Bill Heimann, Alecia Heimes and Stuart Clark
Administrator Bill Heimann (from left), School Psychologist Alecia Heimes, and Special Education Director Stuart Clark at all-staff day at Wayne State College, Jan. 31, 2020.

Heimes Named 2019-20 ESU #1 Employee of the Year

On Jan. 31, 2020, Educational Service Unit #1 Administrator Bill Heimann and Special Education Director Stuart Clark presented Alecia Heimes with the 2019-20 ESU #1 Employee of the Year award during an all-staff meeting at Wayne State College.

Alecia, a resident of St. Helena, Nebraska, has been employed at ESU #1 since 2012. She is school psychologist who has worked with schools throughout the six-county ESU #1 service area, most recently at Hartington-Newcastle Public School. She was nominated by her peers because she is an amazing representative of ESU #1. Her character, integrity and actions exemplify what the Employee of the Year award is all about.

Her co-workers commented on how she is always willing to listen to students, change her schedule when new situations arise and is there when needed. She has been instrumental in the Hartington-Newcastle Public School District implementing an MTSS framework, which includes mental health supports for students. Her focus is always on the student and ensuring individuals are getting what they need. Perhaps most importantly, she lifts people up!

ESU #1 is happy to award this year’s Employee of the Year to Alecia Heimes. 

The ESU #1 Employee of the Year award is in honor of Georgia McQuistan, a former ESU #1 employee who passed away in 1987.