Scheid brings over 33 years in working in education with a specialty and passion for special education. Her journey started in a Teaching Academy elective in high school and “fell in love with assisting teacher.” Scheid began her career in education as a teacher’s assistant at Fabian Elementary School. Since then she has been “hooked.” In 2000, Scheid helped open the new high school, Emerald Ridge, in which she now currently presides in doing the amazing work that she does as a resource paraeducator.
Her drive for education, continued to inspire her to pursue more academic accomplishments. In 2004, Scheid obtained her Associate of Arts and Science from Pierce College and then a CTE in Natural Resources from Bates Technical College in 2006. Scheid then earned her Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences with Education Concentration from Ashford University in 2009.
Since then, she has helped start up an after-school tutor program called Homework Help that gave students the extra support with their work. “As the program grew, students were finishing work and grades were reflecting their effort.” The program has now expanded to over 20 resource and general education students voluntarily attending and continues to be a popular program for many.
In recognition for the outstanding work Lynette Scheid has done for the Puyallup School District and Emerald Ridge High School, her fellow colleague, Terese Allen, resource teacher, has nominated her with the highest regards:
“From the first day she walked into our classroom, Lynn exudes positivity, with a smile and light heartedness. She exercises the highest level of professionalism in a position that requires excellent communication, collaboration, flexibility and intelligence. Her ability to address a variety of academic areas and needs has made Lynn invaluable to student growth. Not only does she assist students when providing specially designed instructions (SDI) but Lynn has become the go-to for help with test and assignment modifications, assistance with classroom management, collaboration with teachers during class activities and individual student support with social/emotional skills required for academic progress”
Scheid’s dedication and passion to education exemplifies the respected work and service she has provided to her students, school, and the district. “Being a paraeducator has provided me a fulfilling, exhilarating career experience every day for the past 33 plus years. To see smiles on staff and students when I walk into a room boosts my passion as an educator.”
Congratulations to Lynette Scheid on being named the 2018 Classified Employee of the Year.