Today is Administrative Professionals’ day and we are celebrating it in different places. Today is a day that under normal circumstances my admin assistant would have showed up to school to be welcomed with flowers, cards, and a pretty awesome lunch of some kind just to show her how much I love and appreciate her. This will happen when we all get to get back together, but in the mean time I wanted to show all of our admin assistants at Coppell High School a little bit of love.
Veena Bhat- I begin this shout out with you, my friend, because without you, I would not be able to do any part of my job. As the Admin Assistant to the Associate Principals at CHS, you take on so much that not a lot of people will ever see. You are the gatekeeper of all things for Sean and I and for that I thank you. But beyond just taking care of me professionally, you also take care of me at a personal level too. Thank you for loving my child as much as I love her. Thank you for being invested in her success and for always being there to give me mom advice. Thank you for always being a positive role model for all of Coppell High School. Thank you for always choosing your attitude and for always making my day. You, Veena, are a true example of Cowboy GRIT and I am so thankful that I was blessed to have you move into this position this year to support. both Sean and I as our assistant. Love you, Veena. Thank you for being you!
Amy Stroh- We have travelled all over this building together from the office down in Southfork, to Student Services North, and now to the front Principal’s office, I could not be any happier to be by your side. Your passion for Coppell High School, our kids, and our staff is one that knows no bounds. I am so thankful that we have grown together in our journey. I am thankful that you let me steal all your cinnamon candy. Thank you for always having cinnamon candy for me to steal. I am thankful for our long chats and for your personal investment in my life and my family. I am thankful for your leadership. You have stepped into the role of the Principal’s Assistant and taken over ensuring all our paras are supported. I cannot think of anyone who loves more deeply than you do, Amy Stroh. Thank you for reminding us to have fun from time to time and to Play. Love you, Amy. Thank you for being you.
Patcee Becerra- Patcee, you are the glue that holds Coppell High School together. The knowledge you have about everything from how to make my computer work again to all things financial, you know it all! I am so thankful for your continued support and mentorship of our new data entry assistant. I love listening in from the office next door to you coach her through how to do something new. Thank you for ensuring financially we are good to go. Mr. Jasso once told me that the most important person you can ever hire is a good financial secretary. Well, you are THE BEST and I am so thankful you are at Coppell High School. Love you, Patcee. Thank you for being you.
Julie Wilson– You are the first person that anyone sees when they enter the main entrance of our building and I cannot think of anyone I would rather have sitting behind that window. You are kind. You are a problem solver. You treat every single person who enters our building with grace and love. I cannot tell you how many times I have come into the building and you have changed the trajectory of my attitude with just a simple smile and a good morning. Thank you Julie for always being a ray of sunshine on a dark day. Thank you for loving all our kids as much as you do. Thank you for being the face of CHS. Thank you for always looking out for all of us! Love you, Julie. Thank you for being you.
Michelle Garcia– Every morning I look forward to hearing “Good Morning, Melissa” from your attendance window! I look forward to our chats and to hearing all about your kids and Pete! I love your love for your family and I am so thankful you let me be a part of that with you! Thank you for your organization and for always making sure our kids’ are taken care of. I have always appreciated your investigative skills to snoop out the notes that are not on the up and up and for your initiative to confirm their authenticity. Thank you for being there for all of us each and every day. You bring positive joy to my day each day. Love you, Michelle. Thank you for being you.
Linda Adams- I’m not really sure how we would every function without you, Linda. You run Student Services North like a well oiled machine. I have been in your office area numerous times and counted an insane amount of people just standing waiting for appointments. As you help others, I will go around and ask if I can help anyone and they all always say that you have already welcomed them and taken care of them. Your ability to manage and organize in the most stressful of situations is something that I will forever be thankful for. I know that we can always count on you to step up and help wherever it is needed. Thank you for being such a team player and for always being available to take on my crazy “can you call down 50 kids next period” tasks. Thank you for making a difference in everyone’s day each and every day. Love you, Linda. Thank you for being you.
Kim Dicken– It never ceases to amaze me that you are able to organize and support four Assistant Principals every day especially because you are working with Gollner! 🙂 (Just kidding Chris). Whenever I walk into your office area, I am impressed with how efficient it runs. it is not easy to coordinate all you have to coordinate each and every day, but you do it with grace and make it look like it is the easiest thing in the world. Thank you for always being the calm when there are storms all around you. Thank you for caring deeply for our APs and for taking care of each of them. Thank you for watching over our kids and for always sharing a smile. Love you, Kim. Thank you for being you.
Anne Ruedi- I remember when I was in the classroom thinking that your kids were some of the best kids I have ever had the pleasure of teaching in my English class. Meeting you when you were hired as our counseling assistant, I understand why your children are so awesome. Your attention to detail, your desire to understand processes so you can better explain them, and your support to all of our counselors are just a few things I appreciate about you. Thank you for loving our kids and for helping them during stressful times whether it be college admissions time or emotional break downs, you are always there for our kids. Love you, Anne. Thank you for being you.
Erin Kelly- You are amazing at what you do for us at Coppell High School. I love that I can call you and randomly say, “Erin, can you get me data that will include…..” and you never hesitate to say “I’ll figure out how”. It never fails that I have the data within the hour and it is always awesome and sometimes even more than I expected. Thank you for taking on communication with teachers in such a fun uplifting way. I look forward to seeing what meme will accompany your e-mails when it is time for grades. I love your humor. Thank you for always being willing to learn and for taking time to work with Patcee to ensure all processes run smooth. I am so thankful you joined our CHS family this year. Love you, Erin. Thank you for being you.
Kristi Carroll- Kristi you are the type of person who I think can literally do any job she puts her mind to and do it in a way that makes it look flawless. You took our sub system at CHS and turned it into a system that is so much more than just a system. I’m not even sure I can find the words to describe how amazing you set things up. Then you transitioned into the registrar position and learned an entire system in less than a week. Thank you for your organization, your attention to detail, and your support in all things at CHS. You are a great team player and someone I am very grateful to know. Love you, Kristi. Thank you for being you.
Renee Zettle- I have always loved working with you at East on those days that I was lucky enough to sub over there last year. Your upbeat and positive attitude always made me feel welcome. When you joined us this year at CHS to help out in our library I was very excited to hear you were coming over. In the time we have been able to work together on a day to day basis I can’t thank you enough for making me and all who enter the library feel like part of your family. You help to spread joy to everyone who enters and it is hard not to let this joy be contagious when they leave. I cannot wait to continue working beside you for years to come! Love you, Renee. Thank you for being you.
Kathy Peck- I am so thankful you joined our team this semester as our substitute coordinator. This position is a very stressful position, but you have stepped in and taken charge even giving up your own time to go into a classroom when there was not a sub available at the moment we needed coverage. Thank you for your organization and for being a team player. We are so thankful you have joined our Coppell High School family as a member of our team. Love you, Kathy. Thank you for being you.
Janet Ritchie- I have never been so excited to tell someone welcome home than I was this year when you returned back to us at Coppell High School. Thank you for jumping right in to help support us with our 504 needs. I have always appreciated your warm welcomes, your positive attitude, and your willingness to jump in and help at a moments notice. I cannot wait to continue working with you in the future. Love you, Janet. Thank you for being you.
Today is National Administrative Professionals’ Day. I am so sad that we are not at school to celebrate with our amazing people. I do know that when we get back we are going to have one heck of a luncheon to celebrate all we have missed. Thank you, Administrative Assistants at CHS for all you do for us! We love each and every one of you! Thank you for all you do.