Employee Wellness Committee 2020-2021

  • Purpose: 

    Our mission is to nurture the health and well-being of our most important asset, the employees of the Great Falls Public Schools.

    Jody Murray, Prevention Specialist
    Meeting Frequency: 
    Usual Meeting Place: 
    District Office Building
    Meeting Dates and Times: 
    Committee Members: 
    Jerry Austill              Lead Transportation and Safety Technician
    Sandy Bennett         Human Resources Administrative Assistant
    Erin Butts                Student Mental Health Coordinator
    Heather Dahley        Middle School Counselor
    Kerry Dattilo            Human Resources Director
    Jerry Ferderer          Retiree of GFPS
    Erica Harp              Lead School Nurse
    Lisa Henry               District Classified
    Jody Murray             Prevention Specialist
    Miranda Murray        Instructional Coach
    Kim Ray                   Elementary Principal
    Alta Scott                 Student Services Secretary
    Heather Spurzem      Benefits Analyst
    Drew Uecker            Secondary Principal


    Other Information: 

    The Long Term Goals of the Employee Wellness Program are:

    • Move from an activity-centered wellness program to a results-oriented program
    • Promote behavior change for and with our employees through skill-building
    • Link our wellness initiative to our benefit design
    • Move from providing incentives for healthy behaviors to providing incentives for healthy outcomes
    • Move from the extrinsic motivation of incentives to the more intrinsic motivation of good health
    • Grow employees who are knowledgeable, responsible consumers of their healthcare plan
    • Grow employees who are knowledgeable, responsible advocates for their own health and well-being
    • Institutionalize year-end reporting that includes employees, senior level management, and school board
    • Expand communication with our retirees who subscribe to our benefit plan and are the largest consumers of our plan