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January Employees of the Month

Ms. Kristina Fogelson
Teacher
Cactus Shadows High School

Kristina took on an endeavor that is dear to our District by volunteering to lead CSHS in this year’s United Way Campaign. She did not simply lead her school in their efforts, but she motivated them, cheered them on, and rewarded them for their contributions with gift cards solicited on her own time and of her own accord. The enthusiasm with which Kristina spearheaded this charitable campaign is inspiring.  Kristina helped make our United Way Campaign a real success. As a teacher, Kristina motivates her students in much the same way and cheers on their successes. CCUSD and Cactus Shadows is so fortunate to have Kristina Fogelson on their team!

The words best used to describe Kristina Fogelson are dedicated, determined, and inspiring.  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Kristina for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. Thitapha Frison
Kitchen Manager
District Office

Nana is so warm and welcoming!  She always has a smile on her face and a kind word to share.  She cares deeply about her job and the people she works with.  Nana’s space is always clean and inviting, and she ensures everyone is well fed and happy. We appreciate how Nana has brought her culture to our cafeteria with the delicious Asian dishes. With the wonderful aromas of her good cooking and the well-stocked salad bar, her colleagues could not ask for more.

The words best used to describe Thitapha Frison are cheerful, creative, and a culinary delight!  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Nana for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. Erendira Garcia
Day Porter
Sonoran Trails Middle School

Eren is simply outstanding! She always has a smile on her face for both staff and students alike. No matter the task, Eren is willing to go the extra mile to make STMS a cleaner and safer school, and it is so very much appreciated.  Eren’s “get it done” attitude has staff, students and parents touting that the STMS campus has never looked so good. Her dedication every day to everything she does is inspiring and positively impacts students and staff.  Sonoran Trails Middle School is a better school because of Eren and her contributions!

The words best used to describe Erendira Garcia are efficient, dependable, and cheerful.  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Eren for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. April Guagenti
Health Clinic Assistant
Desert Sun Academy

April is so very well respected by staff, parents and students.  They appreciate all of the support she provides and how she always go that extra mile.  April is up for any challenge and is doing an excellent job!  She is always prepared and talented at establishing solid relationships with students, parents, and staff. In addition, April has improved protocols and is constantly striving for operational efficiencies in the health office. Her dedication and determination is truly commendable! Desert Sun Academy is so grateful for all that April does!

The words best used to describe April Guagenti are selfless, kind, and awesome.  April truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, April for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. Madison Jones
Teacher
Black Mountain Elementary School

Madison has been a fantastic addition to the BMES team!  Students and staff alike truly enjoy her smile and cheerful attitude. Madison’s encouragement and positive energy impact more than just those in her grade level.  She always helps others when they are in challenging situations, and she enthusiastically shares both her knowledge and time with students and peers. Staff, parents, and students know how lucky they are to have Madison as a teacher at Black Mountain Elementary School!

The words best used to describe Madison Jones are positive, encouraging, reliable and a team player.  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Madison for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. Carrie Katai
Teacher
Horseshoe Trails Elementary School

Carrie goes out of her way to make others feel valued and a part of the HTES community.  She consistently displays all of the qualities of a great leader by being professional, supportive, understanding, and providing constructive feedback. Carrie includes others in decision making and value their opinions. Students appreciate that she takes a genuine interest in them and their success.  Parents respect her organization, fairness, and honest communication. Colleagues are grateful for her support and assistance.  Horseshoe Trails Elementary School inspires excellence because of teachers like Carrie Katai!

The words best used to describe Carrie are compassionate, dedicated, and a team player.  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Carrie for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. Carol Sinai
Paraprofessional
Cactus Shadows High School

Carol works so hard to assist others and it shows!  She is cherished by the many students she works with.  They appreciate how Carol values them as individuals and the importance of their education. She believes in her students so that they can believe in themselves!  Carol is willing to do more than is expected and helps colleagues with other tasks with the same dedication she provides to her own.  Rising to challenges, she approaches each task with enthusiasm and positive energy. Carol’s diligence is so very much appreciated! She is an amazing asset for students, parents, teachers and staff at Cactus Shadows High School!

The words best used to describe Carol Sinai are educator, kind, and diligent.  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Carol for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.


Ms. Andrea Molina
Teacher
Desert Willow Elementary School

Andrea is an inspiring teacher! Her innovative approach encourages her students to practice their Spanish. By engaging them in conversations, her students are actively involved in language acquisition.  She also shares her time and talents with the after school program at her school, the undefeated cross country team, the DWES cultural committee, and the annual DWES cultural fair. Andrea’s dedication and commitment are inspiring, and Desert Willow Elementary School is so lucky to have her!

The words best used to describe Andrea are caring, innovative, and cheerful.  She truly exemplifies excellence in our schools.  Thank you, Andrea for who you are and all you are doing for students, staff, parents and the community.