May 2023 Professional Employee of the Month
Maryann Camacho: Dessau Middle School
With 15 nominations for the month of May, here are just a few of the great things that some of Ms. Camacho’s team members had to say about her; she communicates very well regarding her students and goes above and beyond to ensure that families are involved with their children's learning. She consistently greets her students and coworkers with a genuine smile and uses restorative practices in her daily lessons to help grow and sustain positive relationships.
In the ELAR department, she sets goals, keeps morale high, and effectively directs our team. When you meet her, you will assume that no one can be that genuinely upbeat and positive, but she's all that and more! She motivates others with her genuine winning spirit! She always has a smile and a kind word to share with others. She is one who advocates for her students and tutors during her lunchtime. "Having her on TEAM DMS makes a huge difference! The DMS family can attest to how much input and behind the scenes work she contributes to our DMS community. She's devoted to helping whenever and wherever she is needed. In addition to that, she is constantly and patiently explaining technology strategies, tutoring educators on best practices, giving her time and expertise all over the campus. When our DMS family gets bogged down in confusing concepts, she clears the muddy waters and checks on us down the road. She does all of this with grace and selflessness." She's insightful, encouraging, enthusiastic, and an incredible problem-solver.
Overall, she is an amazing teacher and Pflugerville ISD is very grateful for her dedication to the students, the staff and this district.
May 2023 Support Employee of the Month
Espy Mena: Rowe Lane ES Crossing Guard
Ms. Mena is one who enjoys working closely with others. As a crossing guard, she gets to see all the children come through every single morning, making her a great team leader for our organization. She is a dedicated team member who is well known at Rowe Lane ES. Due to her excellent team-oriented personality, everyone at the school, including the children, knows Ms. Mena.
She comes in every single morning ready to work with a great smile on her face and such a positive attitude that is very contagious to others. She always makes eye contact with all the kids and parents and ensures that she tells the kids to have a great or wonderful day. She will call them sweetie. The kids will come up to her and call her by her name and give her a hug. I have never seen her NOT smiling. All the kids love her and will say hi and wave to her because she is just so joyful to be around. She recognizes the importance of being a positive influence for children and knows that she is the first thing they will see in the morning, so her radiance is what will hopefully brighten their day. She strives to hopefully change their attitude when they cross that "crosswalk" threshold and "have a great day".
Safety is our number one priority for our children and she recognizes the importance and knows that we must keep that as our priority. She ensures that all of our children are kept safe every morning. She communicates effectively with her partner and anyone that is waiting to ensure that no one moves out of turn, whether it's the cars or the kids and always performs her duties with a high degree of accuracy. She is very impressive at her job.
She’s a trustworthy member of our team who is consistent, dependable and someone who takes care of a BIG part of our future. The love and nurturing effect she has helps their attitudes change when she welcomes them every morning and it's such a positive thing to know that we have her as part of our team. This school is lucky to have someone who we can rely on to make these kids so happy from the get-go. She is overall just a great person.
Overall, we are very fortunate to have Mr. Mena, in our district and furthermore, as a Crossing Guard at Rowe Lane ES. Pflugerville ISD, is very thankful for her dedication to our staff and our district.
May 2023 Guest Educator of the Month
Kendra Hack: Mott ES Guest Educator
Ms. Kendra Hack was nominated as Guest Educator for the month of May by one of the parents whose greatest importance is the education of her children.
She stated “I would like to nominate Ms. Hack for being a great teacher to the Kinder class at Mott ES, she offered to ensure these little ones had a teacher after having the class bounce around from 2 different teachers and offered them stability.”
She is an amazing and super supportive guest educator who is extremely helpful towards these children. She also has a great line of communication with her parents.
Ms. Hack is a great team player who always performs with a positive attitude and goes above and beyond her initial assigned duties.
In a nutshell, she is overall the best. She has built a great relationship with her students. Pflugerville ISD is very thankful for her dedication to our students, the staff and our district.