Champions of Character and Inspiring Excellence
Inspiring Excellence Award
The Copenhagen Inspiring Excellence Award will recognize a staff person each semester. We are pleased to announce the winner for the first semester of the 2013—2014 school year is Mrs. Nadine O’Shaughnessy, our K-12 Principal.
There were two nominations on Mrs. O’Shaughnessy’s behalf, the first said:
“Mrs. O’Shaughnessy’s inspiration is limitless. In all her interactions with students, staff, and faculty, Mrs. O’Shaughnessy is kind, positive, upbeat, warm helpful, interested, involved, committed, and caring,. Mrs. O’Shaughnessy’s caring and kindness goes above and beyond—she is interested in people’s lives, not just as students or employees. Mrs. O’Shaughnessy always takes time to listen/help/coach and she encourages, advises, and supports all those around her. In addition to being extremely intelligent, since Copenhagen Central School is so important to her, Mrs. O’Shaughnessy is extremely knowledgeable in ALL facets of C.C.S. Mrs. O’Shaughnessy is everything and more that could be asked for in a principal!”
And the second nomination said:
“Mrs. O’Shaughnessy just has a way with students and staff alike. Whether it is facilitating conversation between disagreeing students, cornering a student who hasn’t completed his assignments, taking time to talk with students about their accomplishments, or just flashing a quick smile in the hallway as periods change, students always know that she is on their side. (Even if she isn’t making them happy at that particular moment!) And. . .the same is true with staff. Although it can never be said that she treats staff as children, she does go about things with a parenting flair. When she gives a directive, it is rarely without an explanation as to why we do what we do. She is quick to give credit to those who excel, and can also give effective feedback. . .for our own good. Copenhagen should be proud to have her on our administrative team!”