The Madeira City Schools and the Madeira community are comprised of dedicated and involved individuals who regularly go above and beyond the expected to 'make a difference' in our schools. They have the attitude of not being satisfied with the status quo, but of going the extra mile. The 'I Make a Difference Award' was created for the Madeira City School Board to recognize the extraordinary contributions of these people.
At their May 20 meeting, the Madeira City School Board presented the I Make a Difference Award to Theresa and Bob Fisk, Gene Matsudo, and Susan Crabill. It is the district's honest honor.
Theresa and Bob Fisk have exceeded expectations as parent volunteers, dedicating their continuous and passionate expertise in many ways to many organizations the past 15 years; PTO, Madeira Music Boosters, Power of the Pen, the Kroger Fund, MES' Young Authors Program, Got Art? and MathCounts.
Gene Matsudo has donated countless hours of his own time since 2012 to cut the grass, clean the dugout, and care for the bullpen at Madeira High School’s home varsity baseball field - Sellman Field. He's been a one-man grounds crew and is often seen ‘working the fields.’ The baseball team has named him “The Grass Man” and dubbed him an honorary team member.
Susan Crabill was hired as Treasurer on August 1, 2005 and will retire this July. She has been diligent about taking measures to keep district costs down and has also helped maintain competitive teacher salaries. Our district has consistently earned the Auditor of State Award from the State Auditor's Office under Susan's term as Treasurer. This award is given to entities that file timely financial reports in accordance with GAAP as well as receiving a "clean" audit report.
Nominations are accepted at any time throughout the year and can be found at I Make a Difference.
Pictured (l to r): Theresa Fisk, Bob Fisk, Gene Matsudo, and Susan Crabill.