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Jefferson Elementary School’s Joyce Aliment named MPS February Volunteer of the Month

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Joyce Aliment speaks after being honored as Volunteer of the Month at the Feb. 28 Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meeting. (Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)

Joyce Aliment is a dedicated volunteer at Jefferson Elementary School. She is admired for her enthusiasm, kind heart and love of learning. Aliment was recognized at the Feb. 28 Mesa Public Schools Governing Board meeting as Volunteer of the Month.

For nearly five years, Aliment has devoted her time and energy to Jefferson Elementary second-graders. She originally became a volunteer to share her love of reading with children. But Aliment does so much more, including helping students learn math strategies and organize their notebooks. She also plays math games and paints faces for pep assemblies.

Aliment is on campus at least twice a week. She makes a lasting impact on students. They love the one-on-one and small-group focus she gives them. Aliment takes on any challenge, including math, which is not her favorite subject. She takes notes during instruction so she can ensure students are learning correctly.

Aliment encourages her students and gives them confidence. She is eager to make a difference for all.

Aliment received a certificate, tumbler, coaster, candy bouquet and copy of the tribute from Mesa Public Schools. She was also awarded a $50 Amazon gift card from the Mesa Foundation for Educational Excellence.

– Heidi Hurst is supervisor of district communications for Mesa Public Schools.

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