On Oct. 5, Palo Verde Unified School District (PVUSD) lauded 11 employees for their continued super powered dedication and commitment as part of the ongoing “Extra Mile” public distinctions.
Nominated by fellow colleagues and community members, the honorees included Teresa Houston; Edward Naves; Jay Tribby; Anastasia Carone; Jesse Gutierrez; Ramiro Mendez Sr.; Jerry “Fish” Fischer; Valeria Cyr; Ken Hale; Troy Peterson; and Ana Lopez.
“I’m excited to be here again tonight to recognize our outstanding staff; we have some employees that were recognized for going the extra mile,” stated PVUSD Director of Human Services April Smith to the Board of Trustees. “I want to thank all of these people for their super hard work in going the extra mile. And I really want a big shoutout to the people that are submitting the names; we sure appreciate that – thank you.”
The form for persons in the community to nominate a PVUSD employee for the distinction may be found online at: pvusd.us/documents/Departments/Personnel/Personnel_Forms/Extra_Mile.pdf
“I would like to recognize Ana Lopez for teamwork, kindness, respect, service and excellence (...) Ana’s from the district office; she works at accounting.”
“Teresa Houston is a teacher at the high school; and Teresa’s being recognized for teamwork, kindness, service, excellence, innovation, and relationships.”
“We also have Teresa Houston being recognized again at the high school for teamwork, respect, service, excellence, and relationships.”
“Troy Peterson, from (Palo Verde) High School, is also being recognized for teamwork, kindness, service, and relationships.”
“Ken Hale from the grounds department, FMOT. Ken is being recognized for teamwork, kindness, respect, and relationships.”
“Valeria Cyr, the senior clerk at Margaret White (Elementary School) is being recognized for teamwork, service, and excellence.”
Jerry “Fish” Fischer
“Jerry Fischer – better known as ‘Fish –’ from FMOT; he is being recognized for teamwork and service.”
Ramiro Mendez Sr.
“Ramiro Mendez Sr. from FMOT is being recognized for teamwork, respect, service, and excellence.”
“Jesse Gutierrez, our very own in here – our Supervisor of Nutrition Services – is being recognized for teamwork, kindness, respect, service, excellence, and relationships.”
“Anastasia Carone, from the Palo Verde High School – a teacher at the high school – is also being recognized tonight for teamwork, kindness, respect, equity, excellence, relationships, and inclusion.”
“Jay Tribby, from the high school – another teacher – is being recognized for respect, equity, and service.”
“Edward Naves, a teacher at the high school, is being recognized for teamwork, respect, service, and excellence.”