EMPLOYEE Spotlight

Ashley Grein

“Mrs. Grein is always so positive & goes above and beyond to meet the academic & social emotional needs of her students. She does an amazing job fostering a welcoming, safe & loving learning environment! Her smile around the building brings so much joy to others.”

- May — Ashley Grein

Jennifer Koetting

“Jenn is always so positive and has a smile on her face. She is incredibly kind and patient with her preschool students and makes them feel right at home. She greets students in the morning and comforts them when sad after being dropped off. Thank you for all that you do!"

- May — Jennifer Koetting

Julie Schilly

“Each day, she greets everyone with a smile & a friendly hello in the breakfast / lunch line! She asks their day, exuding kindness & positivity. When you’re having an off day & someone reaches out with a kind word, it can really turn it around. We so appreciate you!"

- April — Julie Schilly

Makayla Bader

“Mrs. Bader creates welcoming and safe classroom environment for students. She builds relationships with her all of her students and is always ready to help other teachers. We love bouncing ideas off of her and creating a plan together. She is a great friend and teacher!”

- April — Makayla Bader

Bailey McKlin

“Bailey is amazing. She is always smiling and is a pleasure to work with. Bailey is always such a blessing first thing in the morning- she is so excited to see everyone and makes sure everyone feels welcome and special as they enter our school! Thank you, Bailey, for starting our day so bright! Thanks for all you do. We are so lucky to have you!”

- March — Bailey McKlin

Paige Naeger

“Paige took on a new role in 5th Grade this year, along with taking on co-teaching. She is totally rocking it & creates lessons that are engaging & keep the students learning. She is so willing to accommodate other teachers & students, & she builds positive relationships with her students & other staff members. Paige has taken this all head-on & is doing an amazing job!”

- March — Paige Naeger

Tyne Huck

“Mrs. Huck is wonderful to work with—she is a great friend and a great co-worker! She wants the best for each and every student. She has gone out of her way to help students who are not in her class and helps teachers prepare and plan for students in their class. She works hard and does so much for her students. Thank you, Mrs. Huck, for all you do at BLE!”

- February — Tyne Huck

Lori Gegg

“We love how Nurse Lori has jumped in! She took the initiative to organize a lead group this year, and that group is doing great things, including giving presenting in classrooms! Nurse Lori reaches out about student concerns, and she is full of ideas and wants to partner to help kids. We am very glad she is at BLE!”

- February — Lori Gegg

Kristi Byington

“Mrs. Byington is such a great co-worker and has made our transition back to school so easy and made sure we had everything we need to start the first week. She also worked so hard this past year and over the summer to make sure our ELA curriculum was ready to go!”

- December — Kristi Byington

Darla Bahr

“We have the best secretaries! They are in the frontline every single day, supporting everyone — our administrators, teachers and staff, parents and students. We appreciate them both! Thank you for everything you do for BLE!”

- December — Darla Bahr

Friend of BLE Hope Dougherty

Our first Friend of BLE for the 23-24 school year is Hope Dougherty, our PTO president. She has done so much for our school in so little time in her position, organizing and planning many fun new events and fundraisers, and getting other families involved!"

- Friend of BLE Hope Dougherty

Lynette Pfaff

“Ms. Pfaff tackled the new testing initiatives and is sharing her knowledge with everyone. She spends hours of her own time entering data & finding answers to our questions. No matter the obstacles, she comes to school each day with a smile. We appreciate all that she does!"

- November — Lynette Pfaff

Julie Meyrose

“Mrs. Meyrose has stepped right into her new position so fabulously and has been a great addition to BLE. Her kindness makes students feel right at home. Mrs. Meyrose shows great initiative and is willing to try new things with students. We are so grateful for her!”

- November — Julie Meyrose

Nichole Cyr

“Mrs. Nichole Cyr is always ready to lend a hand when a coworker might need it. She genuinely cares about her co-workers. She also got our first building potluck organized! She makes the culture strong at BLE, and we are so lucky to have her!”

- October — Nichole Cyr

Michelle Bader

“Michelle worked hard all summer making sure our school was in the best condition. Her hard work does not go unnoticed! She is also always so happy and helpful with staff and students. Michelle puts in time over and above her normal work schedule. We are so lucky to have her

- October — Michelle Bader

Michelle Grigaitis

“Mrs. G is always helping out where ever she may be needed. She has an infectious positive attitude and is always exuding patience. She is supportive of her students’ progress and celebrates their successes. We are so lucky to have Mrs. G at BLE!”

- September — Michelle Grigaitis

Dana Palmer

“Mrs. Palmer shines at BLE! She is a great team member and friend. She is wonderful to work with and is a huge asset to our team. Dana is always smiling while doing what needs to be done to support her students and help others. BLE is lucky to have her!”

- September — Dana Palmer