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Tracey Bellum, A.J. Rickoff

Nominated By: India Richmond, Teacher

Ms. Bellum is the “Saving Grace” of A.J. Rickoff. A particular indication of her Responding with H.E.A.R.T. was when she entered a classroom where a student was shouting to the top of his lungs because he wanted something from another student. The student was swinging and kicking at the teacher—me. Once in the room, Ms. Bellum calmly asked me to continue teaching as she escorted the disgruntled student out of the room, and gradually, in a caring manner, brought him under control. The type of ease Ms. Bellum demonstrated in this isolated example is the kind of demeanor she exhibits throughout the building on a consistent basis.


Andrew Roman, Esq., Legal Department

Nominated By: Corky Terwilliger

On several occasions I’ve noticed the caring way Andrew interacts with the parents of students with disabilities. I know that he has spent countless hours working with parents of students with disabilities. Employing S.T.A.R.T. with Heart techniques, I’ve seen Andrew address parents with a warm greeting before Actively Listening to their needs and concerns. Typically he will end the encounter thanking the parents for sharing their concerns, and will provide a clear outline of the next steps.


Reneka Woods, IT

Nominated By: Tracy Reid

I nominated Ms. Woods as a Heart Champion in the way in which she helped me and several colleagues wade through a troubling series of technology issues. Employing excellent customer service, Ms. Woods went beyond our expectations in flawlessly giving us access to our accounts, and did so in a pleasant, professional manner.


Carly Kuznik, Special Education

Nominated By: Anonymous

Parma City Schools had been requesting several documents from the Special Education Department but they went unfulfilled because a fellow staff person was behind in meeting records requests. The Parma representative was growing more agitated with each request call. Learning of the issue, Carly went outside of her job title as a Solution Specialist, found and sent the 25 student records requested. Parma was so pleased that they sent Carly “thank you” cupcakes.


Eric Elder, Whitney Young

Nominated By: Principal, Karen Byron-Johnson

Since June, 2015 Whitney Young has shared a building with Citizens Academy Southeast, a Breakthrough School absorbing its 225 students—kindergarten through 3rd Grade. The two schools share a cafeteria, gymnasium, parking lots, and an auditorium. During this two-year accommodation, Ms. Elder has maintained both buildings in an excellent manner. If there were any physical structure concerns, Mr. Elder responded immediately displaying a courteous, professional demeanor. Despite occasional gruff demands from our neighboring administration, Mr. Elder kept his cool and responded to the requests with a smile. We’ve lost five sub-cleaners, and the head cleaner took a Leave of Absence adding to Mr. Elder’s load. None of this has stopped Mr. Elder from assuring that Whitney Young’s 33 classrooms, the 15 in the Academy plus ancillary offices and restrooms were cleaned and ready for instruction the next day. He takes outstanding care of our buildings, staff and scholars.

Carmen M. Torres, International Newcomers Academy (T.Jefferson)

Nominated By: Director, Jose Gonzalez

I have witnessed Carmen go out of her way to assist colleagues at the Multi-Lingual Office and other District staff members. On this particular day, a snapshot of her responsiveness, Carmen encountered a couple in the Center frustrated by failed attempts to get obtain dual services—Multi-Lingual and Special Education for their child. Taking uninterrupted time to clearly listen to the parents’ concern and their need, Carmen, within 20 minutes contacted the appropriated CMSD staff member resulting in the requested dual placement, and additionally provided other relevant material and supplies needed to begin the new school year.


Other employees that were nominated:
CMSD employee/title Location/Department
Shelly B. Johnson Special Education
Raychelle Fair
Parent Mentor
Special Education
David Staufeneger
Project Manager, Special Projects
Human Resources/Employment
Linda Leverett
John F Kennedy Interactive Media
Francis Brewka H. Barbara Booker
Irene Lapiejko
Educational Assistant
School Of One @ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Carol Pennington
Nurse Manager
Health Services & Nursing
Ms.Loniece Lee Miles Park
Jermel Johnson Human Resources/Employment
Marsha Bailey Transportation
Sheryl Edwards
Math and Technology Teacher
Cleveland School of Science and Medicine
Laurie Maldonado
First Grade Teacher
Louisa May Alcott
Cheryl A. Shelton
Professional Development Administrator
Office of Professional Development
Angela Barnett Finance Department
Michele Edelbergs
Principal Secretary
Jean Martincic
Assistant EMIS Coordinator
Technology/Help Desk
Richard Buehner Academic Resources
Remea Bynum Technology/Help Desk
Lucy M. Torres
Principal Secretary
Thomas Jefferson International Newcomers Academy
Latonya Ross (Shazor) Miles Park
Margareite Hunt Smith
Administrative Specialist
Academic Resources
Carol Williams Other
Dr. Irene Javier
High School Principal
Lincoln-West School of Global Studies
Linda Berkopec Max S. Hayes High School
Cynthia Fisher
Administrative Assistant
William C Martin Finance Department
Janice Russell
New Tech West
Irene Lapiejko
School Of One @ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ms. Tracy Jackson
School Secretary
Nathan Hale
Recellanese Williams Academics
Milagros Ortiz
Luis Munoz Marin
Crystal Galbreath Whitney M. Young Leadership Academy
Kimberly Norris
Student Services
Carol Williams
Network Barrier Breaker
Mrs. Della Garrison Almira
Christine Peterlin East Clark
Kim Greytak John Marshall High School
Walneisha Collins Sunbeam
Elizabeth Nelson
Director of Core Curriculum
Curriculum and Instruction
Eileen Stull
Louisa May Alcott
Carol L. Williams
Barrier Breaker
Kenneth Dielman
Intervention Specialist
Natasha Rivers Safety & Security
Andre Lykes
Cash Management Specialist
Finance Department
Lisa Fitzpatrick Denison
Julia Alldredge Special Education
Justine Lance
School Of One @ Nathaniel Hawthorne
Julia Alldredge
Solution Specialist
Special Education
Gracie Cole
Manager of Employee Benefits
Officer Jorge Rosario
Security Officer
Newton D. Baker School of Arts
Walter Smith Finance Department
Keyana Chandler Safety & Security
Jean Marticik Technology/Help Desk
Brynn Morris
Charles A. Mooney
Beverly Potter
Dean of Engagement
Cleveland School of Science and Medicine
Larry Bolgar
New and Innovative/Portfolio Schools
Sarah Zurbrugg Academics
Donna D'Amico Walton
Gloria Mason Orchard STEM
Rita Duda
ELA Manager, 6-12
Louise Herrington
Charles A. Mooney
Sinthia Viera
Spanish Teacher
Facing History New Tech High School
Leah Smith
School Secretary
Anton Grdina
Frankie Bolden Patrick Henry
Angelia J Houston New Tech @ Collinwood
Marianne Wolf Special Education
Kathy Dudley Payroll
Myka Smalls Student Assignments/Registration
Donna Yohe
School Psychologist
Special Education
Pam Honsa
School Psychologist
Miles Park
Feowyn MacKinnon
MC2 STEM Academy
Debbie Aloshen
Health Services & Nursing
Glenn Popil Project Manager - IT
Lt. James (JC) Cole Safety & Security
Sgt. Darren Hardnick Safety & Security
Patrolman Musai Brown Safety & Security