2015 Classified Employee of the Year: Lynn Myers

At Convention this year, PSE’s highest honors were awarded to deserving classified and higher education employees. PSE’s best and brightest were recognized, but none was more deserving than Mead Paraeducator Lynn Myers, who was named 2015’s PSE Classified Employee of the Year.

“She is such a mentor to other PSE members,” said colleague Yolanda Dooley, who nominated Lynn for this honor. “I don’t think I would be involved in the union as much as I am if it weren’t for her.”

“She is a stable, steady union supporter,” added Zone 2 Director and Awards Committee Chair Charlotte Shindler. “She is able to relay the mission of PSE, the guidelines of PSE, what the members’ benefits are, and then she explains how you have to be a part of the process. She’s activated several members in PSE. She’s made them an advocate for the union.”

An active member for over 20 years, Lynn isn’t just an advocate for her colleagues. Her dedication to her students represents ALL public school employees in this state with distinction.

“In all my years of teaching, I have never seen, or worked alongside, such a dedicated paraeducator,” said Darren Nelson, Principal of Mt. Spokane High School.

 

Mead School District Assistant Superintendent Ken Russell, PSE President Reen Doser, Classified Employee of the Year Lynn Myers, Awards Chair Charlotte Shindler, PSE Secretary Deb Nutt and Mt. Spokane HS Principal Darren Nelson.

Mead School District Assistant Superintendent Ken Russell, PSE President Reen Doser, Classified Employee of the Year Lynn Myers, Awards Chair Charlotte Shindler, PSE Secretary Deb Nutt and Mt. Spokane HS Principal Darren Nelson.

“Her positive attitude, sense of humor, and personality are contagious and prevalent in all of the staff and students she comes into contact with.”
Many of her students lovingly refer to her as “Grandma,” a term she takes great pride in. She touches the lives of around 60 students each day, and makes sure that they are discovering their full potential, even if that can be difficult at times.

“You’ve helped me succeed when I really wanted to give up, and you taught me the right way,” said Tyler J., one of Lynn’s students.

“Your work ethic, dedication to excellence in every task, and the positive impact you have on students and the community distinguishes you among all fifty-thousand public school classified support staff across our state,” said Charlotte Shindler at our annual awards banquet before presenting Lynn with her award.

“It’s just overwhelming,” said Classified Employee of the Year Lynn Myers. “This is something that is a huge honor. I just never thought that I would be in that position. There’s so many deserving people, and I don’t really feel that I’m more deserving than anyone else. I’m just me.”

Congratulations Lynn! Click here for all the pictures from our awards banquet on Saturday, July 25th 2015.

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