MISSION STATEMENT


In collaboration with the Municipal side of our town government, the Lexington Public Schools has adopted a system-wide employee wellness goal to begin in the 2014-2015 academic year. 


Research demonstrates that wellness programs increase employee morale and productivity, reduce work-related stress and employee absenteeism, and create a work environment that promotes the overall physical and mental well-being of employees.  As a result, employees tend to lead healthier life-styles and perform at higher levels in their jobs, while employers gain a greater opportunity to control the rate of growth of health insurance costs.


Lexington’s Employee Wellness Program is designed to promote a wide-range of voluntary activities that are aligned with our employee’s interests as well as their health and medical needs. Program participants have the opportunity to engage in organized wellness activities such as utilizing our three fitness centers, attending nutrition programs, enrolling in wellness course offerings through the Wellness Partnership and the Community Education Program, and participating in health screening programs. Each school will have its own Wellness Champion to encourage and promote site-based participation in the program.


Below is a list of the members of our system-wide Employee Wellness Steering Committee for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Jacky Dick, Employee Wellness Coordinator

Jill Gasperini, Coordinator of School Health Services

Craig Hall, Director of Adult and Community Education

Robert Harris, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

Karen Hurley, Registrar

Lori Manning, Wellness Coordinator, Town of Lexington

Vartan Minasian, Town of Lexington Facilities

Shawn Newell, Assistant Director of Public Facilities

Fran Salter, IIT Training Coordinator

Eamonn Sheehan, K-12 Coordinator of PE & Wellness

Page Kohlhepp, Senior Account Executive, Lifescope/E4

Sandra Trach, Principal, Estabrook Elementary School

Jennifer Wolfrum, K-12 Assistant Coordinator of PE & Wellness

Kevin Silvia, Food Services Director, Whitsons

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