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Thanking Our Amazing Education Support Professionals

Education Support Professionals Week is March 11 - 15, and we're shining a light on the backbone of OSD - our support staff. We want to celebrate and thank all our paraeducators, custodians, bus drivers, nutrition services staff, office staff, school nurses, facilities and grounds crew, maintenance and operations staff, recess monitors, technology staff, and safety and security for all their hard work and impact they have on our students and schools.

We're excited to highlight some of our education support professionals throughout our district:

Wayne Parr


Wayne does outstanding work for our Technology Department. One of Wayne's remarkable achievements has been his role in guiding STEM students in creating a drone for a school competition. His guidance and support have not only helped students develop valuable skills in engineering and technology but also instilled in them a sense of confidence and accomplishment. Wayne's commitment to excellence and his ability to inspire and motivate students are truly commendable. His efforts have significantly contributed to the success of our tech department and the overall academic growth of our students. Thank you, Wayne, for your exceptional work and unwavering dedication. We are grateful to have you as a valuable member of our team!" - Matt Hundven, Director of Technology

Anthony Conger


"Anthony is more than our mechanic in the Transportation Department. He is a jack-of-all-trades and is willing to jump in and help when he is needed. Not only does he do an excellent job of servicing our fleet of buses, vans and maintenance trucks, Anthony also steps in as dispatch, bus driver and traffic control. He rescues drivers when they break down and continuously takes care of all the little things we need done on a daily basis. He makes a great Santa too! We appreciate you Anthony!" - Megan Gentili, Director of Transportation

Erika Parke


"Ericka is a fantastic team player that joined our Nutrition Service's Team at Orting Middle School this year after serving many years in our Orting Elementary School's kitchen. Ericka is known in our department for her hard work, and fun personality. She is kind and positive to both our students and staff, and is willing to jump in with both feet wherever we need her!" - Cassie Cornelius, Director of Nutrition Services 

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While we had asked our Director of Facilities Curtis Nybo to highlight one of his team members, he couldn’t just select one. Our facilities team are an integral part of keeping our schools and buildings safe, clean, and running. Thank you, facilities team! 


Posted 3/14/2024