Employee of the Month
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Karen Strandquist
Over the last 6 years Annapolis Elementary Schools pre-kindergarten program has thrived due, in part, to the dedication of one of their Teaching Assistants, Ms. Karen Strandquist.
Ms. Strandquist has exceptional knowledge in the area of early child development. She responds to children with encouragement and in the most developmentally appropriate ways. She brings light to the work environment. Her kindness, dependability, and knowledge has helped fellow staff members and students, especially during hybrid learning last year.
Karen’s previous background teaching early childhood students allows her to understand how the world is seen through young children’s eyes. She is conscientious of students’ needs and the needs of their families, always willing to support with discretion regarding their privacy.
She displays a high degree of willingness to assist not only Pre-K students but many other children and adults at Annapolis Elementary. Karen is credited as having contributed to the positive learning environment of the school. She has personally funded items for the school treasure box, made homemade playdough, and graciously stepped up to deliver supplies to students during hybrid learning.
Karen Strandquist, you are an outstanding professional, described by your colleagues as a “joy to work with and learn from.” The Board of Education honors you as the Employee of the Month for June 2022.