Proudly Recognizing Individuals Dedicated To Education
The Ubuntu Award is given to a staff member who exemplifies the tenants of this old-African philosophy. Persons who demonstrate Ubuntu are faithful in taking care of others. They put others first. The old-African tradition was modeled like this - when a person would wander into the village, the community would ensure this person was fed, housed, and welcomed. Unselfish giving is a constant trademark of Ubuntu. At GEHS, our staff has embraced Ubuntu as a way of thinking and living. We want to honor staff members who demonstrate going beyond the call of duty is making GEHS a great place for students.
Ubuntu Award winner for January 2012 given to Therese Stroble, Counselor at GEHS. Nominated by Chris Lutz, Chris says of Therese: "Part of the criteria for the Ubuntu award is going above and beyond the call of
duty. Therese Strobel does that and a whole lot more. I have seen first hand
Therese go above and beyond with students on her case load to ensure they are
given ample opportunities to be successful. I work with Therese very closely,
and she always drops what she is doing and is willing to lend a helping hand no
matter the situation. From sending emails about students at 5:00 in the evening
to making a phone to talk a student out of dropping out with success, I believe
there is no better Ubuntu award winner than Therese Strobel. "