Siple monitor Sheila Colley is ‘Kids First’ March recipient

Siple Elementary Principal Christy Flowers, Monitor Sheila Colley, Superintendent Kevin Brown and Board of Education President Kathy Sudia. Photo provided

Siple Elementary Principal Christy Flowers, Monitor Sheila Colley, Superintendent Kevin Brown and Board of Education President Kathy Sudia. Photo provided

DAVISON — Siple Elementary Monitor Sheila Colley is the March 2020 recipient of the “Kids First” Award.

Each month, administrators nominate a staff member who best exemplifies what it means to be “Kids First.” Winners receive a $100 Visa gift card thanks to Mark Owen, owner of MEEMIC insurance agencies in Davison and Flint Township, and a certificate. The winner is chosen at random.

Colley was nominated by Siple Elementary Principal Christy Flowers, who wrote:

“Sheila Colley serves as a playground monitor at Siple. She is a firecracker! Sheila provides direct support for a special needs student during recess as well as the regular routines that monitors perform. What makes Sheila exceptional is that she sees needs and figures out a way to solve the problem. She planned and implemented a drive for winter wear for students that didn’t have the gear they needed. She notices kids and staff members that need a pick-me-up and plans something nice for them. Even when she herself has faced difficult times, she comes to work every day with a smile on her face and works hard to make the day a positive one for her kids. She arrives early and stays late to support the children and staff. It is my great pleasure to nominate Sheila Colley for the Kids First Award!!”

Other great individuals who were nominated this month include: Davison Middle School Counselor Jeff Martinez, Richfield Township Police Officer Mark Foster, Central Elementary Long-term Guest Teacher Pam Clay, Hahn Intermediate Head Custodian Brad Besser and Davison High School Career Placement Coordinator Andrea Tomczak. — Courtesy of the Davison Community Schools