School: T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School
School District: RSU 56
City, State: Dixfield, ME
Music that Describes Lisa
Lisa Sanborn was nominated by her colleague, Stacey Gilbert.
A good secretary is the true "boss" of a school. Ms. Sanborn exemplifies this beyond words.
"I have been teaching for 20 years, but have only had the privilege of working with Lisa for two of those years," said Gilbert. "In this time, I have seen what a huge impact she has on our school, the staff and students. She is the first person you see when coming to our school, and she always greets everyone with a warm smile and friendly hello. Some students arrive at school and see her before going to the cafeteria just to say good morning. As a staff member, my morning doesn't feel complete unless I stop in to say hello to her."
Ms. Sanborn runs her school like a well oiled machine. She is on top of planning, organizing, preparing whatever is needed for staff meetings, assessments, fundraisers, and anything that needs to be done. She has often done it before other teachers can think about it. Even with a full plate in the office, she is willing to stop and assist you with whatever you need and doesn't seem to be stressed by it.
Ms. Sanborn is not only friendly, organized, and helpful, but a shining light for some of the most challenging students. She greets each student who is on the check in/check out behavior program in the morning to wish them a good day. She meets with them at the end of the day to see how things went. Often times, some students request to see her if they are having difficulty managing themselves in class. She makes students feel safe, loved and valued!
"I couldn't imagine where our school, staff and students would be without Lisa," said Gilbert. "She brings so much positive energy to our school and helps makes everything and everyone run smoothy. She deserves so much acknowledgement. Lisa is a LifeChanger!"