task with positivity. If someone needs help, Cindy is the first one to respond. She goes above and beyond to make sure our sixth graders are successful, academically and socially, and that their passions and interests are valued. Cindy is a mentor to our students, ensuring that their written communication skills are top notch. Sage Canyon is lucky to have Cindy as part of our team!

Cindy Nicoll



March Employee of the Month, Anjani Kumar!

Sage Canyon would like to recognize Anjani Kumar as our Classified Employee of the month.  Anjani demonstrates a student-centered mindset in her role as an Instructional Assistant.  When thinking of ways to support academic and social development, she is flexible and puts student’s needs first.  She takes initiative to help our general education teachers as demonstrated by her willingness to teach alongside them, work with any student who needs helps, as well as support all students at lunch and recess.  Her enthusiasm for the job shines through in the smile she greets everyone with.  We are so lucky to have her as part of our team! 



February Employee of the Month, Tamara Hanlon!

After School Team Leader 




January Employee of the Month, Karyn Conner!

Sage Canyon’s January employee of the month is Karyn Conner.  Karyn exemplifies what it means to be a life-long learner.  She continually strives to grow as a professional and further develop the craft of teaching. Her curious, inquisitive nature sets the tone for students to ask questions and be curious too!  Karyn’s passion for mathematics is evident.  This year, she created a math book club with her teammates.  She always makes herself available to answer questions, look at student work, or offer guidance to others when asked.  Not only does she support teachers at Sage Canyon with CGI, but she works with teachers throughout our district to ensure our students receive the best instruction.  The Sage Canyon community is grateful for her!

November/December Employee of the Month, Trent Tracy!

Sage Canyon’s Employee of the Month for November and December is Trent Tracy.  Every day, Trent puts his best foot forward to create fun, engaging Physical Education activities for our students.  He works on building skills while teaching good sportsmanship.  Additionally, he empowers students to be leaders by creating warm-up routines led by kids, creating mini coach opportunities around campus, and teaching students how to be in charge of their own health and wellness.  He’s collaborative, ready with a smile or helping hand, and we are so lucky to have him at Sage Canyon!




October Employee of the Month, Jason Billings!

Sage Canyon would like to recognize JASON BILLINGS as our Classified Employee of the Month of October.  Jason is a champion of all students.  Additionally, he is an extraordinary support to our classroom teachers.  Whether a student needs help, a question from staff needs to be answered, or side by side modeling is necessary, Jason is responsive and happy to assist.  He helps to make our school a better place for students, their families, and our staff.  We are extremely grateful for his expertise, work ethic, and sense of humor.



September Employee of the Month, Paris Esmaili!

For the month of September, Sage Canyon would like to recognize Paris Esmaili as our employee of the month.  Paris is the epitome of a team player.  She collaborates with all staff members in order to provide meaningful, relevant learning experiences for our students.  Paris also works closely with her STEAM+ team to plan interdisciplinary projects.  She is flexible with her time in order to offer fun lunch clubs for students, support teachers with their use of technology in the classroom, or assist with school wide projects.   She is always ready with a smile and helping hand.  We appreciate all she does to make Sage Canyon an excellent place to be.