Marie Szymcik was nominated by her principal, Audrey Salzmann.
Mrs. Szymcik has dedicated over 30 years to the Monadnock Regional School District. In this time, she has filled many roles. She has worked as a technology integrationist and classroom teacher. She has also served as president of the Monadnock District Education Association.
In the classroom, Mrs. Szymcik supported her school when they when to a 1:1 Chromebook program for students. She takes the initiative to learn new programs and tools, and she shares her expertise with her colleagues. She is willing to help anyone who needs the support.
Over the years, Mrs. Szymcik has supported numerous pre-service teachers with course work and student teaching. She is a strong, professional mentor for college students.
Mrs. Szymcik has taken the lead on numerous contract negotiations. She works to keep everyone informed and considers all aspects. She speaks for what she believes is in the best interest of students, staff, and the district.
Mrs. Szymcik gave up her entire Memorial Day weekend for over 20 years to support students in the New Hampshire Dance Institute. She also worked with the program each week to help students prepare for the show. She helped design and make costumes. This extra-curricular opportunity is the highlight of the year for many students.
"Marie often finds herself in situation that require confidence. She can always be counted on," said Salzmann. "Most importantly, Marie works to build relationships with all stakeholders to do what is best for our school district."