Mike Guill, a teacher at Veneta Elementary since August of 2008, has been selected as our April Employee of the Month!
His day gets started by greeting kids, boosting their spirits, and making the school a welcoming place to be. He does his best to instill a love of learning in every student that crosses his path.
VES staff members tell us “he works diligently to read with all of his students at their instruction level, regardless of what that is. He asks for suggestions from other teachers on how to best serve his students, and encourages and supports students’ reading in his classroom. So many students have benefited from him over the years!”
He always quietly encourages staff that he notices are working long hours or he knows are going through a rough patch. He will anonymously drop off a coffee, a blizzard, chocolate flavored coffee beans, or whatever he feels would make a staff member’s day better.”
When not teaching and supporting other Veneta Elementary staff members, Mr. Guill is most likely to be found playing disc golf – he thinks he’s terrible at the game but he loves to play! He enjoys hiking with his wife of 28 years, Fenn, driving through Finley Wildlife Refuge and spotting critters that look like tiny dust balls with legs running across the road (Fenn calls them baby quail) 😉
The Guill’s have two daughters, Dana who works at Veneta Elementary School as an instructional assistant and Allison who works at Chintimini Wildlife Rehab.
His favorite thing about his job is “The people I work with because it feels like family rather than a job. I also love challenging kids to be the best they can be rather than settling for “good-enough”
Thank you for all of the encouragement and support you continue to show students and staff!