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March 2, 2021

Showcase

Student Showcase returns highlighting Millard North students and their accomplishments throughout this school year! Millard West and Millard South will be highlighted in the next newsletter. Look for more Student Showcase highlights throughout the spring.
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Construction Updates

The Board approved several construction updates for this summer. The intercom systems at Sandoz and Cottonwood Elementary Schools will be replaced. New lighting will be installed at Cottonwood. The lights in the Beadle Middle School plaza will be replaced. The soffits on Morton Elementary School will be replaced.

Employee of the Month Nominations Now Being Accepted!

Click here to nominate your favorite teacher or staff member.

District Update on the Pandemic

Dr. Sutfin thanked Douglas County Health Director Dr. Adi Pour and the Douglas County Health Department for their hard work and ongoing collaboration. The district is very grateful that vaccines are underway for staff. As more vaccines become available, staff are encouraged to check their email regularly for information from Human Resources.

Welcome to Millard!

We welcome the following employees to Millard Public Schools for the current school year to help students who have struggled to maintain grades during the pandemic:
  • Aingeal E. Jones – Credit Recovery Teacher at Millard North High School
  • Jeffrey C. Story – Credit Recovery Teacher at Millard South High School
  • Grace L. Baker – Credit Recovery Teacher at Millard West High School


We welcome the following employees to Millard Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Dylan J. Sutton –English Teacher at Millard North High School
  • Emma Kate Brown – English Language Arts Teacher at Russell Middle School
  • Julie L. Baker – Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Russell Middle School
  • Dana M. Crowe – Special Education Assistive Technology Specialist/Speech Pathologist for Millard Public Schools
  • Theresa M. Mourey – Speech Language Pathologist for Millard Public Schools
  • Mackenzie C. Lambert – Kindergarten Teacher at Morton Elementary School, currently an MPS CADRE Teacher
  • Kristin R. Gierke-Knott – Montessori Preschool Teacher at Montclair Elementary School
  • Erin K. Violi – Third Grade Teacher at Norris Elementary School, currently an MPS CADRE Teacher
  • Joline E. Cowles – Spanish Teacher at Millard West High School
  • Thenmozi Ganesan – First Grade CORE Teacher at Cather Elementary School
  • Jessica M. Martys – Resource Teacher at Norris Elementary School, currently an MPS CADRE Teacher
  • Trenor J. Campbell - Assistant Band Director at Millard West High School
  • Bethany J. Carrothers – English Language Arts Teacher at Russell Middle School
  • Elizabeth M. Henderson – Science Teacher at Russell Middle School, currently an MPS CADRE Teacher
  • Lyle E. Mead – Social Studies Teacher at Russell Middle School
  • Yuanyuan Jiang – Science Teacher at Central Middle School
  • Sara A. Prince – English Language Arts Teacher at Millard North Middle School
  • Dr. Kennedy M. Onyancha – Science Teacher at Millard North High School

Thank You for Your Service!

The following employees have resigned from their positions at Millard Public Schools:


  • Jacqueline A. Ostronic – Montessori Grade 4/5 Teacher at Montclair Elementary School
  • Diana R. Kramer – Kindergarten Teacher at Montclair Elementary School
  • Deidre M. Reeh – Special Education Preschool Teacher at Upchurch Elementary School
  • Lisa M. Wittgren – Language Arts Teacher at Beadle Middle School
  • Cindy Friese – Second Grade Teacher at Morton Elementary School
  • Meghan L. Gifford – Social Studies Teacher at Central Middle School
  • Jenna M. Rickert – Special Education Resource Teacher at Ackerman Elementary School
  • Ryan T. Wiegert – Language Arts Teacher at Millard West High School
  • Shannen L. Jennings – Math Teacher at Keith Lutz Horizon High School
  • Hans J. Keim – Science Teacher at Millard North High School
  • Kathryn L. McGee – Fourth Grade Teacher at Reagan Elementary School
  • Jeanette M. Swope – Fourth Grade Teacher at Rockwell Elementary School
  • Rachel H. Pettid – Title I Teacher at Cody Elementary School
  • Valerie S. Wentworth – Physical Education Teacher at Millard West High School.
  • Bonnie K. Levinger –Speech Language Pathologist at Rockwell Elementary
  • James J. Cooney – Math Teacher at Millard South High School
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