Volunteer of the Month: February

Reported by on 2/21/19

Susan DeeWaard has been a volunteer in District 204 for several years, taking on numerous volunteer positions at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Because of her dedicated service, she is being named the BMO Harris Bank District 204 Volunteer of the Month.

Susan has three daughters who attend Gregory Middle School and Neuqua Valley High School. Her school volunteerism began several years ago at Builta when her daughters were in elementary school. More recently, her volunteer work involves a variety of activities, including the greeter desk coordinator at Gregory Middle School and the Marching Wildcats Uniform Committee Chair. This role entails maintaining over 150 uniforms so that they fit each student and are clean and ready to go for each performance.

One of her nominations states "Through her efforts at Gregory and Neuqua alike, Susan has gone above and beyond in helping students in District 204 whether on their way to their classrooms or heading out to the marching band field. It is clear that she recognizes the value of having community support for both academics and the arts."

Susan says that volunteering within our schools gives her the opportunity to model civic responsibility and service for our students. She enjoys building relationships with faculty and students while helping to ease some of the everyday workload of staff.

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(l to r) Steve Severson, Gregory Middle School Principal | Adrian Mendieta, BMO Harris Bank | Susan DeeWaard, Volunteer of the Month | Mario Osorio, BMO Harris Bank | Melissa Plaskota, teacher

BMO Harris Bank is helping District 204 recognize one volunteer each month who has generously given his or her time to support District 204's students and schools. To celebrate these outstanding volunteers, BMO Harris Bank is donating $1,000 to the volunteer's school. To nominate an outstanding volunteer, visit Volunteer of the Month.