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JPPSS Announces Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year

The Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) named its Outstanding School Support Employees of the Year. The 2016-17 winners are Mildred Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos, Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young, and Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson, Jr.

“It takes a multitude of professionals to build the right environment for student success,” said JPPSS Superintendent Isaac G. Joseph. “These three individuals represent the very best of the many valuable employees who support our students, teachers, and administrators. I want to thank them for the important role they play in creating an enriching school experience.”

JPPSS Outstanding School Support Employee of the Year elementary school winner Darlleny Santos of Mildred Harris Elementary

Harris Elementary ESL paraprofessional Darlleny Santos seeks to impact her school as a leader in the school and the community. She is viewed as someone who possesses a contagious creative demeanor and is always eager to take on new roles. Along with her responsibilities in the classroom, she is a member of the PTO and edits the newsletter.

“Ms. Santos pursues all opportunities to build communications skills between the school and community by promoting parental involvement and contact,” said Harris Elementary principal Leigh Ann Chiasson. “Anyone in Darlleny’s presence can quickly see her love for teaching and learning.”

JPPSS Outstanding School Support Employee of the Year middle school winner Ariel Young of Marrero Middle.

 

Marrero Middle accounts clerk Ariel Young is also known for going well beyond her job description. She coaches the school’s volleyball team, helps coordinate PBIS activities on campus, organizes fundraising events, and is a go-to person when seeking assistance with after-school activities.

“Over the years, Ms. Young has developed relationships with our students, parents, and co-workers,” said Marrero Middle principal Christina Conforto. “She is known for her kindness and hard work.”

JPPSS Outstanding School Support Employee of the Year high school winner Farrel Williamson, Jr of Thomas Jefferson High

Thomas Jefferson High plant manager Farrel Williamson , Jr. is an efficient leader with high quality standards and a keen attention to detail. He’s implemented a team approach to maintaining the grounds of his campus that’s earned the respect of his staff and his supervisors.

“I understand the value of a safe, clean, orderly learning environment,” said Thomas Jefferson High principal Andrew Vincent. “Mr. Williamson and his team selflessly provide this environment for our teachers and students on a daily basis. I am grateful for all of Mr. Williamson’s contributions to our school, and I am honored to have him as a member of our staff.”

The Outstanding School Support Employee Awards Program is run by the Louisiana Department of Education and provides an opportunity to honor an outstanding employee at the elementary, middle/junior high, and high school levels who supports and provides leadership in the operation of non-instructional activities within the school year.