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Congratulations, DMUSD After School Program Employees of the Month, February 2019!

Del Mar Union School District
After School Program Employees of the Month
February 2019

 Photos of After School Program Empoloyees of the Month, February 2019

Ashley Falls School – Krys Patton, After School Program Worker
We are excited to recognize Krys Patton as the Employee of the Month for Ashley Falls After School Program.  Ms. Patton always comes to work with a ton of energy and ready to work! She is always willing to lend a helping hand or an extensively thought out idea to coworkers in need.  Whenever there is something that needs to be done she wholeheartedly jumps right in.  If there is ever a time when Ms. Patton does not feel she is dealing with a situation or student effectively, she is determined to find new angle to help all succeed.  Her energy is undeniably inexhaustible. We are so lucky to have Ms. Patton on Team ASP!

Carmel Del Mar School – Yaneli Rico, After School Program Worker
The After School Program at Carmel Del Mar would not be our “home away from home” without Yaneli Rico. Ms. Rico’s sunny disposition, kind heart, and respect for her colleagues and students make her an incredibly valuable member of our team. Genuinely providing support and guidance to anyone in need, Ms. Rico is trusted and respected by both her students and colleagues in our community. Even amidst the most challenging situations, Ms. Rico maintains her patience and composure. Ms. Rico is the sunshine on a rainy Wednesday, the calm in the hustle and bustle of a day after school, and a supportive teammate who is always there to lend a helping hand. We are so proud to once again recognize Ms. Rico as our employee of the year for the After School Program at Carmel Del Mar. Congratulations, Yaneli!

Del Mar Heights School – Kathy Mejia, After School Program Worker
Although, Kathy is very reserved and shies away from attention, she nonetheless is highly deserving of recognition for her warm caring and dedication to her students and her team!  Kathy has been through three different staff teammates just this year alone and she has done her best to mentor those new staff and help them learn the necessary survival skills.  Her “can do” and “will do” attitude along with her dependability make her a valuable team player.   It goes without saying that Kathy is a very positive role model who finds much joy and reward in serving the needs of her students and their families to the best of her ability each day.  Thank you and keep up the fantastic work! 

Del Mar Hills Academy – Christine Day, After School Program Worker
We are excited to honor Christine Day as our Del Mar Hills ASP employee of the month! Ms. Day is well known for her positive attitude, teamwork mentality, diligence, strong work ethic, and she is always fully invested in the students. Christine places prime importance on the needs of students rather than on personal preferences or convenience. She goes above and beyond in all that she does to enrich, educate, and strengthen all the students in our care. We are happy to have Christine on our ASP team!

Ocean Air School – Griselda Arellano, After School Team Leader
We are honored to recognize Griselda Arellano as the Employee of the Month for the Ocean Air After School Program.  Griselda has shown tremendous dedication working with the students, staff and families at Ocean Air as the Team Leader for the past 1.5 years.  Every day Griselda strives to build deeper relationship with the students.  She pours many hours and tons of heart into all she does to continue to grow a community of trust and compassion.  Thank you, Griselda for being devoted to our community and your ability to be ten places at once!

Sage Canyon School – Tamara Hanlon, After School Team Leader
After several years as the site lead at Del Mar Hills, Tamara has once again returned as the ASP site lead at Sage Canyon.  Having served in the Del Mar district for over 20 years, Tamara remains dedicated to giving her very best to her students and to their families.  Safety and accountability are her highest priority and her site runs like an efficient, well-oiled machine.  It is quite obvious who the staff are that have learned and grown under her leadership over the years!  Although, the work involved in running a site seems endless, Tamara always finds the time to play and interact with her students.  Ask Tamara what the most important aspect of our job is and she will tell you:  It is to be genuinely present for your students and to strive to create those special memories and bonds and that they will carry with them long after their time with us!  Thank you for all that you do and keep up the amazing work!

Sycamore Ridge School – Taylor Pinegar, Interim Assistant Site Team Leader
The After School Program at Sycamore Ridge is proud to honor Taylor Pinegar as our employee of the year. Ms. Pinegar brings her best to work each day, devoting her time and energy to her students and their families, as well as her colleagues. With creativity and enthusiasm, Ms. Pinegar finds ways to engage the students in fun and engaging games and activities each day. She is quick to adapt to any situation and approaches challenges with a positive attitude. Hardworking, supportive, and flexible, Ms. Pinegar is an inspiration to others, bringing joy to each day after school. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated and dynamic individual as part of our After School Program family.  Congratulations, Ms. Pinegar!

Torrey Hills School – Kali Sotres, After School Program Worker
Congratulations Mrs. Sotres, our Torrey Hills ASP employee of the year!!!! Her kind heart and sincere regard for children shines through every day. Kali is creative, compassionate, hardworking, and truly loves what she does. Mrs. Sotres has a contagious personality, you can’t help but be in a good mood when she is around. She is adored by the children, their parents, and fellow colleagues. She is a valued member of our team and we are lucky to have her caring for our Torrey Hills kids.

After School Programs Office – Samantha Adams, Office Assistant/ Enrichment
The first face you see when you walk into our After School Programs office Samantha Adams consistently goes above and beyond to help our programs run smoothly. Whether it is working with parents, or district staff Samantha is always willing to help and go above and beyond. She has been instrumental recently in helping us launch our new 6crickets enrichment platform. We are lucky to have Sam as part of our After School Programs team.