CHAMPions

  • CHCCS CHAMPion

    CHAMP=Celebrating Heroes and
    Magnificent People

    Please nominate a deserving student or staff member and tell us how they are making a difference as a CHCCS CHAMPion! Honorees receive a CHAMPion totebag, t-shirt, journal, water bottle, stress ball and a personal note from Superintendent Nyah Hamlett.  To nominate someone, please use this link.

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Meet Our CHAMPions for 2021-2022

  • Lay Po, Head Custodian at Lincoln Center

    Posted by CHCCS on 5/17/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Congratulations to Lay Po, Head Custodian at Lincoln Center, one of three employees from Operations nominated by Executive Director of Capital & Facilities, Eric Allen. Bobby Woodard and Stevie Crownson were also recognized. Bobby was featured in April and Stevie will be featured in a future CHAMPions post. They received their CHAMPions award at the April 21 Board of Education meeting.

    Mr. Allen said of the trio, “These three gentlemen display the character that embodies what school districts should be about. They are extremely hardworking. Everyday they exhibit the servitude that is required of everyone in the arena of public education. They do not complete tasks for individual praise but for the betterment of the students and the district. In my time here in CHCCS, I have received emails from principals, teachers and community members highlighting the great things that these men accomplish on a daily basis. CHCCS would not be as great as it is without these gentlemen.” 

    Mr. Po’s began his career at CHCCS as a custodian at Carrboro Elementary School. He transferred to Lincoln Center as the Head Custodian at Mr. Woodard’s urging.

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  • Agnes Bernasconi, First Grade Teacher at Rashkis Elementary

    Posted by CHCCS on 5/16/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Julie Werry states, “‘Mrs. B’ as she is called is an amazing CHAMPion teacher! She is intentional about meeting every student where they are and emphasizing their strengths while at the same time gracefully addressing their challenge areas. She takes time to recognize students for the wonderful connections they are making to what they are studying. She takes pleasure in seeing that what her students learn in the classroom carries beyond the walls of the building and impacts them in their own worlds. She is a wonderful person, teacher and mentor especially during these times! My family is grateful to her and has relied on her heavily!”

    Whitney and John Martin added, “Ms. Bernasconi leads her 1st grade class with incredible enthusiasm, grace and compassion. Each day she points out ways she ‘made a mistake’ or is ‘learning new things’ so that her classroom is a place of courage and growth. I can think of countless days that her leadership lifted up my daughter and also myself.”

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  • Bobby Woodard, CHCCS Custodial Supervisor

    Posted by CHCCS on 4/29/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Bobby Woodard

    Congratulations to Bobby Woodard, CHCCS Custodial Supervisor, one of three employees from Operations nominated by Executive Director of Capital & Facilities Eric Allen. Lay Po and Stevie Crownson were also recognized and will be featured in future CHAMPions posts.

    They received their CHAMPions award at the April 21 Board of Education meeting. Mr. Allen said of the trio, “These three gentlemen display the character that embodies what school districts should be about. They are extremely hardworking. Everyday they exhibit the servitude that is required of everyone in the arena of public education. They do not complete tasks for individual praise but for the betterment of the students and the district. In my time here in CHCCS, I have received emails from principals, teachers and community members highlighting the great things that these men accomplish on a daily basis. CHCCS would not be as great as it is without these gentlemen.” 

    Mr. Woodard’s first position at CHCCS was as Head Custodian at Glenwood Elementary School before transferring to Facilities and Maintenance in Central Office. He is in his 27th year of service!

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  • Samaria Brady, Bookkeeper at McDougle Elementary

    Posted by CHCCS on 4/28/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Samaria Brady

    Congratulations to Samaria Brady, Bookkeeper at McDougle Elementary School, nominated by Principal Aisha Howard. “Mrs. Brady goes above and beyond in all that she does. She is so many things to so many people in our building. From bookkeeper (which is the job for which she is hired) to Spanish interpreter and carpet shampooer, Sam does it all. She has the most pleasant attitude and is always eager to serve the whole school where and whenever there is a need. We are so grateful to have her on our team. She is dynamic!”

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  • Christine Lippy, Science Teacher at McDougle Middle

    Posted by CHCCS on 4/27/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Christine Lippy

    Congratulations to Christine Lippy, Science Teacher at McDougle Middle School, today’s CHCCS CHAMPion! Christine was nominated by CHCCS parent Deb Reisinger. 

    “Christine Lippy embodies all the traits of a stellar educator. She is knowledgeable, approachable, and flexible. Warm and welcoming to all of her students, she makes kids feel comfortable enough to ask questions (not easy for most middle schoolers!) - and when she notices that they remain shy, she reaches out to them. This effort to identify and include her students demonstrates how she tries to engage with the whole person, and not just a face on a screen, or a body in a room for an hour. From a parent's perspective, we loved her willingness to listen and to support our child during what will surely go down as one of the most challenging times in educational history.”

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  • Jennifer Marquis, Family and Consumer Sciences CTE Teacher at Phillips Middle

    Posted by CHCCS on 4/26/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Jennifer Marquis

    Congratulations to Jennifer Marquis, Family and Consumer Sciences CTE Teacher at Phillips Middle School, today’s CHCCS CHAMPion! Jennifer was nominated by Juliann Dean, EC Teacher at Phillips. “Ms. Marquis designed fabric safety curtains for all of the windows in our classroom doors here at Phillips. This involved not just the sewing, but figuring out how they could be built to open and close quickly in an emergency. She then turned it into a sewing project that her Family Consumer Sciences classes sewed for all the teachers. They are now being installed on our doors and are not only beautiful, but she thought of the tiniest details with the design. 

    The students learned the valuable lesson of creating a project to help others and this project saved the school money compared to having a company install curtains (which also would not have looked as nice and these have a personal touch). Ms. Marquis is a consistently amazing teacher and goes above and beyond to include even the most reluctant and challenging students in her class. Nearly every student asks to be in her classes. All of us at Phillips are fortunate to have her as a colleague or teacher.”

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  • Ellen Royer, Kindergarten Teacher at Estes Hills Elementary

    Posted by CHCCS on 4/25/2022 7:00:00 AM

    Ellen Royer

    Congratulations to Ellen Royer, Kindergarten Teacher at Estes Hills Elementary School, today’s CHCCS CHAMPion! Ellen was nominated by CHCCS parent Christine Smith, “...for working full-time as a Kindergarten teacher, then taking on ALA classes after in-person classes to offer those at higher risk a safer place to learn.”

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