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Announcing the 2018-19
ESU #1 Employee of the Year

Kellen Conroy


     On Feb. 1, 2019, Educational Service Unit #1 Special Education Director Stuart Clark presented Kellen Conroy with the 2018-19 ESU #1 Employee of the Year award during an all-staff meeting at Wayne State College.

     Kellen, a resident of Pender, Nebraska, has been employed at ESU #1 since 2013. He is a Teaching & Learning Specialist who has worked with schools throughout the six-county ESU #1 service area. He was nominated by his peers because he is an amazing representative of ESU #1. His character, integrity and actions exemplify what the Employee of the Year award is all about. His co-workers commented on what a caring person he is, offering to help anyone, anytime, even if his own work load is full. Kellen spends a great deal of time facilitating exceptional work — but never takes credit for it — demonstrating servant leadership. He has a great sense of humor that makes working alongside him exceptionally fun. This is our FISH! Philosophy in action. Kellen is a life-long learner, and he’s a leader, not only for our ESU but for our state. Perhaps most importantly, he recognizes relationships always come first! ESU #1 is happy to award this year’s Employee of the Year to Kellen Conroy. 

     The ESU #1 Employee of the Year award is in honor of Georgia McQuistan, a former ESU #1 employee who passed away in 1987.

Past recipients

Kellen Conroy
2018-19
Teaching & Learning Specialist

Angie Hansen
2017-18
Occupational Therapist

Heather
Barron-Galvan
2016-17
Psychologist

Sarah Hansen
2015-16
Special Ed Consultant

Myrna
Wacker Tuttle
2014-15
Secretary/Paraeducator

Jessica Fischer
2013-14
Speech Pathologist

Billie
Hightree Sitzmann
2012-13
Psychologist
/Coordinator

Chris Good
2011-12
Staff Development
/Tech trainer

Bobbi Hightree
2010-11
Psychologist

Sarah Elton
2009-10
Secretary

Wendy Consoli
2008-09
Speech Pathologist
/Deaf Educator

Diane Keim
2007-08
Finance

Rhonda Jindra
2006-07
Staff Development

Cheri Matthews
2005-06
ECSE Teacher
/Coordinator

Ron Lorenzen
2004-05
Psychologist
/Coordinator

Sandra Brudigan
2003-04
Paraeducator

Peg Roush
2002-03
Speech
Pathologist/Coordinator

Larry Athey
2001-02
Transition

Julia Slaymaker
2000-01
Vision Teacher

Larry Clay
1999-2000
Psychologist
/Coordinator

Joleen Gustafson
1998-99
Secretary/Co-op

Jim Hopkins
1997-98
Computer Technologist

Sandra Kuchta
1996-97
School Nurse

Jackie Archer
1995-96
Secretary

Nancy Appletoft
1994-95
Speech Pathologist

Carol Sheldon
1993-94
Physical Therapist

Tom Ketterling
1992-93
Psychologist

Lisa Salmon
1991-92
Business Manager

Vernae Luhr
1990-91
Audiologist

Dee Boeckenhauer
1989-90
S/P Teacher

Mary Rohde
1988-89
School Nurse
/Coordinator

Kay Cattle
1987-88
ECSE Teacher
/Coordinator

Syd Kruse
1986-87
Speech Pathologist


Questions? Comments? Please email Scott or Tracey.