BATESVILLE – February 21, 2017 – Shelley Pfitzner, Speech Teacher/Pathologist at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School, was named Tuesday as the February 2017 recipient of the “Citizens Bank Above & Beyond Award” for the Batesville School District. The presentation was made at the School Board’s meeting at the Batesville Junior High School.
The Above & Beyond program, created in 2012 by the bank and the district, recognizes employees for exceptional service to students, parents, their school, peers and the district.
Anyone employed by the Batesville School District may be nominated by their peers by submitting a nomination form to their school office. Each month’s recipient is selected from the nominations and announced at a Batesville School Board meeting. The award includes a certificate from the Board, and a $25 gift card and 20-ounce RTIC tumbler from Citizens Bank.
Twenty 20 nominations were received for Ms. Pfitzner from Eagle Mountain staff members, who referred to her as “amazing” and “awesome,” and praised her dedication to her students’ success. Some of their verbatim comments included:
- “Shelley is a vital part of our team. She shares her expertise with teachers, and cares for her students’ academic and mental health.”
- “Her interaction with her students is amazing.”
- Shelley has the biggest heart! She performs many random acts of kindness.”
- “She is always willing to provide teachers with ways to adjust instruction so her students can reach academic success.”