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Officer Umbarger Named September RepMO Hero

Throughout the school year we will take turns recognizing outstanding certified and classified employees through our RepMO Hero program. District employees submit nominations and then a nominee from each department group and building are submitted to a district selection committee who chooses one individual to be the RepMO Hero of the Month! 

Join us in congratulating Officer Scott Umbarger, Director of Safety and Security, for being chosen as the SEPTEMBER REPMO HERO OF THE MONTH! Thank you, Officer Umbarger for ALL you do to serve the Republic School District students and employees. We are so #repmoproud to call you a Republic Tiger!
A compilation of nominations received in regards to Officer Umbarger from district employees is below. He will be honored at the October Board of Education meeting, and will also receive $500 to be spent on the resources of his choice.
Check out this video of Dr. Wistrom AKA "RepMO Man" surprising Officer Umbarger earlier today!
We proudly nominate Director of Safety and Security, Scott Umbarger as a RepMO Hero! Scott does so much for our district and most of it goes unnoticed. He is anywhere and everywhere the district needs him! He works hard to build relationships with staff and students from every building. My own kids talk about how he is over at Lyon during lunch and how he even plays basketball with the kids at recess. I see him at the middle school a lot and most of the time he is dealing with a situation that no one looks forward to. However, when he his able, he is out and about building relationships. Scott has done so much for our district since taking on his role. From marking all our doors in the district to re-keying the middle school to ensuring that our active shooter training is well done and practical, just to name a few. I truly appreciate Scott's leadership and I feel safe knowing he is the one leading the charge for our safety and security!





In addition to celebrating Officer Umbarger, we'd like to honor our entire pool of nominees! Congratulations to the following employees who were nominated by their peers as RepMO Hero nominees for the month of September! We are thankful for each and every one of you! 

EC: Jen Wojciechowski, Paraprofessional

Lyon: Shawna Laffoon, Secretary

McCulloch: Dustin Prest, Lead Custodian

Price: Marlen Seaton,Cook

Schofield: Sherry Kelley, Cook

Sweeny: Cierra Galyon, Computer Aide

RMS: Laurie Madson, Paraprofessional

RHS: Will Uzzell, Maintenance

CO/CIA: Melissa Bennett, HR Coordinator

Transportation: Shelley Keene, Bus Driver

Maint/IT/Security: Scott Umbarger, Director of Safety & Security

STRIPES: Nick Gideon, Site Leader

 RepMO Hero Nominees