Board celebrates November Employees of the Month

Employees from Emerson Elementary, Human Resources, Lowell Elementary and Operations were celebrated for their service at the Nov. 22 board meeting.

Daniel Velazquez is congratulated by Dr. Ben WhitingNovember Employees of the Month were recognized by superintendency and school board members for their leadership, commitment and dedication to 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 November winners:

Charlene Bahr Leatham, first-grade teacher, Emerson Elementary
Ginger McCarty, secretary to the director, Human Resources
Daniel Velazquez, physical education teacher, Lowell Elementary
George Williams, lead custodian, Operations/Falcon Hill Elementary 

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

Daniel Velazquez, PE teacher at Lowell Elementary, is celebrated as an Educator of the Month by Governing Board member Dr. Ben Whiting. (Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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