November 2020 Staff of the Month
Mr. Forquer is always willing to help. He has his kids experience what they are learning about...I have been in his room when they were eating bugs. Even when faced with a challenge, he is always looking for a thoughtful, useful solution. He is knowledgeable and willing to share his knowledge with anyone that needs help. He is a student-centered teacher and huge support for students. He has been hugely impactful in this new technology role. He is always willing to go out and find new tools for staff to use. His colleagues describe him as helpful, smart, student-centered.Ms. Cantrell is a one-of-a-kind registrar who goes beyond her job description to help and advocate for students. She pushed a lot of students to do their best and take every opportunity given to them. She supports teachers. She has been instrumental in the success of SHS summer school and Night School because of her flexibility, dedication, and genuine care for students. She consistently responds to any requests that would help stallions succeed academically and in life through her support and structure she provides as a registrar. Her colleagues describe her as compassionate, excellent, and influential!Mr. Delahoy's peers stated he exemplifies what great teaching should be. He engages all his students in the content. He makes learning Science interesting fun. He respects all cultures and backgrounds when teaching. He connects well with the students. He really does go above and beyond for his students. He is described by his colleagues as kind, fun, driven, and hardworking!Ms. Cuprill is very caring towards her students and wants the best for them. One can also see the dedication in her job and how she wants to learn more and become more effective as a teacher. She always has a smile on her face (it is evident despite masks!). She engages her students with humor and helps make them feel comfortable. She is always willing to work with others and to learn from them. Her commitment and care for the students encourage others to do the same. Her colleagues describe her as kind, fun, goofy (in a good way!)
October 2020 Staff of the Month
Mr. John Lauron
Mr. Lauron does a phenomenal job of taking care of his students. Mr. Lauron wants to challenge all of his students, but he does this in a very caring way. Many of his students have made significant academic improvements due to his case management and assistance. He teaches math with high energy while overseeing our SPED department and assisting with Night School. He shows outstanding leadership and is always willing to help.
His peers describe him as Dedicated, empathetic, persistent, is Simply the Best!
John is an immigrant from the Philippines. Before joining Harrison School District 2 in November of 2015, he taught Science and Social Involvement. He now serves as a Special Education Math teacher.
John obtained his Bachelor of Science in Physics for Teachers from the Philippine Normal University in 2001. He finished his Masters of Physics in 2011. He also has a Master's degree in International Studies, a Master of Arts in Special EducationHe is currently, he is taking Education Specialist (EdS) in Educational Leadership and SPED Administration. John is indeed a lifelong-learner and genuinely enjoys studying.
When he is not in school, he travels around the USA with his wife, Marcelle. He has visited about 35 states in the United States of America and more than 40 major cities.
Ms. Hewitt has played a huge part in assisting our staff with technology this year. She always makes herself available to staff. Her willingness to aid the staff is expanding the tools available to teach students. She gives a lot of her time to students and staff and always does so with kindness. Ms. Hewitt shows her Stallion Pride by displaying her willingness to support the staff and advance the school. She is an all-around super stallion.
Her peers describe her as…. Nice, Dependable, and Knowledgeable.
She is the child of a miner, so she spent most of her childhood moving from small town to small town before landing in Central New York. She studied Math and Physics Adolescent Education at SUNY Cortland and has a master's in Instructional Design. She has worked her whole career at Sierra High School, except for a tiny stint as a third-grade teacher.
She believes in providing students with educational experiences that teach them content and personal responsibility. She also believes that building and improving the school culture requires staff that is willing to work through a troubled time.
She currently lives on a small farm, and she spends most of her time tending to her chickens, goats, and llamas. Ashley, her husband, and dogs like travel and camp in their camper van during breaks.
Ms. Noone is a positive light at Sierra High School. She is solution-oriented and helps the students to learn to do the same. Ms. Noone works hard every day to build relationships with her students and never lets them give up. Ms. Noone prides herself on encouraging others to be their best by always being her best. She looks out for her fellow teachers and tries to keep everyone in good spirits, which is much needed this year. She will talk to anyone and try to make their days better, regardless of how her day is going. She's a great teacher and an even greater person.
Ms. Noone's peers describe her as a positive, inspiring, dedicated, and the most amazing person.
Megan Noone was raised in North Augusta, SC. She attended the College of Charleston in Charleston SC, where she earned a BS in Physical Education and a BS in Athletic Training in 2012. Megan also earned her MS in Health Promotion in 2014. She moved to Colorado in July 2015 to be with her husband, who is stationed at Fort Carson. She began working at Sierra High School as the Athletic Trainer in 2015 and transitioned into teaching health in 2018.
Since beginning her time at Sierra, the students, staff, and community have found a special place in her heart, and Sierra feels more at home than anywhere else she has worked. Ms. Noone believes that creating relationships is one of the most important parts of teaching because students need to know that they matter and that they are important. She also believes that every student wants to learn and deserves the opportunity to learn something new.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband, Isaac, and her daughter, Raegan. She loves snowboarding during the winter and camping the rest of the time. Megan also loves crafting and surprising people with small gifts to brighten their days.
Mr. Johnson has stepped in as a long-term substitute in a difficult year. Despite some obstacles, he to be here to support our students. He is great at communicating with students and has established so many relationships with students that have motivated them to do their work. He brings positivity and humor to build up morale. His ability to develop relationships with people makes him an asset to our school. Mr. Johnson is very involved with all that goes on at Sierra. Each day he comes to school, he brings out the Sierra Spirit. His peers describe him as affable, dedicated, and Humble.
Walt Johnson was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado Christian University, and two Associate of Arts degrees.
He is a proud Air Force retiree with over 20 years of service to our country. He has served as a guest teacher for seven years.
He is a firm believer in giving back to his community, which is why he chose to become a guest teacher. He believes that today's young people will be well equipped to take on tomorrow's challenges if people like himself will teach them what they know so that they don't have to learn as many lessons from the school of hard knocks he had to learn. His favorite motto is "Good, Better, Best. Never let it rest. Until the good gets better and the better is the best!!!!!
Outside of work, his favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife, who he has been with since they were both teenagers. He also enjoys his part-time profession, photography, and part-time work as a journalist for the military newspapers in Colorado Springs.