April 23, 2024

GEM Award Winner - Donna Shiemke


Donna Shiemke, Informational Media Center Clerk at Roosevelt

Donna's Statement: "What I like about working for Wayne Westland is the wonderful staff I have met over the years.  But the most important are the students.  I love to see their smiling faces and excitement when they come to the  library and pick out a book."

Mark Watson's Statement:  “I always say that it is important to surround yourself with positive people. Well, we definitely hit that positivity standard with Mrs. Shiemke. She is the shining light of positivity and we are very lucky that she is part of our Roosevelt-McGrath community. If you have ever had the opportunity to work with Mrs. Shiemke, you know that she models positivity, kindness, care and flexibility each and every day. 

As our Informational Media Center Clerk, Mrs. Shiemke creates a wonderful learning environment in our Library. The library is the learning hub of our school. She does an amazing job at supporting the literacy development of our students and other students in the District each day. In addition, she manages spontaneous challenges with grace every time. She will often be given a challenge of changing her schedule and/or location of where she supports students. She always has a positive outlook and does all that she can to help with any challenge. 

Mrs. Shiemke is an amazing human being. We appreciate her so much and we are so happy that she is being recognized with a GEM award.  Congratulations Mrs. Shiemke.”