2021 Unsung Hero
2021 Unsung Hero
Posted on 05/22/2021
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Savin Rock Community School Unsung Heroes
Cathy Bode and Donna Maus

Cathy Bode has worked with the West Haven Board of Education for the past 22 years. When you think of an Unsung Hero you think of a person who is selfless, hardworking, thoughtful and respectful.  Cathy is the epitome of all these qualities.  Cathy greets everyone with a smile and kind word every morning.  All her work is done behind the scenes and she does everything necessary to  make Savin Rock run smoothly.  Her professionalism and dedication to our school, staff members and students is a role model for everyone.


Donna Maus has been a special education teacher at Savin Rock Community School for 23 years. Donna is often referred to as the “Kindergarten Whisperer” by staff who work closely with her.   She is kind and compassionate and  takes the time to make learning fun and a positive experience for all of her students.  She approaches every lesson with the utmost detail in order to meet every individual need and ensures her students are enthusiastic and engaged with their learning. Donna has a sense of humor that makes even the most daunting task enjoyable.  She has certainly played a large role in shaping the educational practice of others within the building.


Here are some kind words from their staff members:

Cathy Bode and Donna Maus are some of the most hard-working individuals we have ever had the privilege to work with.  The time they spend before, during and after school goes above and beyond the call of duty.  You're an inspiration to our students and staff members.  We’re proud to work side by side with you every day. Congratulations!