Recognizing PAUSD Builders
In the spirit of the poem about Builders or Wreckers by Charles Franklin Benvegar and the PAUSD Promise priority area of Serve and Celebrate Others, staff have been asked to identify colleagues who are "Builders". Below are those individuals.
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She is a fantastic speech therapist who exemplifies patience and compassion. In the short time that I have known her, Karen has shown great resilience and an unwavering dedication to supporting students and families. It's been great to witness Karen build a solid foundation and I look forward to building together. - Christian Munoz
She is always there whenever you need her help! Thank you, Angela, the hardworking and cheerful builder! We could not do all the wonderful things with our students without you! - Yanan Vrudny
Lina is the heartbeat of Addison. She builds community through her infectious spirit and the way she greets everyone who steps foot on our campus. You know she is here and inviting you in as soon as you arrive. - Jeff Downing
Danny always comes to rescue when anyone is in need of tech assistance. Danny always solves the problem. I really appreciate his promptness and fun character. I’ve been wanting to get him a superhero cape! - Diana Chen
At Fairmeadow, Soumaya is simply awesome. She is a person who really is here to support everyone, at and around, our school site. Soumaya is our PTA President, a substitute teacher, a student aide, a Fairmeadow parent, a Site Council member and she supports staff, students, and community at onsite and off-site events. Sh is building us all up, over here at Fairmeadow. - Trebor Winslow
Maria is always smiling and has a friendly greeting for everyone. All while keeping the entire district office clean and the conference rooms ready for the many meetings we have. Thank you, Maria! - Sarah
Diane does many things behind the scenes and has been a foundation at PAUSD. Her institutional knowledge has helped many departments function when there was no one else. Her knowledge has helped us come up with solutions to many problems and she is willing to go above and beyond. - Joshua Hung
Alli handles the Gunn front office with such poise. She puts out fires by finding subs to cover classes, helping students/families as they walk in, manages calendars, etc.. She always does her job with a smile, a true builder! - Silvia Griswold
She is a person who bridges gaps, and builds relationships, friendships, and a community. Micaela always looks to improve things in and outside the school. Building a community is something a great Builder seeks to do in the school and its community. Micaela knows that high-functioning teams are essential and that a healthy community, students, and staff will contribute to stability, retention, and investment. Also, Micaela understands that human beings crave rapport and deep bonds with other human beings. In comparison, she comprehends how to create these great connections and bonds with the school, students, and community. - Jose Ordonez
Beth Hedge is the site secretary at Duveneck. Beth is a true “builder!” She manages so many different aspects of our school every day with grace and positivity. She builds up our staff by fielding our MANY needs and questions each day. She always stops what she is doing to help get us what we need. As well, she builds up students EVERY day when they come to the office. She has a gift for patience as she hands out band-aids, ice packs, or water to help reset their day. She is a pillar to our principal and parents, and our community is stronger because she is in it. - Lisa Sinclair