Employee of the Month

Trudy Messick Lead Aide

March 2016


DJ Sheerer
6th Grade Teacher

February 2016


Nettie Naumann School Counselor

January 2016


Sara Gardner 2nd Grade Teacher

December 2015


Jeff Beck Spanish Teacher

November 2015


valerie fox
1st Grade Teacher

October 2015


Taylor Gardiner
2nd Grade Teacher

March 2015


Mia Naddeo School Counselor

February 2015

Mia Naddeo has done a wonderful job on the Suicide Prevention Week. It has been well planned and thoughtfully carried out. She did a great job getting everything organized and arranged for the teachers

Kim Beck
Special Ed. Director

December 2014

Kim Beck runs a Special Education Department that truly differentiates education to meet the needs of Renaissance students. Teachers value and appreciate the assistance they receive from Kim and the entire SPED team in individualizing education for our students. Kim’s concern and persistence in the cause of each student and her efficiency in implementing programs that cater to all levels of learning is truly impressive and sets the bar for the school. Kim encourages teachers to take a fresh approach to understanding students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and teaches the school to raise their expectations for the students under her supervision.

Patti Davis Office Manager

November 2014

Patti Davis is an indispensable asset to Renaissance Academy. Her kind heart makes her beloved to all who frequent the front office. Furthermore, Patti is a trustworthy and organized office manager. Her level-headed leadership allays much of the chaos that comes the way of the school. Whether the trouble originates with students, faculty, parents, or facilities, Patti consistently acts as a calm vanguard against a variety of school challenges. When a Renaissance student went missing after school earlier this year, Patti was able to manage and direct a crowd of people in distress, as well as comfort the family of the lost child. It could have been a frantic and disorderly mess, but Patti was able to channel the energy of those involved into a determined and methodical search.

Katrina Orr Middle School Teacher

October 2014

Katrina Orr has worked hard to provide great beyond-the-classroom experiences for Middle School students. She spearheaded the Middle School trip to Body Worlds and the Middle School Zombie MORP dance (including food, décor, music and cleanup). Both were successful and rewarding experiences for the students who, under Katrina’s direction, were well behaved at the exhibit and productive in the haunted house set-up at the dance. One day after school, Katrina posted up outside the school entrance with special tools to help students and teachers enjoy a solar eclipse!

Michael Luthy, MS History Teacher

September 2014

Mr. Luthy quickly became a student and parent favorite for his enthusiasm as the middle school History teacher. He worked overtime to get the middle school set up with iPads and consistently goes above and beyond to create an environment that promotes student success. Mr. Luthy took great initiative in building the Phoenix Basketball program, and, as Executive Director Mark Ursic observed, “his interaction with the kids was fantastic .… Michael taught without judgment or criticism.” His standard of excellence has inspired student performance and confidence in the classroom and on the court.

Jennifer Curley 3rd Grade Teacher

August 2014

In her first month at Renaissance, Jennifer Curley’s dedication was already very apparent. Her car was consistently the first in the parking lot in the mornings. The staff noticed her energetic and positive approach to her work. She exemplified an appropriate and inspiring attitude for the first weeks of the school year, and the positivity helped everyone get off on the right foot!

Drew Wright Librarian

January 2014

Drew Wright is regarded by his colleagues as a pillar of support and a preserver of Renaissance tradition. A word that is used very frequently to describe Drew is "helpful," because he is always stepping up to offer assistance, especially when faculty members find themselves facing new challenges. The second grade team has called him an "honorary team member" for his help in planning the Charlotte's Web Wonder Day and scheduling field trips. Drew has helped with many other Wonder Days, he continues to coach Renaissance Ballroom and has started effective incentive programs in the library to get Renaissance students reading. Drew takes on many hats at Renaissance, with his focus being constantly on the education and welfare of the students!

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Employee of the Month

Trudy Messick Lead Aide

March 2016


DJ Sheerer
6th Grade Teacher

February 2016


Nettie Naumann School Counselor

January 2016


Sara Gardner 2nd Grade Teacher

December 2015


Jeff Beck Spanish Teacher

November 2015


valerie fox
1st Grade Teacher

October 2015


Taylor Gardiner
2nd Grade Teacher

March 2015


Mia Naddeo School Counselor

February 2015

Mia Naddeo has done a wonderful job on the Suicide Prevention Week. It has been well planned and thoughtfully carried out. She did a great job getting everything organized and arranged for the teachers

Kim Beck
Special Ed. Director

December 2014

Kim Beck runs a Special Education Department that truly differentiates education to meet the needs of Renaissance students. Teachers value and appreciate the assistance they receive from Kim and the entire SPED team in individualizing education for our students. Kim’s concern and persistence in the cause of each student and her efficiency in implementing programs that cater to all levels of learning is truly impressive and sets the bar for the school. Kim encourages teachers to take a fresh approach to understanding students with Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), and teaches the school to raise their expectations for the students under her supervision.

Patti Davis Office Manager

November 2014

Patti Davis is an indispensable asset to Renaissance Academy. Her kind heart makes her beloved to all who frequent the front office. Furthermore, Patti is a trustworthy and organized office manager. Her level-headed leadership allays much of the chaos that comes the way of the school. Whether the trouble originates with students, faculty, parents, or facilities, Patti consistently acts as a calm vanguard against a variety of school challenges. When a Renaissance student went missing after school earlier this year, Patti was able to manage and direct a crowd of people in distress, as well as comfort the family of the lost child. It could have been a frantic and disorderly mess, but Patti was able to channel the energy of those involved into a determined and methodical search.

Katrina Orr Middle School Teacher

October 2014

Katrina Orr has worked hard to provide great beyond-the-classroom experiences for Middle School students. She spearheaded the Middle School trip to Body Worlds and the Middle School Zombie MORP dance (including food, décor, music and cleanup). Both were successful and rewarding experiences for the students who, under Katrina’s direction, were well behaved at the exhibit and productive in the haunted house set-up at the dance. One day after school, Katrina posted up outside the school entrance with special tools to help students and teachers enjoy a solar eclipse!

Michael Luthy, MS History Teacher

September 2014

Mr. Luthy quickly became a student and parent favorite for his enthusiasm as the middle school History teacher. He worked overtime to get the middle school set up with iPads and consistently goes above and beyond to create an environment that promotes student success. Mr. Luthy took great initiative in building the Phoenix Basketball program, and, as Executive Director Mark Ursic observed, “his interaction with the kids was fantastic .… Michael taught without judgment or criticism.” His standard of excellence has inspired student performance and confidence in the classroom and on the court.

Jennifer Curley 3rd Grade Teacher

August 2014

In her first month at Renaissance, Jennifer Curley’s dedication was already very apparent. Her car was consistently the first in the parking lot in the mornings. The staff noticed her energetic and positive approach to her work. She exemplified an appropriate and inspiring attitude for the first weeks of the school year, and the positivity helped everyone get off on the right foot!

Drew Wright Librarian

January 2014

Drew Wright is regarded by his colleagues as a pillar of support and a preserver of Renaissance tradition. A word that is used very frequently to describe Drew is "helpful," because he is always stepping up to offer assistance, especially when faculty members find themselves facing new challenges. The second grade team has called him an "honorary team member" for his help in planning the Charlotte's Web Wonder Day and scheduling field trips. Drew has helped with many other Wonder Days, he continues to coach Renaissance Ballroom and has started effective incentive programs in the library to get Renaissance students reading. Drew takes on many hats at Renaissance, with his focus being constantly on the education and welfare of the students!

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