Two Irving College School employees have received the honor of Employee of the Month recognized by the Warren County School Board -- Nicole Magness the school nurse and Holly Ressel the math interventionist.
Irving College principal Rachael Graves nominated them because they both have increased their responsibilities since the pandemic started. Graves said, “Their jobs have gotten so much harder this year. Teachers have asked me what they can do to help those two out.”
When nominating Magness, principal Graves wrote, “Her job has transformed from caring for the everyday needs of our students and staff to being an up-to-date medical encyclopedia for anyone with questions regarding the pandemic.”
Magness has been a nurse for the school for 14 years and is really honored to receive the award. Magness said, “I’m glad I’ve been recognized to represent all the nurses in schools.”
She added that every day proposes new challenges for school nurses, and it’s rewarding to see that is not going unnoticed.
About Holly Ressel, Graves wrote, “With the expansion of our student Chromebook program, Holly has worked tirelessly to ensure that all students and teachers are properly equipped to teach and learn virtually.”
Ressel is the math interventionist at Irving College. She tests students to measure where their math skills are, and she works with students who score lower and helps them improve in specific skills of math where they are less proficient.
Ressel said, “I was surprised. I was wondering ‘Why are we being called to the front?’”
She was surprised because in her mind, she was just doing her job.