Staff and students recognized at AJUSD board meeting

 

Brenda Farris, Four Peaks Elementary School principal, introduced the Volunteer of the Month, Christina Anger: “Whether it’s making glitter bottles to help students calm down when they are sent to the principal’s office or organizing the winter festival, Christina is always ready to step in and make a difference. No project is too small or too large. We are blessed to have her.” All information provided  is provided by Dana Hawman public information officer for Apache Junction School District.  All honors are from the August board meeting.  (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

Brenda Farris, Four Peaks Elementary School principal, introduced the Volunteer of the Month, Christina Anger: “Whether it’s making glitter bottles to help students calm down when they are sent to the principal’s office or organizing the winter festival, Christina is always ready to step in and make a difference. No project is too small or too large. We are blessed to have her.” All information provided is provided by Dana Hawman public information officer for Apache Junction School District. All honors are from the Sept. 8 board meeting. (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

 

Front row from left are Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson, Kaitlynn Sample, Jose Brinnon, Olivia English, Liam Canale, Avery Fisher, Elks Representative Dennis Mack. Back row from left are Max Armenta, Joseantonio DeSantiago, Haile Miller, Assid El Sud Abdul Aziz. (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

Front row from left are Superintendent Dr. Chad Wilson, Kaitlynn Sample, Jose Brinnon, Olivia English, Liam Canale, Avery Fisher, Elks Representative Dennis Mack. Back row from left are Max Armenta, Joseantonio DeSantiago, Haile Miller, Assid El Sud Abdul Aziz. (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

 

“Have you ever gone without something that you didn’t know you needed until you had it?”  asked Brenda Farris, Four Peaks Elementary School principal. “Five years ago, Shana Myers walked in for an interview as a kindergarten teacher. I knew within five minutes that I had to have this person on my staff, and now I don’t know how we would get along without her. The staff at Four Peaks voted for Shana to be our Certified (teacher) Employee of the Month. That means they know Shana is someone they can go to for help. She is a collaboration coach, she has great ideas in the classroom, and many teachers have come into her room to learn new processes by watching her teach.  She spends time on her own to help them, and not a lot of people are willing to do that.” (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

“Have you ever gone without something that you didn’t know you needed until you had it?” asked Brenda Farris, Four Peaks Elementary School principal. “Five years ago, Shana Myers walked in for an interview as a kindergarten teacher. I knew within five minutes that I had to have this person on my staff, and now I don’t know how we would get along without her. The staff at Four Peaks voted for Shana to be our Certified (teacher) Employee of the Month. That means they know Shana is someone they can go to for help. She is a collaboration coach, she has great ideas in the classroom, and many teachers have come into her room to learn new processes by watching her teach. She spends time on her own to help them, and not a lot of people are willing to do that.” (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

 

“I’m so proud of this young lady,” said Brenda Farris, Four Peaks Elementary School principal, as she announced the Classified (support staff) Employee of the Month. “The registrar position is hard enough normally, without the complications of closing a school. Kelly, as a new registrar, has learned very quickly in a trial by fire. With 786 kids at Four Peaks this year, she has been in the middle of it: she keeps attendance up to date every day, she makes sure records are straight, parents are called if students aren’t at school, she’s at the front desk helping out, she never ever says ‘no.’ So what if it’s 5:30 and our office is closed; if there’s still work that needs to be finished, she’s still there until it’s done.” (Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

“I’m so proud of this young lady,” said Brenda Farris, Four Peaks Elementary School principal, as she announced the Classified (support staff) Employee of the Month. “The registrar position is hard enough normally, without the complications of closing a school. Kelly, as a new registrar, has learned very quickly in a trial by fire. With 786 kids at Four Peaks this year, she has been in the middle of it: she keeps attendance up to date every day, she makes sure records are straight, parents are called if students aren’t at school, she’s at the front desk helping out, she never ever says ‘no.’ So what if it’s 5:30 and our office is closed; if there’s still work that needs to be finished, she’s still there until it’s done.”
(Special to the Independent/AJUSD)

 

 

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