Remarkable Role Models
Ecole Burton Ettinger School is lucky to have remarkable people who give freely of their time and show an enthusiastic dedication to the school community. Two of these special volunteers are pictured here.
Pam Carter is a teacher at EBES and started the breakfast program over ten years ago to fulfill a need she saw in her students and her community. It started in a small classroom with bins for sinks and she has over seen the growth from a program that was a couple of days a week to a now five days a week. She also advocated to get a full service kitchen and we serve healthy breakfast to anywhere from 70-90 children per day. Last year we served 9970 breakfasts and we are on target to surpass that this year. Pam is a staple in the mornings arriving at 0700 to begin set up for children who arrive at 0745. This is by far above and beyond her regular teacher duties. She also orders the food, coordinates community and student volunteers and looks after some of the administrative duties.She is there everyday without complaint or recognition.
Madeline Repchull is a retired LPN and instead of enjoying her mornings sleeping in she is in her second year of arriving daily at 0700 to cook for the students of Burton Ettinger. Madeline always has a smile and aside from cooking she teaches all of the volunteers the ropes, serves the children and does many of the behind scenes tasks that need to be done. Some of these tasks include regular oven cleaning, weekly laundry (those dish cloths don’t wash themselves!) and baking muffins at home to serve on muffin days.
Pam and Madeline, along with Tara Hatfield are remarkable role models for the next generation of what to aspire to—wonderful people who serve their community daily and never ask anything in return.