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MJUSD Employee Spotlight

MJUSD Employee Spotlight

 
A huge thank you goes out to the companies that have donated items so we can recognize our hard working staff and students. If you are interested in donating a gift card or other item to help recognize and thank a MJUSD employee and/or hardworking student, please contact Zachary Pless in Educational Services.
2021-2022 MJUSD Helper Recognition

2021-2022 MJUSD Helper Recognition

Each month, nominations are accepted and 3 names are randomly selected for recognition and to receive a prize donated by our wonderful community!
 
November 2021 Employee Recognition
 
Classified Kudos
Itzala Bedolla at Cedar Lane
"Itzy is such a positive person. She is always asking if there is something that we need when we see her around campus. Thank you for all that you do for us at The Lane!"
-Nominated by Melissa Murray
 
 
Certificated Kudos
Melissa White at Cordua
"My experience with Melissa has been so great, she takes her job so seriously here at Cordua and has a heart of gold. Melissa shows such dedication in whatever task that is given to her. I can truly say she cares about her students futures and makes it her top priority to help them in any way she can. Melissa has great class structure and beyond organized in her room. It makes for a very calm and peaceful environment. Asking her students to push in their chairs whenever they get up and among other things is a life lesson they will remember. That to me shows her dedication to her students. I'm very thankful that I get to work with Melissa, I get to learn so much from her and for that I will forever be grateful. She is an example of what a teacher should be."
-Nominated by Kashli Bechtel
 
 
Certificated Kudos
Yvonne Smith at Marysville High
"Yvonne is an AMAZING teacher that always put the needs of her students first. She makes sure they are engaged in learning and are understanding the concepts. When it comes to English Learners, she always goes the extra mile to help and meet their needs that may differ from the rest of the students. She researches tools that will help make learning and understanding the concepts easier. For instance, finding tools that will translate the work for them, explaining in simpler terms, using visuals etc. She does not let kids fall through the cracks, as she is always checking their grades and letting them know what they need to do. Yvonne is a MARVELOUS teacher, but I ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE ALL that she does for the English Learners and New Comers."
-Nominated by Rosa
October 2021 Employee Recognition
 
Classified Kudos
Julie Teesdale at Kynoch
"HUGE SHOUT OUT to Julie Teesdale, aka “THE WIZARD”! I came into a Friday morning with a crashed computer system. With a quick text, she was here in A FLASH and the kids and I were back in business! What a Gem! What a jewel!
We are SO LUCKY to have such a great resource on our campus!"
-Anonymous Nomination
 
Substitute Kudos
Jennifer Goucher - Kynoch
"I would like to give a huge shout out to Jennifer Goucher and the second grade team. Her ability to deliver quality instruction, classroom management, and overall performance has been amazing. She has navigated the year with grace and professionalism, which has allowed me to focus on healing without the stress of how my students are being cared for."
-Nominated by Dak Sisney
 
Certificated Kudos
Diana Andersen at Cedar Lane
"Diana has been a great colleague and friend. She has been a tremendous help as I navigate being a first year mentor this school year."
-Nominated by Melissa Murray
September 2021 Employee Recognition
 
Teacher Kudos
Stacy Anthony at Kynoch
"I want to thank Stacy for being selfless and sharing her materials with others in need. It really made a new teacher's day to be able to get the materials they needed! Thank you for everything you do!"
-Anonymous Nomination
 
Classified Kudos
Mary Garrison - Bus Driver
"Mary is playful, caring and connects with her students and families. She would go out of her way to help anyone that needs her help, even if it’s just a smile, hug, or laugh that they need. Being a special needs bus driver is challenging. She does it with love and compassion for all."
-Nominated by Linda Duenas
 
Principal Kudos
Derek Morrison at Kynoch
"I just wanted to let you know that you are doing an amazing job as an admin! Thank you for taking our students and staff’s health seriously and for always being so understanding! You’re one of the best bosses I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with!"
-Nominated by Ali Shelton
2020-2021 MJUSD Helper Recognition

2020-2021 MJUSD Helper Recognition

May 1 - June 4, 2021
 
Classified Kudos
Abby Lopez at Ella
"I appreciate Abby's kind personality and her strong work ethic, she always strives to make the jobs of those around her as easy as possible. She is always friendly, professional and understanding."
-Nominated by Ang Hale
 
Classified Kudos
Russell Judkins - Technology
"Russell is always friendly and goes above and beyond to help, he is always quick to respond to my emails and calls. He is a great example of kindness and is a wonderful member of the MJUSD team."
 
Classified Kudos
Bonnie Cole at Cordua
"Some of our families say that Bonnie is the best part of their day!! Her hard work and her kind and cheerful way with our families has endeared her to our school community for eternity. The Nutrition Services department is lucky to have her. WE LOVE YOU BONNIE! "
-Nominated by Natalie Karnegas
April 1-30, 2021
 
Classified Kudos
Lisa Daniel at Browns Valley & Foothill
"Coming to pick up lunch at Browns Valley Elementary School is a wonderful experience because of Lisa. She knows the students and families by name, she greets them with a smile every day and just makes them all feel great. In times where consistency and routine can be lacking in our students' lives, Lisa brings that and so much more to our families and students. The Nutrition Services department employees have been rockstars throughout the last 12 months and Lisa is Browns Valley's personal NS Rockstar! !"
-Nominated by Kim Hutton
 
Classified Kudos
Jesus Hernandez at Cordua
"Our school has never looked better and it is all Jesus's fault! He is always working on a project that makes our school function better, look better, work easier. I am so grateful that he is a part of our staff. He works silently and never seeks recognition or acknowledgement for the extra things he does to help us all out. He is wonderful and I appreciate him so much! "
-Nominated by Natalie Karnegas
 
Classified Kudos
Karen Warner at Yuba Gardens
"Karen goes out of her way to help and support our students who many find difficult to work with. She finds ways to talk to them, connect with them, and make a difference in their lives. She cares and it shows!"
-Nominated by Nicholas Bressani