As the daffodils bloom and the skies turn blue, it is easy to see that Spring has finally sprung! Who better to be in out Employee Spotlight for the month of March than our very own bright, warm-as-sunshine, Jessica Deeter – or as Wendy affectionately calls her, “Jellica”.
Jessica is one of those wonderful young people that started her career here as a part0time Recreation ASsistant. In August, 2011, while she was still a student at KSU, she came on board. After graduating with a degree in Liberal Studies in 2012, Jessica accepted our offer as Assistant Recreation Director – an later (2015) became the Practical Academics Teacher position. This seems to be a perfect fit for her.
Jessica’s enthusiasm, creativity and positive energy is a joy to watch in the classroom, with her correspondents and as a Special Olympics coach.
Jessica says her favorite memory was her first month-long Halloween celebration at Stewart Home & School – commenting that all of the activities the school plans for the whole month of October is just amazing.
Jessica says the biggest change she has seen since coming to Stewart Home & School is the campus itself. Its aesthetics are continually evolving and modernizing to our students’ needs – new gym floor, the gorgeous gazebo at Redmon Hall, etc. Jessica says the one thing that will never change is that we are always providing a safe, fun and active learning space for our wonderful students.
Jessica enjoys spending her time away from work with her family in Richmond, KY. We share with Jessica’s family the anticipation and excitement of the birth of her first child due next month.
Jessica believes that is she had not come to work at Stewart Home & School, she would have been teaching in the public school system, We are thrilled she chose us to share her love of teaching. Her love for our students shows in everything she does.
The following quote comes to mind when thinking of Jessica. “The fragrance of flowers spread only in the direction of the wind, but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.” It has been my pleasure to honor Jessica as the March Employee Spotlight!
– written by Superintendent David Sellwood