At each board meeting there is a recognition of staff with a Stretch for Excellence award. The board met last night and the winner is Jim!
Our Stretch for Excellence award winner this month is Jim Malkoski, the CLNkids Data Coordinator. He has been with the agency for about 2-1/2 years, first part time, then full time. He works with the two major database systems of our funders, HUD’s HMIS and Early Head Start’s PROMIS systems. Since his arrival the integrity of our recordkeeping has been enhanced.
In addition Jim has developed tracking systems for agency use in determining each child’s upcoming immunization needs, coordinates the weekly wellness check appointments with the CD Manager, teachers and Albuquerque Healthcare for the Homeless. He also provides the non-financial quantitative data for county and city reports.
He has been very helpful in developing queries and reports that help staff better track changes in indicators of well-being of our families. Which in turn informs adaptations in practices of case managers and teachers. He has recently expanded the reports we are using as background to conduct follow up calls with our parents.
Jim and his wife enjoy gardening—he’s shared especially generously the bounty of tomatoes from his garden. He is also a musician and reports that he enjoys writing music on the weekends. They also enjoy trips to northern New Mexico.
Jim is a relatively quiet and quite steady presence at CLNkids. He is a model staff person “stretching for excellence.