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Click to learn more about some of the ways we approach the important work of building our team culture and improving ourselves:

  • Team Huddle – Our department gets together twice per month (except during the summer) for approximately 60-90 minutes of team building and culture enhancing activities
  • Quote & Question – We discuss an empowering quote and question every week
  • Book Studies – An optional but growing part of our culture, we conduct book studies 3 or 4 times per year around topics that support our values and personal development
  • Our mantra – Rather than a “mission” statement, we crafted a two-word mantra we identify with and rally around
  • Our values After several discussions, we all agreed on three core values, which provide the foundation of all of our efforts
  • Kudos Korner – Our teammates receive a great deal of praise & wanted to share with the world
  • Special Guests – Special guests periodically spend time with us to improve our ability to enhance education and lead better lives
  • Where is Springy? – We acknowledge the special people and work performed in DTS by passing our “Spring In Your Step” award

Team Huddle: January 4

Our first huddle of 2019 was a time for Cocoa and Conversations! While our team enjoyed hot cocoa with all the fixings (thanks, Julie Read, for the homemade marshmallows!) each person created a poster to share the “One word that will carry us into 2019” Here’s a compilation of our words.   Springy: From Troy… Continue Reading Team Huddle: January 4

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Q&Q: January 14, 2019

“The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart. One must imagine Sisyphus happy.” – Albert Camus What gives you the will to persist through life’s challenges?

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Q&Q: January 7, 2019

Don’t you just love the smiles of children? They are genuine and contagious. What do you do when facing challenges? Could a smile help diffuse a situation?

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Q&Q: December 31, 2018

You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.  ―C. S. Lewis What small step can you take to improve that one thing in your life that isn’t quite as awesome as you would like it to be?

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