R-E-S-P-E-C-T, What it Means To Me… (Here is what Staff members had to say)
…To respect yourself first, others will respect you – treat others as you want to be treated. – J.R.
…Equal opportunity and treatment for everyone – Accepting and valuing our differences. -S.P.
…To treat me as a unique individual, as important and intelligent as anyone else. - G.P.
…Everyone is treated the same and we are not put in a hierarchal work plan. - T. W.
…Treating everyone the same and welcoming differences in lifestyle and opinion, recognizing them as assets. - Andria Peters
…Having my daughter not talk back to me; at work it means having co workers listen, when I speak, consider my suggestions, etc. – Sara Wakefield
…Listening to me without rejecting my ideas. - R.M.
…Being aware of difference among all of us and allowing each person, the space to tell his/her story. - Jennifer Englund
…Treating others as I would like to be treated. - Paula Seeger
…Recognizing that everyone has their own unique talents and value. - M. E.
…Treating people politely, regardless of status or color. – C.H.
…Allowing me to be me – not judging, accepting, and acknowledging my gifts. – D.H.
…In the work environment, coming together with the attitude that we are together in a communal effort to benefit more than our personal concerns – When everyone is allowed to participate fully, the community will grow and benefit beyond belief. – P.P.
…Being honest, kind and considerate of others, at all times, regardless of differences. – Paige Anderson
…Acknowledging differences of opinion and a willingness to discuss those differences. - Carolee Berge Cohen
…Trust, understanding and not be asked to do or say something I don’t believe in. - T.H.
…Listening to all and being listened to. - A.L.
…Valuing the time, creativity, input and perspective of all people, regardless of their job, sex, race, orientation, etc. - Christine Yeager
…Accepting my skills knowledge and abilities. - Bonnie Marten
…Everything! – B. S.