October 2013: Courage

Character Education winners for October 2013: Courage

I would like to nominate Jennifer Morgan for adult of the month for courage. As a special education teacher Jennifer works with children that have special needs and disabilities. She teaches students in a small group settings and she teaches them on each student's individual level.

Outside of school Jennifer's father lives with her and he has dementia. She is in charge of everything he needs like scheduling him to go to the adult day care program, transportation, and all his daily needs.

When her son had a car wreck leaving him unable to care for himself Jennifer did what any mother would do and she took care of her son. She devoted all of her time and energy to her son. She had to help him with all of his daily needs.
Jennifer continues to care for her father and son and often times she only gets a couple hours of sleep at night but she is at work the next day devoting herself to her students. Courage is being able to withstand difficulty and Jennifer is a true example of courage.


Krista Yow is a new student to SES this year. She moved here from out of state and did not know a single person at our school.
However, she came in on the first day with a smile on her face and a positive, bright attitude. She immediately started doing whatever was asked of her and doing it with 100% effort. She made a point to talk to other students and began making friends immediately. She is not afraid to try something new and is not someone who follows others just to be in with the group. She has her own ideas and expresses her opinions very softly and quietly, but with determination.

She also is one of Mrs. Pierce’s workers who tutors in the lower grades. She has become a wonderful asset to my class and a great friend to her classmates.

It takes a lot of courage to come to a new place and excel both academically and socially. I am so happy to have her as part of our 5th grade population.


Kindergarten                        First grade                     Second grade
Luke Turpen Mari Enriquez Jason Kinnear

Third grade                        Fourth grade                    Fifth grade

Rosa Perez Vilma Morales Haley Grant

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