WILEY H. BATES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Many of us who serve on the Board of Education are parents and/or educators. We know first hand, what years of research consistently conclude about parent involvement in their children’s schools. Engaged parents are more supportive of the school goals, their children achieve more academic success, and teachers benefit with more time for individual students and lesson planning. Parent volunteers have real and lasting impact on the entire school community.
One such volunteer contributes her time and talent for the students and faculty at Bates Middle School. Today, The Board of Education is pleased to honor Mrs. Kim Allison.
Mrs. Allison is known as an outstanding, dependable volunteer at Bates, who works in several capacities to benefit the school. Math Department Chair, Jessica Mullins, reports that Mrs. Allison “volunteers for the entire department every week. Our teachers have more time for collaborative planning because she efficiently completes many of our clerical tasks, and always with enthusiasm. We really rely on her.”
In addition, Mrs. Allison is a dedicated weekly volunteer for the AVID program. She assists with class instruction, works with small groups and tutors individuals toward mastery of instructional goals.
When school-wide events occur, such as the Family 5K Run, the Robotics Club competitions and the Multicultural Fair, Mrs. Allison is there, cheering on her own children and helping in any way she can.
Mrs. Allison showed from the start that she is “wonderful with the students.” So when asked to serve as a substitute teacher, she jumped right in and became a favorite of both students and teachers.
Principal DeRoo agrees that, “the Bates Middle School community is grateful to have such an involved parents as Mrs. Allison.”
Mrs. Allison, would you please come forward?
With great appreciation, I would like to present this Volunteer of the Month Certificate and Bell to you.