Board honors March Employees of the Month
Employees from Eagleridge Enrichment Program, Information Systems, and Longfellow and Zaharis elementary schools were recognized for their service at the March 29 board meeting.
March 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 March winners:
Patrick Carroll, gifted and talented teacher, Zaharis Elementary
Holly Franzmeier, Synergy training and technical support specialist, Information Systems
Ofelia Oharriz-Martinez, secretary to the principal, Longfellow Elementary
Jo Pittman, writing instructor, Eagleridge Enrichment Program
Employees of the Month receive certificates, school board tributes and $400 for professional development workshops or conferences of their choice.
Jo Pittman is recognized as a March Employee of the Month by Governing Board clerk Jenny Richardson. Pittman has taught for more than 52 years and told meeting attendees, "The first 50 years are the hardest." (Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)