Hilton CSD names School-Related Professional of the Year

By on September 25, 2017

Beth Eichas, teacher’s aide at Hilton High School, was named School-Related Professional (SRP) of the Year at the staff convocation at Hilton High School on September 5.

Heidi Barrett (left), teaching assistant, presents Beth Eichas, teacher’s aide at Hilton High School, with the Hilton Central School District School-Related Professional of the Year Award. Provided photo

Heidi Barrett (left), teaching assistant, presents Beth Eichas, teacher’s aide at Hilton High School, with the Hilton Central School District School-Related Professional of the Year Award. Provided photo

For the past 10 years, Eichas has worked throughout the district. As a certified art teacher, she teaches crafts to students and spends her own money on supplies, snacks and drinks. She also adds money to students’ lunch accounts if they need it and at times has given students her own lunch.

Eichas seeks opportunities for students to participate in extracurricular activities and social events beyond the school day. For example, she is an advocate for students participating in Unified Basketball and helps students with tickets, transportation and attire for the BOCES 2 Dinner Dance Prom.

“Beth has that special gift of comfort and patience, which is critical to the success of some of our most complex students,” wrote one of the many people who nominated Eichas. “For some students, Beth is the only individual who can calm and assist in a time of crisis.”

The other SRP of the Year finalists were: Charlene Delisanti, teacher’s aide at Quest Elementary School; Mary Hildebrant, teacher’s aide at Hilton High School; Ann Hurlimann, districtwide physical therapist; and Joan Wright, custodian at Merton Williams Middle School.

Hilton Central School District School-Related Professional of the Year honors the exceptional skills and initiative shown by Hilton staff members. Applicants are judged on performance of duties, handling of an unusual assignment and how they embody the image of the school-related professional.

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