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MPS board honors January Employees of the Month

Jo Ann Hallstrom, Roosevelt Elementary resource center specialist, is surprised by her granddaughter after being named Employee of the Month at the Jan. 24 board meeting. (Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)

Employees from Red Mountain High School, and Roosevelt, Sirrine and Webster elementary schools were celebrated for their service at the Jan. 24 Mesa Public Schools board meeting.

January Mesa Public Schools Employees of the Month were recognized by superintendency and school board members for their leadership, commitment and dedication to students.

Certified and classified employees are nominated for the award by co-workers and endorsed by administrators. Selected employees are honored during the second board meeting of the month from September to April. The board meetings are usually standing room only and full of energy as the employees accept their honors.

Read the school board tributes to the January winners:

April Buckley, third-grade teacher, Webster Elementary
Alan Dosmann, physical education teacher, Sirrine Elementary
Jo Ann Hallstrom, resource center specialist, Roosevelt Elementary
Julie Mitchell, bookstore manager, Red Mountain High School

Employees of the Month receive certificates, school board tributes and $400 for professional development workshops or conferences of their choice.

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


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