HCPS 411 Update
June 25, 2020
Student Services Department Proudly Announces Newest Winner Of The STAR Award
Congratulations to Tracy Hinder, School Nurse at Bakerfield Elementary School!
The STAR award is presented to a Student Services employee who shows evidence of going above and beyond the job requirements and having a positive impact on the department/school system and students.
Tracy was nominated by her principal, Tara Dedeaux, and her assistant principal, Erin Morring. Her administrators shared that, "Tracy Hinder is the heart of Bakerfield Elementary School. At any one time, you can see no less than four students visiting Mrs. Hinder for their daily hug, chapstick, or just to share about their day, not to mention all of the students that visit with sniffles, upset stomachs and a myriad of other ailments. Tracy sees each and every student with patience, sometimes tough love, and a solidification of the relationship that she strives to build with even our most difficult students"
They also added that, "Educating our students is another part of what makes Tracy the amazing nurse that she is. Bulletin boards and signs for being healthy and washing your hands can be seen throughout the school - even before the outbreak of the pandemic. With the week leading up to our break from school, Tracy had created hand washing stations (with directions), sent out information to teachers, and assured many a concerned parent that all precautions were being handled with the utmost care in our building."
Here is how Bakerfield Elementary students feel about her:
- Zoe said, "she's a great nurse and anytime a student goes to her she helps them and she's really nice. We love her because she is so friendly and caring towards the kids and the parents too.”
- Gabby said, "when kids are sick they come to Mrs. Hinder and she can help them feel better. If the kids are really sick she calls their parents to come and pick them up. She's special to the school.”
- Brooke said, "the nurse means a lot, she help the kids when they don’t feel good and when there teeth come out in school like hers.”
- Zuriela shared that, “Mrs. Hinder is an excellent person and we love her very much!”
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"Shout out to Crystal White, Administrative Support Specialist at Fallston High School. Crystal could have easily said, “That’s not my job,” but she did not! Thank you for following up to see if I had received the information I needed and going the extra mile to retrieve that information. Having done so allowed me to continue and complete a project that was on a timeline. This was not the first time I have had this experience with Crystal, and I know it won’t be the last!"
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"I wish to recognize Lindsay Coates, Administrative Support Specialist – Lead, at Bel Air Elementary School. Ms. Coates has been very helpful to the Technology Office in assisting with school office matters specific to Elementary schools. Most recently, Lindsay played a key role in assisting Elementary staff across the district in the deployment of Online Registration. She frequently provides valuable insight and clever suggestions."
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