Maple Lake support staff recognized

Heidi Goelz, second from left, and Margie Isaacson, second from right, were honored at the third annual Leadership in Educational Excellence support staff event hosted by Resource Training and Solutions. Goelz, who works in the district office, and Isaacson, a paraprofessional at Maple Lake Elementary, are pictured with Maple Lake High School Principal Dave Hansen, Resource Executive Director Robert Cavanaugh, Maple Lake Superintendent Mark Redemske and MLE Principal Kris Harlan. “Margie is so deserving of this award,” Harlan said. “Not only is she a valuable paraprofessional who works with great patience and kindness with our special education students, but she does a thousand other things for our school community. She serves as the representative for our paraprofessional group on our Building Leadership Team. She also volunteered to be trained with our original group in 2006 on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and has remained an active member on our PBIS team ever since. She willingly supervises fifth- and sixth-grade lunch each year. Margie cares about the students and the staff she works with and works tirelessly to contribute to making MLE a great place to work and to learn.” Hansen said, “Heidi Goelz is a well-deserving recipient of the support staff LEEA award. Heidi is a problem-solver in our district and does her best to help and support other staff members. She always has a smile on her face and a great laugh that puts others at ease and makes a great work atmosphere. Thanks, Heidi, for your dedication to and support of Maple Lake Public Schools.”