Echo School District is proud to announce our Crystal Apple Award winners for 2016: Jessica Rist and Brandi Russell! The winners were recognized in a ceremony in Pendleton. Please join us in congratulating these great Echo School District employees!
Jessica Rist has been the counselor at Echo High School for two years. With her positive attitude and genuine excitement to help students, Jessica has become an enormous asset in the district. She goes above and beyond in her efforts to make sure seniors are on track to graduate and they complete college forms and applications. She teaches Character Education to elementary students and has taken on the Battle of the Books. “She is a true light to our school. The students of all ages love her and the energy she brings.”
Brandi Russell teaches math and P.E. at Echo High School and has worked in the district for five years. She is enthusiastic and charismatic about everything she teaches, going the extra mile to encourage students. Brandi teaches P.E. to all 6th through 8th graders, coaches girls’ Junior High basketball and takes students to events like Girls in Science. She is constantly striving to offer what’s best for students.