‘Be Golden’ Staff Member of the Week: Mrs. Jane Bugden


Lindsey Walk

Mrs. Jane Bugden

The “Be Golden” award is a new faculty and staff recognition program at the high school.

This award is given weekly by a faculty/staff member to another faculty/staff member. Whoever receives the trophy on Friday is responsible for awarding it to someone else the following week. The only criteria are to give it to someone who has done something to make the school a better place.

“With the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) initiative in our school, we want to not only recognize students for being golden but staff members as well,” said Shannon Davis, the award program coordinator. “This is a way to personally thank people we work with every day, but don’t always have the chance to show them how much they are appreciated.”

Last week the award went to administrative assistant Mrs. Brooke Yaudes.

She chose to give the award to high school teacher Mrs. Jane Bugden

Mrs. Yaudes’ Quote:

“I knew from the moment she smiled at me during our opening session on the first day of school a few years ago, that she was one special lady! And the years have certainly proven true. Not only as a co-worker, but as the teacher to both of my children, she is such a ray of sunshine! She is pleasant to work with, she cares for her students, and helps them in any way possible. This much deserved award goes to none other than….Ms. Bugden!”

The Eagle Eye interviewed Mrs. Bugden about being this week’s award winner:

Eagle Eye: What encouraged you to become a teacher?

Jane Bugden: “I always enjoyed math and problem solving and wanted to help others understand it and hopefully find success with it.”

EE: What do you enjoy most about being a teacher?

JB: “The energy of a classroom and working with the students. Never a dull moment!”

EE: Is this your dream job? If not, what is?

JB: “I’ve been fortunate to have had two careers this lifetime. In addition to teaching, I worked in healthcare analytics for 15 years. If a third career presented itself, I would want it to incorporate my passion for travel and exploring new places.”