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ACS Spotlight on Employees - January 2024


The ACS Employee Spotlight program recognizes both certified and classified employees for their outstanding contributions to the district. These employees are chosen by the school's administrative team for displaying one of the five Portrait of an ACS Graduate tenants: Communicate Effectively, Collaborate Intentionally, Cultivate Creativity, Be Resilient or Lead with Empathy. Congratulations to the following Arlington Awesome employees!

Arlington Elementary

Susan Howard
Collaborate Intentionally

Ms. Howard is a 20-year veteran with experience working with students from Kindergarten through 3rd grade. She currently serves as the K-2 Reading and Math Interventionist and the 3rd grade Reading Interventionist for AES. She is also a valued member of the leadership team as the current TEAM Facilitator. Ms. Howard collaborates intentionally with her teachers to ensure the best learning experiences for the students she serves. She works with her teachers to create innovative lessons for students during their intervention period, discusses concerns about student achievement and/or behavior, determine student progress and challenges, and offer collegial support and encouragement in the most constructive and positive way imaginable.

Ms. Howard strives to always be an outstanding support for new and experienced teachers, consistently visiting classrooms to check in on teachers while offering proven strategies to help others grow and develop.

Donelson Elementary

Rebecca Traywick
Be Resilient

Mrs. Traywick displays resiliency in her work each day at DES. She shows excitement in teaching our youngest bulldogs and works hard to meet each student’s individual needs. Mrs. Traywick also goes beyond the work in her own classroom to help the school grow in other ways, often volunteering her time to help with other initiatives such as the Garden Club. She is definitely a team player and always willing to help others. She mentors other teachers, and she encourages all the staff around her. DES loves Mrs. Traywick!

Arlington Middle

Elese Wilson
Collaborate Intentionally

Ms. Wilson has done an amazing job since she joined us at AMS three years ago. She is always willing to help and step in when needed if a colleague is absent or sick. She always does what is best for our kids, regardless of how much she is inconvenienced. She has a great attitude and is quick to greet everyone with a bright smile every day.

Ms. Wilson always tells everyone to "Have a Blessed Day," and she really means it. We appreciate Ms. Wilson for her energy, humility. She carries the type of personality that makes our school and district really great!

Arlington High

Suzanne Glass
Collaborate Intentionally

Ms. Glass demonstrates exemplary strategies and valuable contributions within her PLC. She has seamlessly integrated into the fabric of AHS and her department, establishing a strong connection with her colleagues and truly becoming an integral member of the math faculty.

Mrs. Glass surpasses expectations by ensuring her students not only receive high-quality instruction but also by providing them with opportunities for success in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. She has created an atmosphere of genuine support, where students feel supported, are able to ask questions and explore their capabilities.