Forest Park School Board Recognitions

Forest Park School Board Recognitions
Posted on 09/10/2018
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The Kannapolis Board of Education was proud to recognize outstanding representatives from Forest Park Elementary School during its September board meeting. We are very grateful to the Mary Beth Burgess State Farm Insurance Agency for donating $100 to the Forest Park library in appreciation of the honorees.


  • Quadier Brown:  Quadier is an outstanding 3rd grade student at Forest Park. He is an inspiration to everyone he meets and a joy to have in the classroom. He has a positive attitude, a great sense of humor, and always wears a smile. Each morning when he comes to school, he greets everyone with a cheerful ‘good morning’ as he enters school. Quadier listens well, and he loves to learn. He also isn’t afraid to speak up in class and say, ‘I can do it!” He is respectful to others and always willing to help classmates. His confident personality and kind disposition make him a standout at Forest Park and a wonderful role model. Quadier’s presence alone has changed the school for the better and will leave a lasting impact for many years to come.


  • Nahdier Brown:Nahdier Brown is an amazing fourth grade student at Forest Park. He is an exemplary student inside and outside of the classroom and has a smile that can light up a room. He is very aware of those around him and their needs. As a result, he is always quick to help his fellow students and teachers whenever needed, even without being asked. He is extremely dependable, compassionate, and hard working. Nahdier’s positivity is a wonderful influence the helps shape the culture at Forest Park, and everyone at the school is grateful he is part of the school.


  • Brian Duncan:  Brian is an enthusiastic, dedicated, and dependable parent volunteer at Forest Park. He is the current teaching pastor at Fusion City Church. Brian is always willing to help classroom teachers and school administration whenever there is a need. He understands the challenges that our schools and teachers face each day and is always supporting their efforts to reach the surrounding community. Most recently, Brian and members of his church supplied the food for the school’s 5th grade back to school cookout where he personally grilled all the hotdogs. Forest Park is a better place because of Brian.


  • Geraldine Patterson:Geraldine Patterson is one of the best substitutes to enter the doors of Forest Park. She is trusted by the entire staff and is always a top candidate if teachers are out of the building. Geraldine has a great rapport with all students and uses every opportunity to give life lessons and advice. She has a smile that can reach the most stubborn of students and an extremely high expectation for learning. Geraldine is known throughout the building for her generosity as she is brings warm meals and desserts to staff members on a regular basis. She has even taken the entire staff out to dinner in appreciation for all they do. Forest Park is so thankful for the dedication and compassion of Geraldine Patterson, and the school is a better place because of her.


  • Elizabeth Delk:  Elizabeth Delk is a wonderful and highly energetic EC classroom assistant at Forest Park. She has a passion for students and it shows as she goes above and beyond to ensure their success on a daily basis. Ms. Delk always finds the positive in every situation and will have you laughing by the end of any conversation. She is great for her students and great for the staff of Forest Park.


  • Natasha Sifford:  Natasha Sifford wears many hats at Forest Park. As an EC teacher, Natasha has the ability to reach any student regardless of background or ability. She maintains high expectations and ensures students are successful and able reach their full potential. She has the innate ability to know what a student needs and can problem solve any situation. In addition to her EC classroom, Natasha has become the resident mentor of Forest Park. She is always willing to talk with students who are having a rough day or week and provides them with a safe space to vent their frustrations. She is the second chance that so many students deserve and need. Her importance to Forest Park is made clear by the number of teachers who call the office asking if Ms. Natasha is available to talk with a student. To administration, she is a godsend. Natasha has stepped in to help conduct interviews, meet with parents, monitor buses, and do countless other tasks. She is the embodiment of hard work and dedication and always willing to do what is best for students.


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