My name is Kat McMahon, My son James Elverum is in 1st grade at St. James. Sandee Simpson is the St. James school secretary. She does such a wonderful job. She is the glue to that school. She is the person to go to if you have any questions not just for the parents, but the St. James staff as well. On parent teacher conference night I over head a teacher say “thank goodness for Sandee, or we all be lost.” The child next to teacher said why, and she replied; “because she knows where everyone is and how to fix anything.” Sandee is a very friendly warm lady. She always welcomes you with a smile, and leaves you with a laugh. She never makes you feel like you should know the answer to your question no matter how dumb the question might be. My family is probably not your typical private school family, we definitely have to pinch our pennies together for our kids to go to the school, but Sandee never makes you feel any less. She even makes the children feel special in her presence. My son who only has little contact with Sandee has taken such a liking to her, that when Sandee was out ill he made it a point to save some of his money to get her flowers. Not a lot of people can have that kind of effect on a 6 year old boy. The sunshine award is supposed to go to someone that brings sunshine into our life, and I believe there are no other recipients that deserve it anymore then Sandee. She is definitely a person that brings you a smile, and bends backwards to help her school families, as well as the staff.