Employees of the Month 2022-2023

January 2023

Congratulations to Melanie Murphy, Kluckhohn 1st grade teacher, who was awarded the LCS Foundation’s Employee of the Month for January.

Melanie joined the Kluckhohn staff in August 2005 as a 3rd grade teacher.  After one school year, she became a 1st grade teacher at Kluckhohn and has been teaching 1st grade since that time.

“Kluckhohn Elementary has many assets and Mrs. Melanie Murphy is surely one of them,” reads Melanie’s nomination.  “She builds a safe and caring environment for her students.”
Thank you, Mrs. Murphy, for your many years of caring for your first graders and their academic success.

December 2022

Congratulations to Jill Rutledge, middle school special education teacher, who was awarded the LCS Foundation’s Employee of the Month for December.

This is Jill’s 9th school year at the middle school. “She is a blessing to the students.” reads Jill’s nomination. “She is always looking for ways to make sure every student has a chance to succeed.”

Thank you, Jill, for going the extra mile.

November 2022

Congratulations to Bruce Spencer, teacher associate at Franklin Elementary, who was awarded the LCS Foundation’s Employee of the Month for November.

Bruce joined the Franklin staff in August 2020. “If you were to look up the word “team player” in the dictionary, Bruce Spencer’s name would be the first one listed”, reads Bruce’s nomination. “He goes out of his way to create relationships with not only the students he works with but also the other students in the classrooms he’s associated with”.

Thank you, Bruce, for making a positive impact on Frankin Elementary.

October 2022

Congratulations to Kim Petersen, Kluckhohn art teacher, who was awarded the LCS Foundation’s Employee of the Month for October.

This is Kim’s 15th school year teaching elementary art at Le Mars Community.

“She brings enthusiasm to students while teaching the Art curriculum,” reads Kim’s nomination.  “Students genuinely love when they realize that it is an ‘Art’ day,”

Thank you, Kim, for sharing your passion for art with our students.

September 2022

Congratulations to Amanda Becker who was awarded the LCS Foundation’s Employee of the Month for September.

This is Amanda’s fourth school year at Le Mars Community as a teacher associate at Clark Elementary.

“Amanda is a blessing to have at Clark,” reads her nomination. “She is reliable, respectful, and always willing to go above and beyond what is needed. She always has a positive outlook and is a great team player!”

Thank you, Amanda, for all you do for the students and teachers at Clark Elementary.