"Gustavo is the backbone of our school’s facilities in every way. He is the go-to person for most anything and is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of his job, often thinking "outside the box" to creatively solve a problem or issue. He takes pride in every detail of the school and constantly looks to improve the work that is done to allow others to excel in their respective responsibilities."
"Sheree uses her role as a Clerical Assistant as an opportunity to positively impact our emerging students who need a role model. She is a dedicated and compassionate leader who helps students and families from all backgrounds including foster youth, students with special needs, students identifying with the LGBTQIA+ community, and students who have a long disciplinary record. When she notices that a student is struggling, she commits herself to finding the proper intervention to help them get back on track."
"Chad is always seen smiling and offering a kind hello to students, colleagues, and visitors on campus. He goes above and beyond to provide help and assistance to all students, even when they are not receptive to his support or intervention. His commitment to keeping Sierra safe has been a huge asset to our school, and Chad’s loyalty, positive attitude, and outlook make him a valuable co-worker."
"Ms. Wingart provides highly effective small group instruction to promote the specialized instruction of each exceptional student. She has a knack for motivating her students and consistently provides positive praises. She is a proactive team player who consistently demonstrates initiative and situational awareness."
"Adrian has an innate skill for connecting with teenage students at a personal level and establishing a rapport based on knowledge and trust. Her kind heart works in sync with her sharp mind and the students assigned to her are fortunate to have her as an advocate in their learning."
"Laura exudes an aura of positivity that reaches every corner of the room as she strives for the success of each and every one of her students. She is an inspiration and an incredible mentor to not only her students but to her peers and new educators."
"In addition to her efforts developing a standardized P.E. curriculum, we’ve witnessed first-hand what a wonderful teacher she is to students. She opens her door after school for students who need support with homework or just need a safe place to study before baseball practice. She collaborates with students and teachers on ways to support students with special needs in her classroom, and even has a spot in her classroom for students to leave their shoes for P.E. so they do not have to carry them back on forth from home to school!"
"Ms. Bugarin makes all students feel welcome regardless of their experience or time spent in band. It can be intimidating to walk into the band room having never played a single instrument, but with Ms. Bugarin, all students are included and celebrated – If you are in her classroom, you belong. I think a great deal of LHS students would agree that Ms. Bugarin is the reason they leave high school with a wealth of knowledge, confidence, strength, empathy, kindness and so much more."
"What sets Kristi apart from the crowd is her magic touch with adult learners, which include district leaders, site administrators, other TOSA's, and teachers. She understands the mindset of each group, how they will approach certain tasks, and differentiates and guides the training for specific learning outcomes. She is a master teacher, her ability to develop thought-provoking, phased training modules for each group, then artfully guide these groups through the training, is a sight to behold. When you see Kristi in her element, you instantly know she is right where she needs to be, TEACHING."