The Auburn School District Board of Directors recognizes Kym Hales, teacher at Auburn High School, for being an outstanding staff member at 7 p.m. Monday in the James P. Fugate Administration building.
Hales has worked in the district for 15 years. She spent her first seven years as a para-educator. While working as a para-educator, she earned her master’s in education with a special education emphasis from City University.
Colleague Mary Meeker-Clark said, “Kym continues to make a difference for everyone at Auburn High. She ensures success for each of her students. Her kindness is infectious.”
In her spare time, Hales enjoys spending time with her family, thrift store shopping, home improvement projects and traveling. An Oakland Raiders fan, Hales will attend their last game in the Oakland Coliseum before they move to Las Vegas in 2020.
The school board also recognizes Jordyn Schoenbachler, a fifth-grader at Chinook Elementary, for being an outstanding student.
Her current and previous teachers characterize her as compassionate, kind, responsible, positive and a caring friend.
“Jordyn is a wonderful student,” said Terry Thibodeaux, her teacher. “I am constantly impressed with her leadership skills as she sets a nice example of what it means to be a successful learner.”
Schoenbachler’s favorite subject is math. After graduating from high school, she plans to play basketball and attend college.