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CHURUBUSCO â A quote seen at Smith-Green Community Schools reads, âLeaders are like eagles. They donât flock â you find them one at a time.â Mondayâs school board meeting focused on âSpotlight on Successâ recognizing several great leaders and proving that sometimes, Eagles do flock.
Lee Etzler, Zach Dock, Paul Sade, Clint Davis, Todd Lortie, Nate Wright, John Schmidt and Kyle Monk of the high school football coaching staff were recognized for not just being great coaches, but for their direction and life lessons offered to young athletes.
Phil Allen, a teacher at SGCS, received an award for âTeacher of the Month.â Allen is credited by his peers for turning Churubusco Junior-Senior High Schoolâs FFA around from âjust another club kids participated in to say they did it.â
He has brought state and national recognition to Churubuscoâs chapter. According to SGCS staff, Allen teaches his classes valuable skills, and his students perform routine maintenance on mowers, snow blowers and weed trimmers for community members.
Breann Brown, another SGCS teacher, was also recognized as âTeacher of the Monthâ for her positive attitude and organizational skills, especially in conjunction with the âCharacter Counts!â program.
Interim Superintendent Ralph Bailey also received surprise recognition for his leadership. His peers spoke of the joys in working with him, his dedication to the school and the children.
They also shared what a great role model he has been in his time at SGCS. With an appreciative chuckle, Bailey said jokingly, âIâd like to meet this man youâre all talking about.â
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