Cove Charter Schol is proud to announce its winners of the Crystal Apple “Excellence in Education” awards:
- Kyle Barnes
- Eric Gustavson
We appreciate the dedication and service these individuals devote each day to supporting education in our region.
Kyle Barnes is the Head Custodian for Cove School District and has been with the district for seven years.
Staff and administration appreciate Kyle’s “can do” attitude and his ability to develop positive solutions to the many challenges that arise daily. Kyle is extremely loyal to Cove students, staff and the community. One of his strengths is his capacity to work with and positively mentor our student work crew each summer—he clearly communicates his expectations and prepares these students for realistic experiences in the workplace. Way to go, Kyle!
Eric Gustavson has worked in the Cove School District for 17 years. He is currently a 6th through 8th grade teacher and the high school art teacher. Affectionately known as “Mr. G,” Eric is a master at balancing academic rigor with fun and brings a thoughtful and creative approach to teaching. He was instrumental in Cove’s Artist-in-Residence program bringing in the band Typhoon and the Missoula Children’s Theatre. The administration also deeply appreciates his work this year as President of the Cove Education Association. Thank you, Eric!