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December 2021 Commendations

On December 14, district leadership and the ICSD Board of Education recognized the extraordinary achievements of students and staff at the first Commendation Ceremony of the 2021-2022 school year. The purpose of the quarterly ceremonies is to celebrate the success of Team ICSD members who go above and beyond in the arts, athletics, and the community. Special recognition is also paid to individuals who embody the ICSD’s Culture of Love.


Congratulations to everyone recognized!
Culture of Love Awards
  • Jayshawn Padre (Beverly J. Martin Elementary student): Committed - Increased 8 book levels in one academic year
  • Harlee'Rae Gelinas Owens (Beverly J. Martin Elementary student): Committed - Model of strength and resiliency
  • Tzipora Glaser (elementary special education teacher): Committed - Always solution-oriented and focused, and always smiling
  • Samantha Little, Jackie Richardson, Corey Mitchell Sr., and Jason Trumble (IHS administrators): Committed, Selfless - Stepping in and stepping up during challenging times
  • Dave Buchner (DeWitt Middle School teacher): Committed, Selfless - Retiring after 28 years of coaching in the ICSD
  • Karen Jordan (IHS Dean of Students): Committed, Selfless - Always smiling and patient, despite taking on tremendous challenges