About Leslie Herrick

Leslie Herrick is a Dearborn City Councilwoman and Communications Specialist for the Dearborn Public Schools. She is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Congratulations 2018 Teacher of the Year Honorees

Congratulations to the 2018 Alberta Muirhead Teacher of the Year Students’ Choice Award winners! The annual event is held at the Performing Arts Center and sponsored by the Dearborn Area Chamber of Commerce and many local business partners.

This year’s winners were Teacher of the Year High School winner Dr. John Bayerl, Michael Berry Career Center; Middle School winner Peter Suni, Bryant Middle School; Elementary, Pre-K to 2nd grade winner Elizabeth Gutierrez, Geer Park Elementary; and Elementary grades 3-5 winner Maria Iuliano, Geer Park Elementary.  They were selected from hundreds of entries submitted by students. The nomination letters were filled with stories about how their teachers not only impacted their instruction but touched their lives.

In his comments to the audience gathered at the event Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko said, “Tonight four teachers will receive a well deserved acknowledgement of appreciation and excellence. They will be recognized because they are committed to educating our youth, expanding the horizons of students, and caring about the well being of children. Looking out upon the crowd gathered here, knowing several of these teachers, and observing many of them first hand… I know the selection committee must have had a very difficult time only picking four.”

He later went on to say that every teacher nominated has made a difference in the lives of their students. They make their classroom, their school and the district a place of quality learning for all students. He thanked all the teachers for their dedication to the profession of teaching and for being a part of the Dearborn Public Schools.

In the photo, from left: Dearborn Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Chair Phil Emma; Dearborn Chamber President Jackie Lovejoy; Teacher of the Year High School winner Dr. John Bayerl, Michael Berry Career Center; Middle School winner Peter Suni, Bryant Middle School; Elementary, Pre-K to 2nd grade winner Elizabeth Gutierrez, Geer Park Elementary; Elementary grades 3-5 winner Maria Iuliano, Geer Park Elementary; and Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D.

June 8 Edition of e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

Greetings!
Just in time for graduation and LOTS of things going on around Dearborn this weekend, here’s the latest edition of e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews!

Highlights in this issue: 

  • Congratulations graduating class of 2018!
  • DHS Interact Club promotes CDKL5 awareness & Walk Saturday, August 18 
  • Spaghetti dinner benefit for District employee Glenda Rice Saturday, June 9
  • Free Household Hazardous Waste Day at Henry Ford College Saturday, June 9
  • Free community Shred Day at DFCU  Saturday, June 9
  • Museum hosts free petting zoo & family fun at Arts, Animals & Awakenings, Saturday, June 9
  • Children’s Fishing Derby at Camp Dearborn Saturday, July 8
  • Dearborn Public Library finals weeks guidelines
  • Plus student successes, fun events across the District, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail to our general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.
Remember, you can always see past issues of e3 plust many other cool things like links to recent Dearborn Public Schools videos, on the Communications Blog!  You can sign up to receive an email summary of all the new content on the Communications Blog, too!  https://communications.dearbornschools.org/ 

Impact Awards Presented to Four Staff Members

The Dearborn Public Schools recently presented Impact awards to four District staff members who consistently go “above and beyond” to give students, families and colleagues a positive experience at school. The recipients were nominated by students, parents or co-workers for their exemplary work in roles outside of classroom teaching.

The Impact award was created to recognize staff members who work in a wide variety of positions as they contribute to a positive school environment but do not qualify for the more well known Teacher of the Year Award.

Each one of the Impact honorees has a reputation for demonstrating the District’s Core Values. They are consistently professional, personable and polite, positively affecting students, parents and other staff members as they work in the District.

The 2018 Impact award recipients are: Counselor Ibrahim Baydoun, Principal Veronica Jakubus, Building Engineer Miron Kurylyuk, and Paraprofessional Dawn Ruprecht.

Impact award recipient Ibrahim Baydoun is a Counselor at Edsel Ford High School. The student who nominated Mr. Baydoun explained that he is a very hard worker, listens to every student, and always tries to find solutions. When this student first arrived in the United States, Mr. Baydoun took extra time getting to know the student to make sure that the student’s schedule was correct and he had the classes he needed. The nominator added, “Many times the work Mr. Baydoun does requires him to stay late, far and above what he is expected to do.”

Impact award winner Long Elementary School Principal Veronica Jakubus was nominated by a parent who explained that she “can rest easy at work knowing that Ms. Jakubus is overseeing the school and keeping our son safe. She is constantly doing the little things to make the school a safe and better place.” The nominator noted that one day, Ms. Jakubus walked their son all the way home just so he could get the Valentines he left on the kitchen table that morning.

Impact award recipient Miron Kurylyuk, Building Engineer at the Michael Berry Career Center, “makes sure the building he works in is always safe, clean, and operating at peak efficiency” stated his nominator. “Whether shoveling snow in the blowing wind, picking up trash in the pouring rain, or mowing the lawn in the sweltering heat, his pride in the appearance of our building shows in his attitude, his work ethic, and his beloved building… No matter what the request, his answer is never ‘no,’ but always ‘whatever I can do to help.’”

A 31-year veteran of the District, Impact award winner Dawn Ruprecht is a Paraprofessional who assists students with significant cognitive impairments. Her nomination read, “Always working to the highest standards, Ms. Ruprecht exhibits compassion and love for her job at Michael Berry Career Center, defining the role of a paraprofessional.” Her nominator emphasized that Ms. Ruprecht is dedicated, knowledgeable and a consummate team player. “She treats each student with respect and she accepts all students’ diversities and learning differences in the classroom.”

At the Impact awards presentation during the Dearborn Education Foundation’s Green Tie Dinner, Superintendent Glenn Maleyko, Ph.D., stated, “Congratulations to all four of this year’s Impact award winners. We thank each of them for their service and dedication to the students in the Dearborn Public Schools. It is because of you that we are a successful district that always puts Students First, to Inspire, Educate, and Celebrate.”

The top 25 Impact award nominees were invited to attend the Dearborn Education Foundation’s Green Tie Dinner along with a guest. The four award winners each received a special Pewabic Pottery tile plaque and $500.

The Dearborn Public Schools thanked the Dearborn Education Foundation for making the Impact awards presentation part of their event and, most importantly, for all they do to support Dearborn students and teachers in the classroom.

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Photos attached:

First (top) Photo:  Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko presents an Impact award to Ibrahim Baydoun, a Counselor at Edsel Ford High School.

Second Photo: Dearborn Public Schools Executive Director of Student Achievement presents an Impact Award to Long Elementary School Principal Veronica Jakubus.

Third Photo: Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Glenn Maleyko presents an Impact award to Dawn Ruprecht, a Paraprofessional at Michael Berry Career Center.

May 24 Edition of e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

For your holiday weekend reading enjoyment, here’s the latest edition of e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews!
 

Highlights in this issue: 

  • Employee Impact award winners announced
  • Remembering Superintendent Brian Whiston
  • Youth Arts Festival and Student Art Show videos. Art show runs through May 29.
  • STEAM Vendor Expo Tuesday, June 5
  • Spaghetti dinner benefit for District employee Glenda Rice Saturday, June 9
  • Summer day camps for kids
  • Plus student successes, fun events across the District, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to the general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.
Remember, you can always see past issues of e3 plust many other cool things like links to recent Dearborn Public Schools videos, on the Communications Blog!  You can sign up to receive an email summary of all the new content on the Communications Blog, too!  https://communications.dearbornschools.org/ 

April 27 Edition of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Schools Employee News

Greetings Friends!
It’s been an extremely busy week with three events that involved every school in the District!  On Monday, we held our first Care To The CORE Day, with activities focused on caring and sharing at EVERY school. Wednesday, more than 800 students representing every school in the District participated in the Youth Arts Festival and opening of the City-wide Student Art Show at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. And Thursday, outstanding teachers from across the District attended the Teacher of the Year Awards, also at the Performing Arts Center.  We worked diligently to gather photos and write about the highlights about these activities and much more for you to enjoy and share through the April 26 edition of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews. Enjoy!

Highlights in this issue:

  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run, Saturday, April 28
  • Wrap-up Event for The Big Read Dearborn, 2 p.m., Saturday, April 28
  • Dearborn High Film Festival, May 9 & 10
  • Volunteers needed for May 12 Robotics Competition
  • 25+ Club Dinner, Friday, May 18
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner, Tuesday, May 22
  • Care to the Core Day photos in advance of highlights video at May 14 School Board Meeting
  • Photos and highlights of the Youth Arts Festival, Student Art Show Opening – Show runs through May 29
  • Teacher of the Year Award Winners
  • Edsel Ford Charity Week Raises $20,000 for good cause
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets to benefit Education Foundation available now
  • Plus student successes, fun events across the District, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to e3 Editor Leslie Herrick, herricl@dearbornschools.org or to our general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.
Cheers, from your District Communications team,
David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cable Supervisor, Video Production
Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

April 13 Edition of e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

Greetings Friends!
Here’s the April 13 edition of e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools employee enews.

Highlights in this issue:

  • Employee Impact! Award nomination forms AVAILABLE NOW. Nomination deadline Friday, April 20
  • Volunteers needed for May 12 Robotics Competition
  • Martian Marathon, Saturday, April 14
  • Care to the Core Day, Across the District, Monday, April 23
  • Free Health Fair at Salina, Tuesday, April 24
  • Youth Arts Festival, Student Art Show Opening & Music/Dance Performance, Free at the Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, April 25
  • Teacher of the Year Awards, Thursday, April 26
  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run, Saturday, April 28
  • Dearborn High Film Festival, May 9 & 10
  • 25+ Club Dinner, Friday, May 18
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner, Tuesday, May 22
  • Dearborn Schools partners in Big Read Dearborn city-wide reading celebration happening this month
  • Edsel Ford Charity Week Raises $20,000 for good cause
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets to benefit Education Foundation available now
  • Plus student successes, fun events across the District, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to e3 Editor Leslie Herrick, herricl@dearbornschools.org or to our general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.
Cheers, from your District Communications team,
David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cable Supervisor, Video Production
Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

Spring Break Edition e3 Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

Spring Break Greetings!
For your spring break reading entertainment, highlights of reading fun from across the District and lots to look forward to in the month ahead. Enjoy!

More captivating content in this issue:
  • Employee Impact! Award nomination forms AVAILABLE NOW
  • Volunteers needed for May 12 Robotics Competition
  • Martian Marathon Saturday, April 14
  • Youth Arts Festival, Free at the Performing Arts Center, Wednesday, April 25
  • Teacher of the Year Awards Thursday, April 26
  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run Saturday, April 28
  • 25+ Club Dinner Friday, May 18
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner Tuesday, May 22
  • Dearborn Schools partners in Big Read Dearborn city-wide reading celebration happening this month
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets to benefit Education Foundation available now
  • Special opportunities for educators
    –Receive up to $300 for a classroom makeover!
  • Plus fun events around town, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to e3 Editor Leslie Herrick, herricl@dearbornschools.org or to our general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.
Cheers, from your District Communications team,
David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cable Supervisor, Video Production
Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

March 23 edition e3, Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

Greetings!
March is Reading Month!  So here’s a great read…a new edition of e3 , YOUR Dearborn Public Schools staff enews. And inside you’ll find photos of students and just a few of the many special guest readers who are visiting our schools throughout the month.

More captivating content in this issue:
  • Greetings from Superintendent Glenn Maleyko
  • Volunteers needed for May 12 Robotics Competition
  • DHS Tin Can Raffle Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24
  • Martian Marathon Saturday, April 14
  • Teacher of the Year Awards Thursday, April 26
  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run Saturday, April 28
  • 25+ Club Dinner Friday, May 18
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner Tuesday, May 22
  • Dearborn Schools partners in Big Read Dearborn city-wide reading celebration happening this month
  • Employee Impact! Award nomination forms coming soon
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets to benefit Education Foundation available now
  • Scholarships available
  • Special opportunities for educators
    –Receive up to $300 for a classroom makeover!
  • Plus fun events around town, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to the general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.

March 9 Edition of the e3, YOUR Dearborn Public Schools Employee Enews

March is Reading Month… So to add to your reading enjoyment during this celebration month, here’s a hot-off-the-presses issue of e3 , YOUR Dearborn Public Schools staff enews.
Just bit of the captivating content in this issue:
  • Reading Month Special: Superintendent Glenn Maleyko reads a book with a popular Dearborn schools theme
  • Teacher of the Year nominations due Friday, March 16
  • The Big Read Dearborn city-wide reading celebration kickoff Sunday, March 18
  • Martian Marathon Saturday, April 14
  • Howard School Dragon Dash Color Run plus a circus! Saturday, April 28
  • Education Foundation Green Tie Dinner Tuesday, May 22
  • Employee Impact! Award nomination forms coming soon
  • 50/50 Big Shot Raffle tickets available now
  • Special opportunities for educators
    –Receive up to $300 for a classroom makeover!
  • Art show featuring work of 3 district grads opens TONIGHT, March 9-April 13
  • Plus fun events around town, photos, good news, the e3 classified ads, and more!
e3 is really about our District staff, so we encourage you to send items of interest to us via e-mail. You can send them directly to e3 Editor Leslie Herrick, herricl@dearbornschools.org or to our general communications email box at communications@dearbornschools.org.
Cheers, from your District Communications team,
David Mustonen, Director, Communications & Marketing
Leslie Herrick, Communications Specialist & e3 Editor
Sherry Candea, Communications Technician
Erik Tschiggfrey, Cable Supervisor, Video Production
Jacob Farah, Digital Media Technician

March 15: Dearborn Public Schools Non-Instructional Job Fair

Dearborn Public Schools Non-Instructional Job Fair

* Secretaries * Custodians * Childcare * Food Services * Bus Drivers * Paraprofessionals * Noon Hour Supervisors

Where: Geer Park Elementary, 14767 Prospect, Dearborn MI 48126

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018

Time: 1-4:30pm

Click here to see flyer. https://humanresources.dearbornschools.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/103/2018/03/Copy-of-Job-Fair-1.jpg