Sunderland Elementary Educational Support Person of the Year: Pat Zalusky

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From Principal Pam Kasulke:

When visitors arrive at Sunderland Elementary, they are greeted by the warm, welcoming smile of Pat Zalusky! What a great way to start the day!

Pat left her Tiger friends behind and became a Seahawk secretary in 2001. Her positive presence and ability to anticipate the needs of others are simply two traits that define her. Throughout the day, you will find Pat happily working with parents and staff members who have questions, as well as students who may have office deliveries! Whether she is collecting a car rider note from a kindergartner, playing nurse to a first grader when the nurse is in a class, or offering encouragement to a fourth grader who is upset and trying to solve a problem, Pat is passionate about ensuring that all students, staff, and parents are feeling supported and successful. She believes in all of us!

Pat reaches outside of her comfort zone to improve her technological skills and supports the newsletters being added to the school website, as well as maintaining the electronic master calendar. With her organizational skills and efficiency, she works to make sure the office runs smoothly! She continuously seeks new learning opportunities for herself and accepts all responsibilities with ease while always thinking of ideas to improve our school and our efficiency.

Pat is a jack of all trades and she does them all…with a positive attitude and great pride! And that is simply one of many reasons that we are proud that Pat Zalusky is Sunderland’s Educational Support Person of the Year.

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