Committee Chairs

  • Cornerstone Committee Chairs Carl Mertens, Jenny Friedmann, Twylaa TaylorCornerstone committee chairs are an integral part of the awards program. They oversee the selection process, lead the voting process and participate in notification of award recipients at their work location. 

    The 2021-2022 Cornerstone Awards Committee Chairs are:

    • Carl Mertens - Coordinator at Rockwood Finance
      "It’s an honor to serve as a committee chair. I look forward to hearing about all the people who are nominated. There are so many employees who have such a profound impact on our students and fellow staff. They contribute so much, and the Cornerstone is a great opportunity for us all to let them know that they are appreciated."

    • Jenny Friedmann - Principal's Secretary at Eureka High
      "As a co-chair of the Cornerstone Awards committee, I really look forward to reading all of the amazing stories included in the Cornerstone nominations. We have some amazing support staff in our district and it is so great to see them being celebrated by their friends and colleagues."

    • Twylaa Taylor - Social Worker at Wildwood Middle
      "As a Cornerstone co-chair, I’m looking forward to hearing about all the wonderful individuals in Rockwood that go above and beyond. I can’t wait to see the joy on their face as we recognize them for all their hard work. I’m honored to be a part of the Conerstone committee. I believe it is very important to recognize our wonderful support staff because our district wouldn’t be where it is without their drive and dedication. You are appreciated!"