Lisa McGee named April Volunteer of the Month

McGee is a dedicated volunteer at Ishikawa Elementary. She was recognized at the April 26 board meeting as Volunteer of the Month.

Lisa McGee VOTMLisa McGee has been devoted to Ishikawa Elementary students and staff for several years. She's loved for her service and great ideas. In her time, McGee has started many traditions at the school. She was recognized for her dedication at the April 26 board meeting as Volunteer of the Month.

Tribute to Lisa McGee

Lisa has devoted countless hours to Ishikawa students. People often assume she's on staff because she's on campus every day.

Lisa helps teachers get supplies, organizes the carnival, creates traditions and serves delicious cupcakes. She leads the Dragon Dash and initiated the Millionaire's Club reading program.

Lisa coordinated two special Living Books events this year. First she organized a Berlin Candy Bomber-inspired candy drop. Students collected hundreds of pieces of candy that were tied in small parachutes and dropped from a helicopter onto the Wilson Elementary field. Wilson students were excited about the unique surprise. They loved the candy, too!

She also invited the Tuskegee Airmen to visit with students, staff and parents. It was an amazing experience. Lisa is a natural at bringing a community together and motivating students to learn.

Lisa, thank you for your dedication to Ishikawa Elementary. We are pleased to honor you as a Mesa Public Schools Volunteer of the Month.

Volunteer of the Month prizes

McGee received a certificate, tumbler, coaster, candy bouquet and copy of the tribute from Mesa Public Schools. She was also awarded a $50 Amazon gift card and a book titled "Gratitude" from the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence.

(Volunteer of the Month Lisa McGee speaks at the April 26 board meeting. Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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