Board honors November Employees of the Month

Employees from Mesa High, Summit Academy, and Irving and Porter elementary schools were recognized for their service at the Nov. 24 Governing Board meeting.

Lydia Carrillo EOTMNovember Employees of the Month were recognized by superintendency and school board members for their leadership, commitment and dedication to the students they serve. Their service to Mesa Public Schools is forever appreciated.

Certified and classified employees are nominated for the award by co-workers and endorsed by administrators. Selected employees are honored during the second board meeting of the month from September to April. The board meetings are usually standing room only and full of energy as the employees accept their honors.

Read the school board tributes to the November winners:

David Bottrill, instructional assistant, Summit Academy
Lydia Carrillo, student advisor, Mesa High
Jackie Rosenthal, special education teacher, Porter Elementary
Maria "Miss Terrie" Villalba, facility assistant, Irving Elementary 

Employees of the Month receive certificates, school board tributes and $400 for professional development workshops or conferences of their choice.

Lydia Carrillo is honored as a November Educator of the Month by Governing Board Clerk Steven Peterson. Carrillo works with Mesa High's most at-risk students. (Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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