By: Kelly Merydith
Photos and video by: Joe Kowalewski (firstname.lastname@example.org for any production work or inquiries)
On January 19, 2019 Ahimsa teachers, workstudy, and teacher trainees came together for a holiday potluck! We gave awards to our managers and others:
Happiest, Hippest, Hippy – Masin Ouksel, co-owner
Wizard of Oz – Kelly Merydith, co-owner
Rockstar Events Coordinator – Christiane Broihier, Events Coordinator
Peace & Love Warrior – Carol Buer, Customer Care & Workstudy Coordinator (and Kelly’s mom)
Zen Master – Chuck Merydith, Ahimsa Teacher, Floor sweeper, shoveler, 100 other jobs, Gong Master (kidding), and Kelly’s Dad
Best Pregnant Manager – Lauren Laughlin, Oak Park Manager
Badass in Berwyn – Mona McDougall, Berwyn Manager
Most Transformed – Christina DeCillo, La Grange and Elmhurst North and South Manager
Rockstar Referrer – Marissa Jayne, Berwyn Teacher
Larabar Lover – Caitlin Coan, Berwyn and Oak Park Teacher
Big Spender – Jackie Huxel, Oak Park Teacher (who loves our retail!)
Super Subbers – Teachers
These awards went to teacher who subbed the most classes at Ahimsa in 2018. This is a BIG deal because getting subs can often be difficult, so it’s nice that these teachers helped others in need.
Super Subbers – Lauren Laughlin, Jessica Jayne, Grace Sangat Gian, Julie Allison, Ann Rinderer
Super Subbers – Workstudy
Ahimsa’s workstudy program is where a student works a 4 hour desk shift in exchange for a Gold Membership. This shift is unpaid. When workstudy students cover for others, they are doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.
Super Duper Subber – Morris Applebaum, who subbed 13 times in 2018!
Super Subbers – Joe Kowalewski (who also took the photos and videos!), Liz Chase, Miriam Gevinson, Shirley Rissmann, Colleen Luckey, Shanna Pierce