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Staff Member(s) / Department Name Site/DepartmentDescription on Why the person was nominatedSubmitted ByDate Submitted
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David HuffNational City Middle School Going above and beyond daily for students and staff. David is a team player who never says no.Alex Mondragon8/13/2018
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Mark McCannBonita Vista High School Arriving to lead our award winning field and concert program with enthusiasm, optimism and dedication. He is inspiring the students to work hard and continue Club Blue's history of excellence and achievement. Students and parent boosters are fired up for a great performance and competition year. Allison & Jake R.8/13/2018
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Gretel RodriguezHilltop Middle School Responding with such speed, care, professionalism and love when a student's safety was at risk. Your amazing support brought our team together to put students first! Louie J. Zumstein8/7/2018
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Donald SharkeyMontgomery High School Mr. Sharkey worked with his colleague every day last year to improve the AP Government class at MOH. Their efforts increased the amount of students passing the exam by over 300%, from 8 the previous year to 35 last year. Your hard work is appreciated!Daniel Cohen8/7/2018
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Tala KosaMontgomery High School Ms. Kosa worked with her colleague every day last year to improve the AP Government class at MOH. Their efforts increased the amount of students passing the exam by over 300%, from 8 the previous year to 35 last year. Your hard work is appreciated!Daniel Cohen8/7/2018
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Eileen HayBonita Vista High School Incredible teaching abilitiesStudent8/6/2018
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Michelle Mardahl- DumesnilBonita Vista High School She is a very hands on teacher. She keeps students engaged with her bubbly personality and will work with them if they are struggling to understand a topic 8/6/2018
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Mario BastienBonita Vista High School Being actively involved in students academic lives and offering support and extra attention in the areas needed.Student8/6/2018
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Myrna TakakiBonita Vista High School Excellent Teaching8/6/2018
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James GoodwinBonita Vista High School Being the Best Teacher! 8/6/2018
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Don DumasBonita Vista High School Being not only a good teacher, but a good person; Really opening up my eyes and helping me find a new perspective on life. Student8/6/2018
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Ian DunnAlternative ED-CDSThank you for your patience, compassion and investment in working as a collaborative team to support a student in crisis.Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Dr. Joseph FulcherEquity, Culture and Support ServicesThank you for your enduring compassion, leadership, and investment in building the capacity of the district School Psychologist team!Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Reid BurnsAlternative EducationThank you for your leadership in supporting the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of our students.Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Jason GoodBonita Vista High School Being an Excellent Teacher; Being an awesome Teacher Students8/6/2018
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Michelle BealeAlta Vista Academy Thank you for attending to student course scheduling.Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Diane SantosAlta Vista Academy Thank you for collaborating to support students!Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Misti CheersAlta Vista Academy Thank you for expediting access to student data for the team in order to support student success.Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Brian Murphy Alta Vista Academy Thank you for your leadership with ensuring a safe learning environment for students!Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Chris RankinAlta Vista Academy
Thank you for your leadership and teamwork to support students.
Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Terry SchonhoffBonita Vista High School Thank you for your exemplary customer service to support for our students with ISPs.Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Benjamin ChanBonita Vista High School
Making fun math and interesting in the most difficult and stressful times
Student8/6/2018
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Kenya BrattonSpecial ServicesThank you for your Transformational Leadership Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Nancy ParkPalomar High School Thank you for your Transformational Leadership Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Nitza RomeroHilltop Middle School
Providing excellent customer care for students with special needs!
Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Adrienne CornishHilltop High School
Providing excellent customer care for students with special needs!
Margaret A. Sedor8/6/2018
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Robert PirazziniBonita Vista High School Lui è il migliore prof in questa scuola. Perché di lui molti studenti ha imparato Italiano. He is the best teacher in the school. Because of him many students have learned Italian Student8/6/2018
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Maria De La CruzBonita Vista High School Being a Great Teacher, FunnyStudent8/6/2018
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Christopher AlvarezBonita Vista High School Being such an amazing mentor to ASB and for the whole school. He is able to balance being Assistant Principal and being an ASB advisor and I really admire that!! ; caring about all his students and putting so much effort into creating memorable memories for every student at BVHS.Students8/6/2018
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Nour NonaBonita Vista High School Being and incredible instructor as well as a person that is always there for anyone to talk to; Being passionate about what they do and caring for their students’ wellbeings.Students8/6/2018
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Juan GarciaBonita Vista High School Making English Fun Again Student8/6/2018
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Jennifer Ekstein Bonita Vista High School Good TeacherStudent8/6/2018
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Courtney Petersen Hilltop High School Making a positive difference in students' lives everyday. You are appreciatedJanet Castro 8/3/2018
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Lee RomeroHilltop High School Bringing the spirit back to Hilltop High SchoolJanet Castro 8/3/2018
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Juan MurilloHilltop Middle School Always being proactive with students and parents!Nitza Romero8/3/2018
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Lilly EsparzaHilltop Middle School Making sure all our students receive the supports they need!Nitza Romero8/3/2018
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Martha MontoyaHilltop Middle School Taking the lead in supporting the Girls Glow ClubNitza Romero8/3/2018
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Leilani VistaHilltop Middle School Always making sure all students with special needs have everything they need to be successful!Nitza Romero8/3/2018
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Katina Rondeau Hilltop High School Learning Center Her selection by her peers as the Teacher of the Year for the Dept. of Alt. Ed. and now being a candidate for County Teacher of the Year. Way to go!Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Vicki HernandezSweetwater High School Learning CenterHer incredible support of her site and our department, regardless of the task at hand and doing so with a great attitude. Thank you!Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Dr. Elvia EstrellaSan Ysidro High School Learning CenterCongratulations to Dr. Elvia Estrella who accomplished a tremendous goal by achieving her doctorate degree! Thank you for modeling the importance of lifelong learning.Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Katie YoungAlternative EducationHer awesome support of our incredible students Teen Parent Education / Independent Study services. Thank you!Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Helen KeeranAlternative EducationHer support and flexibility to serve students in our Independent Study and Teen Parent Education Services. Thank you!Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Luis RameAlternative EducationHis support and volunteerism of all district staff during the SUHSD, 1st Annual Equity Symposium.Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Margaret SedorAlternative EducationHer support of students and staff as we commence the 2018-2019 school year. Thank you!Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Olivia PaguiaAlternative EducationHer support of families and our staff, in the welcoming and registration process to begin the school year! Thank you.Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Dionne MarshallAlternative EducationHer support of ensuring the first weeks of school for staff started off well as we commence the 2018-2019 school year!Jay Marquand, Ph.D.8/3/2018
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Gloria GonzalezHilltop Middle School Leading her nutritional staff with excitement and focus to best support our students. Despite less than ideal working conditions Gloria and her staff work collaboratively to put students first. Louie J. Zumstein8/2/2018
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Natalia PonceHuman ResourcesOutstanding service to our student teacher candidates at National University. She worked diligently to find appropriate placements for them and made them feel welcome and valued.Marjorie Grigsby, Ed.D.7/30/2018
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Mariana GomezEquity, Culture and Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Sonia PicosStudent Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Lauren McLennanEquity, Culture and Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Nikki ChigasEquity, Culture and Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Elizabeth "Liz" HernandezStudent Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Ivette SanchezCastle Park Middle School Thanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Yessica MezaEquity, Culture and Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Zeydi VillaseñorStudent Support ServicesThanks for ALWAYS putting students first! Your thoughtful planning, coordination, and support of Sweetwater’s first Equity Symposium was greatly appreciated.Dr. Joe Fulcher7/27/2018
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Ebber NavaChula Vista Middle School Ebber contributes greatly in making Chula Vista Middle School a better learning environment for ALL students. The plan he implemented and his leadership guaranteed that SBAC testing run smoothly and that 99+ % of CVM students finished all sections of SBAC during the Spring of 2018.Gina Saclauso-Caro7/12/2018
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Jesus Ulloa-HigueraCollege and Career ReadinessI appreciate Mr. Ulloa's continued leadership and support. Jesus does not hesitate to offer his help when we needed it for VEX or any of our STEAM program at Chula Vista Middle. Whenever he tells us that he will work on something, we know that we can trust that he will do what he promised. His dedication to Science and Engineering education motivates me to become a better Science teacher for all my students.Gina Saclauso-Caro7/12/2018
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College and Career ReadinessThank you for all of your hard work in taking care of all the participants during the NMSI 2018 training at Olympian High. I truly appreciate your kindness and
willingness to help.
Gina Saclauso-Caro7/12/2018
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Rod HollingerMaintenanceAlways goes beyond to help others in our maintenance department. His positive attitude makes an impact with others in our shops my hat goes off to this gentleman. Rod time and time again goes out of his way to help with last minute work orders his joy to help is awesome. Ron is special to our maintenance department. Thanks for all the work you do. Ulysses Andrade6/19/2018
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Richard MorrellMaintenanceThank you for coordinating the move of my office so quickly, you have an excellent team!Margaret A. Sedor6/20/2018
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Ruben FrondaMaintenanceThank you for your assistance with moving my office and having such a great sense of humor!Margaret A. Sedor6/20/2018
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Hector AlcalaMaintenanceThank you for your assistance with moving my office and having such a great sense of humor!Margaret A. Sedor6/20/2018
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Karen DoddsSpecial ServicesThank you for always being available and your endless assistance with a smile!Margaret A. Sedor6/20/2018
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Dinnah Donato-PalmoreEquity Culture and Support ServicesFor always putting students first; thanks for organizing and coordinating the celebration for the district's homeless and foster graduating seniors.Dr. Joe Fulcher6/5/2018
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Dr. Thomas GloverHuman ResourcesIn recognition of your recruitment and hiring practices which continue to focus on equity and diversity.Dr. Joe Fulcher6/5/2018
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Michelle Clark-CadwellOlympian High School Your work in leading the English 12 PLC Lora Bumatay6/1/2018
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Anna SavinoOlympian High School Your work in leading the English 11 PLCLora Bumatay6/1/2018
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Steve DiSantisOlympian High School Your work in leading the English 10 PLCLora Bumatay6/1/2018
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Ileana TornatoreOlympian High School Your work in leading the English 9 PLCLora Bumatay6/1/2018
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Alyssa GrahamNational City Middle School The most friendly teacherMichael Brault5/31/2018
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Sesha HaynesSweetwater High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Tracie PetersenMontgomery High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Randi MunchSouthwest High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Melody MorrisOlympian High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Kathleen MoneganSan Ysidro High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Rachael Griggs-HopkinsSweetwater High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Christina AdaBonita Vista High School This group of teachers represented SUHSD and collaborated with Southwestern College math faculty for over two years in the Math Alignment Professional Council (MPAC). They aligned the content in Integrated Math III with Math 244 at Southwestern College (their pre-calculus course). Their dedication and diligence were key factors in the project's success. Their hard work and leadership is truly appreciated.Esmeralda Orozco and Daniel Crook (MPAC project leaders)5/31/2018
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Sarita FuentesAlternative EducationWith all of our hearts we enthusiastically thank Sarita Fuentes for her unparalleled thoughtfulness, generosity, and work ethic! She has been a tremendous support to our robotics team, implemented a safety plan that is structured to our unique situation and needs, and motivates students, staff, and community members through her compassionate and caring interactions. We have been exceedingly blessed to have our own earth angel, Sarita Fuentes, leading us, inspiring us, and bringing smiles to our hearts.Sandra Hodge5/30/2018
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Judith SypnierCastle Park High Learning CenterJudith's unparalleled nurturing spirit continually shines as she works with and motivates students, staff, colleagues, and community members. She teaches SPED, writes grants, coaches an award winning robotics team, provides resources to families with autistic children, sets up literary reading sites, organizes an annual VEX robotics competition, motivates students to participate in an array of community service activities, and is an amazing behind-the-scene assistant for countless people. Judith is indeed an earth angel and a "Wonder Woman!" She is adored by many and epitomizes the attributes, qualities, and heart of a Sweetwater Star.Sandra Hodge5/30/2018
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Hugo GarciaMaintenanceFor taking care of all the new floors and moving all furniture around. He has communicated to our OSS staff as to what he will be doing and when all wax floors will be done. I'd like to thank him for his hard work and dedication since our custodian has been out for several weeks. Jessica Moreno5/24/2018
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Jacqueline DiazOlympian High School Being a welcoming volunteer coordinator at Olympian High. I have been volunteering for two years now, and Mrs. Diaz makes me feel appreciated each time I'm at the school. She is so professional, personable, and orgaznied. I am continually imipressed by her. She is a true asset to the school and district. Mavi Thomas5/23/2018
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Kristina LopezOlympian High School Doing a truly amazing job as the librarian at Olympian High. I volunteer in the library weekly, so I see firsthand what a challenging role Mrs. Lopez has. She is so dedicated and efficient, she is really impressive. The school and the district are lucky to have her on the team.Mavi Thomas5/23/2018
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Karla OrtegaMontgomery Middle School Supporting our English Learners by caring for them, having high expectations, and making them accountable for their future. You are an amazing role model and resource for the students, staff, and community!Louie J. Zumstein5/23/2018
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Kathryn KinslowSpecial ServicesThank you for your support and leadership resulting in positive outcomes for students!Margaret A. Sedor5/17/2018
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Elise MatosSpecial ServicesThank you for your leadership and providing professional development for our team!Margaret A. Sedor5/17/2018
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Carla JacobsAlternative EducationYour instructional leadership with our team in providing guidance, support and training!Margaret A. Sedor5/17/2018
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Nancy ParkSouthwest High School Thank you for your transformational leadership resulting in positive outcomes for students!Margaret A. Sedor5/17/2018
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Jason JosafatPalomar High School Being our emcee at the 2018 Magkaisa conference!Lora Bumatay5/14/2018
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Sara ReimundHilltop Middle School Being The Best ASB Advisor as well as being caring and supportive towards me.Student5/14/2018
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Teresa WalkupNational City Middle School Supporting the most challenging students and never giving up on them!Joseph Bennet5/14/2018
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Angela VasquezNational City Middle School Working above and beyond the call of duty to support the I-Team program. Through your efforts, numerous students received the additional time necessary to complete their semester one coursework. Way to show Kingsmen PRIDE!T. Walkup5/14/2018
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Joanne HernandezNational City Middle School Working above and beyond the call of duty to support the I-Team program. Through your efforts, numerous students received the additional time necessary to complete their semester one coursework. Way to show Kingsmen PRIDE!T. Walkup5/14/2018
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Julie Forrey National City Middle School Working above and beyond the call of duty to support the I-Team program. Through your efforts, numerous students received the additional time necessary to complete their semester one coursework. Way to show Kingsmen PRIDE!T. Walkup5/14/2018
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Joseph BennetNationa City Middle School Working above and beyond the call of duty to support the I-Team program. Through your efforts, numerous students received the additional time necessary to complete their semester one coursework. Way to show Kingsmen PRIDE!T. Walkup5/14/2018
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Leslie BustosNationa City Middle School Working above and beyond the call of duty to support the I-Team program. Your work ethic to support struggling students is admirable and an example for all. Way to show Kingsmen PRIDE!T. Walkup5/14/2018
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Alyssa GrahamNational City Middle School Working above and beyond the call of duty to support the I-Team program. Through your efforts, numerous students received the additional time necessary to complete their semester one coursework. Way to show Kingsmen PRIDE!T. Walkup5/14/2018
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Linda DyeNational City Middle School Outstanding leadership with our AVID program as demonstrated through our recent AVID Certification Presentation. Through her guidance, our AVID program continues to grow and foster college awareness among our students. We are lucky to have her at NCM.5/14/2018
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