Poway Unified Announces the Selection of Three District Teachers of the Year
Heather Smith, Kerry Araiza, and Jay Posteraro Receive Honors
The Poway Unified School District is proud to announce that Fernando “Fredz” Madriaga, Sundance Elementary School Custodian, and Shevaun Teegarden, Mt. Carmel High School Attendance Accounting Assistant I, have been chosen as the PUSD Classified Employees of the Year for 2013.
At 11:30 this morning Dr. John Collins, Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, met with the media to give a brief statement and take questions. I am very pleased to report that I was able to observe a very smooth opening of school this morning at Twin Peaks Middle School. We continue to have the support and presence of the Poway Sheriff’s Department, and today counselors from our crisis support team and other District support staff will remain on campus to assist with any student or staff needs.
TEAM PUSD is designed to recognize an admirable team of employees, who together have accomplished an exceptional task or project. The activity for which they are being recognized demonstrates excellence and exceeds the employee's normal job responsibilities. Nominated for a TEAM PUSD award are: Student Home Computer Giveaway Program, Special Education Team and Creekside Elementary School.
In July 2012, the District launched a new recognition program for classified employees. EVERYDAY HEROES honors classified employees who demonstrate excellence in work performance, school and community involvement, and leadership and commitment to our District and students. The following outstanding classified employees are being recognized.
Dr. John Collins, Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District released the following statement at a press conference Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
As Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, and on behalf of the Board of Education, I would first and foremost like to thank Captain Bill Donahue of the Poway Sheriff’s Department, and Dr. Kelly Burke for their quick response.