Yay of the Day awardee, Emily Zalewski of Douglas Freeman High School, receiving her swag bag.

YAY EMILY ZALEWSKI! Emily Zalewski, a school psychologist at Douglas Freeman High School, is today’s “Yay of the Day” honoree. Superintendent Amy Cashwell honored her recently at the school.

YAYWORTHY: Nominator Charlie Williams said: “Emily is so caring and patient with both students who are in need of care and in helping colleagues navigate difficult situations in IEP and 504 plans for students. Recently, like so many other days, Emily dropped everything to talk to a struggling student without a bit of notice. She makes students feel safe, cared for and heard, and they leave her office feeling visibly lighter than when they walked in. She is a cut above as a caring adult for students, a generous teammate and as a role model for our students.”

Thank you for all you do, Emily Zalewski, to make a positive difference and move HCPS forward!