Superintendent Dr. Soltero will pick a department or staff member weekly to recognize outstanding Ajo Schools staff.
Fabulous Friday Shout-Out #3 Goes to the Following Red Raiders
Mr. Delara (Certified): Every day, he comes in to the special education department, as the director and is leading the team with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. He is currently leading the department through a complete transformation and is providing the leadership for his team (special education resource teachers, secretary, and paraprofessionals). The environment is welcoming to all who enter: students, staff, and especially to our Ajo families. Mr. Delara has led professional development for the department and also for the teachers during a recent training on 45-day screening.
Ms. Brisy Nunez (Classified): Her welcoming demeanor and customer service mindset is truly evident every day with students, staff, and especially all the Ajo families throughout our incredible community. She is full of enthusiasm and also goes above and beyond by attending the classroom parent meetings since last year. She provides insight to our families in attendance, and they look forward to working with her.
Mr. Delara and Ms. Nunez conduct their job performing duties with heart, pride, and you could tell that they have established relationships the students, staff, and families!
Fabulous Friday Shout-Out #2 Goes to Our PK–1st Grade Team
Mrs. Cotay (PK teacher), Ms. Bethany, Ms. Shine, and Ms. Amber (paraprofessionals), Ms. Bagares (K teacher), and Ms. Abella (1st grade teacher)
Every day their classroom environment is welcoming to all who enter – students, staff, and especially to our Ajo families. The students are engaged, and you can tell the PK to 1st grade team has high expectations for their students.
The PK to 1st grade team set the tone and established a standard of excellence for all of our future superintendent student of the month celebrations at our governing board meetings. Their presentations during their student selections were full of enthusiasm and made the environment for our students and families feel special and very welcoming. This PK to 1st grade team demonstrated heart and pride, and you could tell that they have established relationships in their classrooms!
This is extremely critical in our second year of our AUSD transformation that all of us create a welcoming environment at all times for our AUSD community. We must continue to focus on the heart, pride, and relationships with all of our Red Raider community.