The outstanding layperson in education award is an annual award that recognizes individuals for their significant impact on education. People who are nominated for this award volunteer a great deal of time and are not paid for their contributions to our district.
This year I am proud to announce our 2015 Outstanding Layperson Award goes to Gloria Bergson.
Gloria is better known as “Grandma Gloria” to 300+ kindergarten children. Gloria has worn many different hats: classroom assistant, lunchroom supervisor, playground supervisor, hallway monitor, kindergarten reading program, paint cup washer, and story teller at Probstfield Center of Education.
About 5 years ago, Gloria applied to the Foster Grandparent Program through the Tri-Valley Opportunity Council in NW MN. For the past 5 years, Gloria has volunteered 5 days a week from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm! She has rarely missed a day with the kids.
Gloria arrives early to help with breakfast and stays the whole day to assist where she is needed. She listens to children read, helps with projects, cleans, eats lunch with students, and is best known as the Grandma who cares, loves, listens, supports, and hugs!
We are fortunate to have this amazing individual in our school district!
Thank you Grandma Gloria for sharing your gifts of time, dedication, and commitment.