• Congratulations to our GASD Glows winners for January 2020

    Posted by Andrew Robinson on 1/21/2020

    GASD Glows January 2020

    Congratulations to our #GASDGlows Winners for January 2020! GASD Glows is a program that highlights Gettysburg’s greatest employees, volunteers and community partners. Awardees were nominated for embodying the district’s mission and vision statements. To nominate an employee, volunteer or community partner, go to gettysburg.k12.pa.us/glows. #GASDisGreat

    Laura has 2 daughters, one of which is still a student here at James Gettys. For the past 6+ years, she has been very active in James Gettys PTO and a parent helper in many classrooms. She continually is an integral part of the day to day aspects of the PTO and can be found doing the background work for many of the fun activities our school provides for students and families. She is especially amazing during Teacher Appreciation week where she makes sure that the staff is fed well and, for several years, has provided us with amazing cakes! She is a talented lady who willingly shares those talents with us all throughout the year!

    Top left, from left: Andrew Robinson, Communications Coordinator; Laura Cosden, Volunteer and Ted Wells, James Gettys Elementary School Principal

    The district recently made a major change in our financial and personnel software, moving from an outdated platform to the cloud. This change required very extensive planning and pre-testing of our data so that everything transferred correctly and so we can take advantage of many new and helpful features. Over several months, these four key employees worked long hours and covered many topics, including data integrity, security and safety of the system and each of the individual users, and working closely with our software vendor to make sure everything was ready. They traveled several times to Lewisburg for day-long trainings, leaving here in the dark, and returning after dark in the evening. Moving all the District's modules at one time added to the workload, but was necessary to reduce confusion for our users. Not only did the transition go well, they were able to get our payroll out on time as well. To cap it off, they are all working closely with other employees who use the system to help them learn to use it efficiently. We are truly fortunate to have these dedicated and very capable people working with us in Gettysburg.

    Top right, from left: Brad Hunt, Retired Business Manager; Tricia Darnell, Accounting Secretary; Lisa Miller, Payroll Secretary; Tom Fortnum, Assistant Business Manager, Bobbi Weaver, Human Resources Assistant and Andrew Robinson, Communications Coordinator

    Adam Cordle is professor of Viola at Gettysburg College. He has his Doctorate from Eastman Conservatory- one of the top music schools in the nation. Since moving to Gettysburg 10 years ago, Adam has invested in the lives of our students by teaching private lessons, coaching chamber ensembles, coming in during the school day to work with the viola sections at all music levels, working with the orchestras on musicianship, holding Chamber Camps for our students and teaching students the value of commitment to their musical instrument. Adam teaches over 20 students from GASD and his students have become leaders in their musical ensembles. Adam coaches string duos, trios, quartets and quintets every Thursday. Last year, Adam flew three of our top high school students to Chicago to compete in a highly respected Chamber Music competition. He gives of his time and resources to make our GASD string students the best they can be. He uses the high school students as mentors to his younger students. The relationships formed are unique and beautiful. Young students look up to our teenagers and aspire to be like them. Adam has brought beauty, musicianship, respect, and love to our music community while teaching students the importance of music in their lives.

    Bottom, from left: Adam Cordell, Community Partner and Andrew Robinson, Communications Coordinator

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  • Congratulations to our GASD Glows winners for December 2019

    Posted by Andrew Robinson on 1/1/2020

    GASD Glows Winners December 2019

    Congratulations to our #GASDGlows Winners for December 2019! GASD Glows is a program that highlights Gettysburg’s greatest employees, volunteers and community partners. Awardees were nominated for embodying the district’s mission and vision statements.

    Top left, from left: Jeremy Lusk, high school principal; Karen Morris, high school nurse and Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator. Karen is awarded for the transition into her new role as the high school nurse

    Recently, Karen has faced some difficult cases in the health room, but really came through for the students by connecting and communicating with the families and community resources. Karen is truly making a difference in the lives of students each day.

    Top right, from left: Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator and Lesa Bird, Advancing Science/Gettysburg College. Valerie Stone, also with Advancing Science could not be present for the photo

    Lesa and Val are mobile educators through the Advancing Science program at Gettysburg College. They spend countless hours organizing materials and moving them all over the south-central PA area and to many of the Gettysburg Area Schools. 

    Bottom, from left: Jeremy Lusk, high school principal, Matt Heiser, coach and teacher and Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator

    Matt Heiser shows exemplary character both on and in the classroom. He provides extraordinary poise for students when they need it most. When the day is over, Coach Heiser doesn’t head home. He stays with the students, teaching them responsibility, loyalty, teamwork and most of all self-confidence and worth.

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  • Congratulations to our GASD Glows recipients for November 2019

    Posted by Andrew Robinson on 12/1/2019

    GASD Glows November 2019

    Congratulations to our #GASDGlows Winners for November 2019! GASD Glows is a program that highlights Gettysburg’s greatest employees, volunteers and community partners. Awardees were chosen for embodying the district’s mission and vision statements. To nominate an employee, volunteer or community partner, go to gettysburg.k12.pa.us/glows.

     

    Top, from left: Dr. Jason Perrin, superintendent; Jane Collins, superintendent's secretary and Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator. Jane received the award for her remarkable passion for helping others-- even going as far as giving her cell phone number out to co-workers to contact her on days she isn't at work.

     

    Bottom, from left: Asha Withers, high school academic support teacher; Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator and Colleen Muhl, intervention paraprofessional. Asha and Colleen were dually nominated for their work with high school students who need a little extra love and support as they work to meet academic expectations. These individuals provide care, support, attention and a little tough love when needed.

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  • Congratulations to our GASD Glows winners from October 2019

    Posted by Andrew Robinson on 10/1/2019

    GASD Glows October 2019 Winners

    Congratulations to our #GASDGlows Winners for October 2019! GASD Glows is a program that highlights Gettysburg’s greatest employees, volunteers and community partners. Awardees were nominated for embodying the district’s mission and vision statements. To nominate an employee, volunteer or community partner, go to gettysburg.k12.pa.us/glows#GASDisGreat

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  • Congratulations to our September 2019 GASD Glows recipients

    Posted by Andrew Robinson on 10/1/2019

    GASD Glows September 2019

    Congratulations to our #GASDGlows Winners for September 2019! GASD Glows is a program that highlights Gettysburg’s greatest employees, volunteers and community partners. Awardees were nominated for embodying the district’s mission and vision statements. To nominate an employee, volunteer or community partner, go to gettysburg.k12.pa.us/glows. #GASDisGreat


    Top, from left: Cathy Harner, substitute principal; Beth Page, volunteer and Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator

    Bottom left, from left: Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator and Linda Greeneltch, food service employee

    Bottom right, from left: Andrew Robinson, communications coordinator; Brienna Smith, community partner and Tamela McConaghy, human resources coordinator

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