Congratulations to LJ Cunningham, Jerry Riordan and Kevin Saelens for being selected as BCSD Employees of the Quarter!
The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes Bettendorf Community School District staff who inspire exceptional service and attitude. Recipients demonstrate a commitment to their job and/or school involvement above and beyond expectations.
BCSD Elementary Schools
L.J. has had every tech issue possible thrown his way this year. He has helped staff, students and parents throughout the district and has gone above and beyond. He has made personal phone calls to help parents and has met with them online if needed. He has gone out of his way to problem solve even when the tech tickets were adding up he still treated everyone with kindness, respect and a sense of humor.
In hard and very difficult times, L.J. has risen to the task with a positive attitude, the desire to do his very best and never stops serving his school community. This version of learning would NOT be possible without L.J. He is simply a good man who the district cannot live without.
LJ has inspired us to be patient, kind and to stop and take a breath.
The Teacher Librarian Team
Jerry Riordan is an integral member of the Operations team for BCSD and his commitment to excellence is apparent in everything he does. Jerry works tirelessly to keep our HVAC systems maintained at a high level and is always willing to go the extra mile early in the day, late into the evening, or even on weekends to keep our systems up and running for the comfort of our students, staff, and community. Jerry is a tremendous problem solver and steps into many other roles within the department to shore up needs. In the past month, on top of his regular job duties, Jerry has helped clean up tree debris from the derecho, helped with other grounds work, and assisted in semi-annual bus inspections. Jerry truly embodies the district motto of PASSION, PURPOSE, and PRIDE.
Bettendorf Community School District
Kevin has an incredible spirit of service. He is always willing to help in any way. He makes you feel like the questions you are asking are the first time he has heard them - and most of them have definitely been asked (repeatedly) by others. He is always cheerful and patient and does his very best to accommodate the needs of others. He also gives timely responses with full clarity. Kevin is appreciated for his dedication and helpful spirit.
Kevin’s positive attitude and willingness to help in any situation is a huge part of what makes him a great asset to Bettendorf Schools. He never shies away from a challenge or new project. Kevin works hard every day to support and improve technology at Bettendorf Schools. He is very deserving of the Employee of the Quarter.