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Congratulations April Employee of the Month – Kawsar Jama
Posted 04/25/2019 08:16AM

Fridley Public Schools April 2019 Employee of the Month is Kawsar Jama! Kawsar works as a community education instructor in 3-year-old classrooms in the district’s preschool program. She has been working with Fridley Community Education for two years and has also worked in 4-year-old preschool classrooms.

According to Dr. Jason Bodey, Principal of Alternative Services (ALC and Fridley Preschool) Kawsar is an incredible asset to the Fridley Community Center.

“She always takes great initiative and is such a tremendous  help to students and staff around her,” said Bodey. “Every day, she goes above and beyond her job title to make sure all those who are around her are supported, accounted for, and appreciated.”

Kawsar has a deep understanding of students and their families, and takes extra time to show every 3-year-old why they are important.

Her colleagues describe her as caring and kind, as well as “a rockstar employee, supportive co-worker and community bridge.”

“Families find her comforting because she has a great perspective, and she is a Fridley parent,” said Bodey.

Additionally, Kawsar is fluent in Somali and is always willing to assist families if there is a language barrier.

“She is truly a bridge between the school and our community and we are honored to work with her every day,” said Bodey.

Pictured above from left to right, Principal of Alternative Services (ALC and Fridley Preschool) Dr. Jason Bodey and Kawsar Jama

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