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Spokane Public Schools proudly honors its Distinguished Classified Employees for 2019-20:

Mark Kelly, lead operator of the SPS Print Shop, has been serving the SPS community for more than 33 years. He makes sure that each customer feels that their Print Shop job is the most important, and inspires his co-workers to set a high standard for their work. Whether the job is five pages or 50,000, Mark makes sure every piece leaving the Print Shop looks precisely the way it should.

Hannah Alaskar, paraeducator at Logan Elementary, possesses a special way of helping children who are struggling by lifting their spirits with just the right words or the precise amount of support. She approaches each day with a positive attitude and continually looks for ways to improve her craft. Hannah goes above and beyond on a daily basis to make sure her students are successful in all they do.

Dale Floyd, head custodian at Willard Elementary, takes such pride in the cleanliness of the school that the building has never looked better! Additionally, he works hard to make connections with students that truly make a difference in their lives. When he asks about your weekend, he genuinely takes time to listen. Dale is always kind and eager to help in any way he can.

Angela Hayes, assistant secretary at Ridgeview Elementary, is an amazing person, mother, employee and secretary. She loves students and their families, which shows in every interaction she has. Despite experiencing extreme personal challenges and incredible loss, she continued coming to work with a smile on her face. Angela’s courage and compassion permeate the building and inspire her co-workers to connect with others in ways that heal hearts and lift people up.

Thank you to Inspirus Credit Union for making this program possible, and to Luigi’s for their continual support.