August Employee of the Month

Darcie Phillips is an office manager at Children’s Services. She is also the varsity sideline cheer coach. She was hired in March of 2011, as a part-time paraprofessional. “Being a Corunna alumnus, our district has always stood out to me from the rest, with its positive environment and the chance to work with some of the most amazing people and our great leadership.  However, most importantly is the reputation for putting the students first and doing what is best for them,” said Darcie.

“Somethings that may surprise you about me is that I am part owner of D & P Livestock.  We raise beef cattle, pigs, market lambs, and goats.  I also have two miniature donkeys,”  said Darcie.

Darcie said, “I have three things on my bucket list, to one day own the family farm, travel to all 50 states, and snorkel with sea turtles.”

“It is hard for me to pick one outstanding memory from all my years working with our littlest Cavaliers, but I would have to go with our move from the old Shiawassee Street building to Louise Peacock.  Being given this chance to grow as a center has been amazing to watch.  Going from 6-7 rooms to 10-11 was fantastic for not only our center, but for our district as well.  I am beyond grateful to be a part of it!” said Darcie.

Darcie said, “Besides our fully inclusive preschool program, our district also has a fantastic FFA program as well.  I believe these are two things that set Corunna apart from other districts.”

Darcie  said, “The one person that most positively influences me is Grandpa Joe.  At 92, he is still helping around the farm with everything and has not let anything stop or slow him down.  I have watched him fight one battle after another over the last three years and his fight is truly amazing.  I would not be who I am or where I am without him.  I am forever grateful for him and everything he has instilled in me over the years.

In her spare time, Darcie said, “I  enjoy raising livestock, being a 4-H leader (Seymoor Creek) and spending time with my family and friends.”

 Darcie (left) is pictured with Board of Education Vice President Sara Beldyga