Congratulations, Employees of the Month October 2018!
Del Mar Union School District
Classified Employees of the Month
Ashley Falls – Junior Lopez, Night Custodian
Ashley Falls is thrilled to recognize Junior Lopez as our Employee of the Month! Junior has worked at many schools within DMUSD, and we are so pleased that he has been supporting us at Ashley Falls for the past few years as one of our Night Custodians. Junior is always willing to do anything asked of him. He goes above and beyond to support our teachers, staff, and students. Junior is flexible and able to easily step in when needed. He has become an important part of our community and has made great connections with our students and families. This past summer, we had some construction and lots of changes to our classrooms when our staff came back. Junior helped make sure that everything was ready for our students on the first day! We are so lucky to have Junior at Ashley Falls! He makes our school a better place.
Carmel Del Mar – Lili Hamra, Library Media Specialist
CDM is pleased to honor Lili Hamra with our October Employee of the Month. Miss Lili, as she is affectionately known around CDM, is a passionate and committed librarian. She encourages a love of reading in all students and is proactive about helping staff members find resources. Miss Lili organizes and manages our CDM Makerspace, a much beloved space for creativity and connection on campus. We are so fortunate to have Miss Lili spreading her love of reading with children all over our campus! Congratulations Miss Lilli!
Del Mar Heights – Linda Tucker, Office Assistant
Del Mar Heights is proud to announce Linda Tucker as our Classified Employee of the month for October! Linda is an integral part of what makes Del Mar Heights function every day. Her dedication and years of service are what makes her so special. From the day to day operations she jumps right in and assists staff and parents alike. No matter what needs to be done on campus she tackles it with confidence and pride. She makes sure our instructional staff have everything they need throughout the year and also assists PTA with events and functions. Her years of service here makes Del Mar Heights a great place to be and we are so grateful for her time and effort. Thank you, Linda and a huge congratulations!
Del Mar Hills – Yoon Park, Instructional Aide
Congratulations Yoon Park – she is Del Mar Hills Academy’s October Employee of the Month! Yoon, who worked as an instructional aide on our campus for the first part of this school year, demonstrates exceptional determination to ensure the students and staff she works with experience success. She has an extraordinary work ethic, a positive, easy-going nature, and has the ability to connect with students in authentic, caring ways.
For the past two school years, Yoon has and currently serves as a noon duty supervisor on our playground and as a tutor in our school's Everyone A Reader program. She is a highly dependable member of our lunch/recess supervisor team and we are grateful for the tutoring support Yoon provides to some of our beginning first and second-grade readers via the Everyone A Reader program. Congratulations Yoon and thank you for the many roles you play in making sure the SurfRiders you support are on their paths toward success.
Ocean Air – Jennifer Hill, Library Media Specialist
Ocean Air School is excited to announce Jennifer Hill as our selection for Classified Employee of the Month. Jennifer, our Library/Media Specialist has created a warm, welcoming, literature-rich environment for all who enter the Innovation Center. She has helped foster a love and reading and has designed engaging, creative outlets for students to participate in during lunch clubs. Her willingness to oversee and implement Ocean Air’s new and exciting Maker Space inspires students to create, design, prototype, and invent with a wide variety of materials.
Sage Canyon – Jason Billings, Behavior Support Interventionist
Sage Canyon would like to recognize Jason Billings as our Classified Employee of the Month of October. Jason is a champion of all students. Additionally, he is an extraordinary support to our classroom teachers. Whether a student needs help, a question from staff needs to be answered, or side by side modeling is necessary, Jason is responsive and happy to assist. He helps to make our school a better place for students, their families, and our staff. We are extremely grateful for his expertise, work ethic, and sense of humor.
Sycamore Ridge – Krishna Mungekar, Special Education Aide
A huge congratulations to Sycamore Ridge Employee of the Month Krishna Mungekar! Krishna goes above and beyond what is expected in her role. She is passionate about her work with students. Krishna is incredibly flexible in her teaching and she is able to adapt lessons for the students she works with based on their emotional or academic need within the moment. She has built strong relationships with each student she works with, in part because she is an incredible listener and she is extremely understanding. Krishna is always up for a new challenge and beyond supporting her students, she supports the staff here at Sycamore Ridge. Way to go, Krishna!
Torrey Hills – Bina Anjaria, Instructional Aide
We are proud to honor Ms. Bina Anjaria as our October Employee of the Month! Ms. Anjaria is a compassionate, dedicated, and committed Instructional Aide at Torrey Hills. Her warm smile and kind heart make all of her students feel comfortable and supported. She makes student centered decisions and consistently puts the needs of her students first. Ms. Anjaria strives to grow as an educator in order to provide effective instruction for her students. She goes above and beyond in order to support students and programs at Torrey Hills. We are so fortunate to have her a part of our team!
Early Childhood Education – Liza Zamora, Special Day Class Teacher
I would like to recognize Liza Zamora. Liza came to the preschool Special Education program last year with over 20 years of experience and has quickly proven herself as a leader of our team. Liza is an excellent classroom teacher who communicates often and openly with parents. She is an expert at accommodating to meet the needs of her students with disabilities. Liza is a team player who regularly collaborates with other team members and volunteers for additional assignments. We are fortunate to have Liza as a member of our Early Childhood Special Education team!
District Office – Carlos Ramirez, Plant Manager
Maintenance, Operations and Facilities would like to recognize Carlos Ramirez as the October Employee of the Month. Carlos joined our District in the 2005-06 school year. He started as a Night Custodian at Sage Canyon and moved up the ranks to Plant Manager at Sycamore Ridge and then off to Del Mar Hills. His “can do” attitude and willingness to help everyone has contributed to the success of at the M.O.F. department where he currently cleans and manages the District office and sets up meetings and special events. His past principals and MOF teammates would concur with his can-do attitude. Way to go Carlos.