Board honors January Employees of the Month

Employees from Stapley Junior High, and Hermosa Vista, Keller and Stevenson elementary schools were recognized for their service at the Jan. 26 board meeting.

Peterson De La Torre EOTMJanuary Employees of the Month were recognized by superintendency and school board members for their leadership, commitment and dedication to their students. 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 January winners:

Traci Acevedo, office specialist, Keller Elementary
Luis De La Torre, fifth-grade teacher, Stevenson Elementary
Stacy Murphy, secretary to the principal, Hermosa Vista Elementary
Kathryn Notarpole, social studies teacher, Stapley Junior High 

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

Luis De La Torre is recognized as a January Educator of the Month by Governing Board President Steven Peterson. De La Torre is a beloved fifth-grade teacher at Stevenson Elementary. (Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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