Classified Employee of the Year
Kristin Brands - Classified Employee of the Year
On March 6, at Edgemont Junior High, the Puyallup School Board honored and recognized Kristin Brands as our District's Classified Employee of the Year.  This is a distinguished recognition awarded to one classified staff person who makes an outstanding contribution to student success, shows professional leadership qualities, and devotes countless hours of time in service to students.  Mrs. Brands is one staff member who literally knows every single student and staff member at our school.  She is masterful at building positive working relationships with students in her main role as playground supervisor and para-professional at Hunt.  Mrs. Brands is especially gifted at reaching out and supporting the students who show they need the most love and encouragement in the most unlikeable ways.  She can de-escalate any situation, she has eyes in the back of her head, and most importantly, she genuinely cares about the students at our school.  Congratulations to Mrs. Brands - we are proud to call her a Highlander!