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Employee Spotlight Janelle Mock May 2024

SHSD loves to acknowledge the exceptional work of our staff, whose dedication creates caring and safe environments for our students. Each month, we will shine a spotlight on individual staff members who go above and beyond in their care for our students, families, and staff.

At this month's school board meeting, Steilacoom High School teacher Janelle Mock was recognized for living SHS's staff ideals of Fostering Resilience and Reciprocating Grace. Janelle elevates student voice and you'll see her student's work highlighted all over the school. Just this year she has had a student visit Washington DC in recognition of art created under her tutelage, as well as spearheading an idea to recognize our native students through their stories and cultural art pieces. In her classroom, students of all abilities are engaged and smiling. With Janelle, our students express themselves and explore elements of their young adult lives that they are often unable to reveal in other classrooms. Janelle is engaged with our community and supports student activities across our entire district. Principal Jake Tyrrell shared, "I'm so glad to have her kindness and leadership on our campus!"