Annalisa Gresham Named November Winner of Westonka Way Award
Mound Westonka High School Assistant Principal Marty Fischer, left, and Superintendent Kevin Borg presented educational paraprofessional Annalisa Gresham with the November Westonka Way Award.
November 19, 2020 — Mound Westonka High School educational paraprofessional Annalisa Gresham has been named the November 2020 recipient of the Westonka Way Award. The monthly award celebrates non-licensed Westonka Public Schools staff members who go above and beyond for families, students and other staff—because that's the Westonka Way!
Gresham started in the district in 2007 as a special education paraprofessional in both the early learning program and at Shirley Hills Primary School. She moved to the high school for the 2008-2009 school year and has worked there ever since.
"Annalisa is always going above and beyond to support students to be successful in Guided Study,” one nominator wrote. “She remodeled her room to provide more flexible seating for students, advocates with teachers for students’ unique needs, and supports students to build skills after they leave her classroom.”
“She takes pride in her work and wants to continually make MWHS a better place for all students,” the nominator added.
On Thursday morning, with social distancing in mind, Westonka Superintendent Kevin Borg and MWHS Assistant Principal Marty Fischer presented Gresham with a special plaque and two gift certificates for the Al & Alma’s Signature Sunday Brunch Cruise on Lake Minnetonka.
The Westonka Way Award will be presented monthly throughout the school year. To nominate a non-licensed employee for the award, please use the Google Form.