Our school district’s School Secretaries were treated to a catered lunch on Friday, January 14. The luncheon thanked and honored the people who make our schools’ front offices welcoming and efficient.
School secretaries' responsibilities are varied and extensive. They answer the main office phones. They manage students’ attendance records. They serve as executive assistants to the school principals---controlling the main entrances---assisting visiting parents and community members. And as if all that is not enough, they fill in when the school nurse or social worker is serving students at another building.
Reaching Heights’ staff and Board of Directors hosted the luncheon to honor these people who are multi-talented and highly valued by their schools. Much wisdom and experience came with the folks who were celebrated at this event.
"We shared a lovely lunch and discussed common concerns and best practices," explained Lisa Hunt, Assistant Director of Reaching Heights. "It was nice to meet the new School Secretaries and get reacquainted with the secretaries who have been in our district for many years whom I have known from their voices. Now I know their faces."
The School Secretaries Luncheon is part of Reaching Heights’ expanded Thank-A-Teacher program. We at Reaching Heights invite you to share words of appreciation to a teacher, coach, secretary, bus driver, custodian, or any other school employee who makes a positive difference in our schools.
When you send your words of gratitude with a donation to Reaching Heights, we will create a large card to present to the person you want to honor. We’ll also tell the school’s principal and the district’s superintendent about the teacher or staff person you have honored through Thank-a-Teacher. Click here for Thank-A-Teacher online form.