Employee of the Month
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Amanda Vandergriff
Although the employee of the month is assigned to specific trade programs at CAT South, she has always displayed a willingness to help and support the school in any way she can. Ms. Amanda Vandergriff, Teaching Assistant at the Center of Applied Technology, South.
Ms. Vandergriff is always projecting positivity in the classroom and around the school. She is a great example for students when it comes to the employability skills emphasized at CAT-S, work ethic, communication, dependability, and teamwork.
Additionally, Ms. Vandergriff is the creator of our school’s “student success plan.” It was initially a way for our Cosmetology students to stay organized and track their hours but quickly spread school-wide and became an excellent tool for teachers and students in all programs.
Ms. Vandergriff is a trained aesthetician. She brings that expertise to the programs she supports. No detail is too small. She is a problem-solver with more initiative than the average person. She regularly shares trainings, articles, and strategies with whomever would benefit. Her willingness to assist others goes well beyond the teachers she is assigned to support.
Amanda gives 110% to everything she does at CAT-South. Her efforts always come with the utmost professionalism and commitment to excellence. She builds trust and rapport with students and staff. She models what it means to be a continuous learner by earning industry certifications. She fosters a sense of fund and brings a passion to each program she supports.
Amanda Vandergriff, thank you for all that you do to support the students and the teachers at CAT-South. The Board of Education is honored to award you as the May 2022, Employee of the Month! Congratulations.