Champions of Character and Inspiring Excellence
Copenhagen Inspiring Excellence Award
The Copenhagen Inspiring Excellence Award will recognize a staff person each semester. We are pleased to announce the winner for the second semester of the 2012—2013 school year is Mr. Dale R. Munn, Jr., Director of Student Services.
The elementary teachers, special education staff and office staff who nominated Mr. Munn stated:
“Mr. Munn is an outstanding instructional leader, bringing a different perspective to what teachers can do in the classroom to help individual students. He understands the cognitive process and offers intervention strategies targeting behavior. He looks at student achievement data and then gets right to work problem-solving areas in need. Mr. Munn never stops thinking about kids. He maintains a good rapport with both students and parents. He can be seen chatting with parents about their kids during wrestling practice, and it isn’t unusual to receive e-mails that have been sent in the middle of the night with a quick thought about a student, or with an evaluation, that he had just completed attached.
Mr. Munn is honest, dedicated, caring, concerned, committed, intelligent, organized, generous, empathetic, loyal, economical and resourceful. He has the ability to look and plan ahead into the future and to think outside the box. He is always looking for ways to make things better for kids and is gifted at being able to take available resources and reallocate them for use in other needed areas.
Mr. Munn’s dedication to C.C.S. is amazing! He makes decisions with only the needs and interests of students in mind. Mr. Munn handles discipline quickly and consistently. He values hard work and encourages students to do the same. Mr. Munn also takes time to talk to students and gets to know them individually. He values the opinions of the teaching staff and is supportive of their needs. Mr. Munn is visible, stopping in daily to classrooms to check in with teachers and students.
Mr. Munn is never afraid to take one for the team! He has shaved his head for a little boy who is ill, dressed up as superman to jump in a pool for Community Cup, dressed up as Captain America at Halloween and a pilgrim at Thanksgiving. He cheered on students with special needs at the Carthage Games, sprayed his hair pink, danced and played a plastic guitar with staff members and kissed a pig during an assembly for “Pink Week”. He has wished students happy birthday and eaten all those cup cakes. He has even worn his Danish sweater for students when he shared his experiences from college days in the Country of Denmark. And….through all of this he was never too busy to listen to anyone who had a concern or a need.
C.C.S. Is fortunate to have Mr. Munn as an administrator. He steps up and helps where help is needed, no matter what it is. Mr. Munn always makes you feel that he CARES about you. He is totally committed to the students and staff at Copenhagen School! Thank you Mr. Munn for making a difference in the lives of our students !!