Wayzata Public Schools

September 2022 Employees of the Month

September 2022 Employees of the Month

Dianne Gasch & Emily Lewis -- Gleason Lake Elementary Teachers 

Gleason Lake Elementary is proud to recommend Dianne Gasch and Emily Lewis as our September Employees of the Month. Dianne has been with the district for the past 29 years and during this time she has taught grades 4, 5 and special education. Emily has taught in 1st grade for 15 years. They both bring compassion, dedication and expertise to their positions.

Dianne is a creative and confident educator who has been instrumental in designing high quality instruction where students are engaged in exceptional learning opportunities. As you walk by her classroom, students are creating, experimenting, collaborating and truly having fun as they learn. Her enthusiasm for teaching and outgoing personality are evident in the relationships she forms with students.

Emily is a calm, patient and reflective educator who intentionally plans engaging lessons. She thoughtfully monitors student progress and provides meaningful feedback to each of her learners. Her ability to personalize learning is truly apparent in her instructional practices and beliefs. She always puts students first and continually focuses on each child’s unique strengths.

Dianne and Emily have been influential in helping to facilitate professional learning for our staff. Their guidance and commitment to keeping our focus around the importance of our collective efficacy is greatly appreciated. We value their positive energy, influential leadership and dedication to the growth of our school-wide community. Dianne and Emily are very deserving of this recognition and we congratulate them as the Wayzata Employees of the Month.