Alisal Education Foundation honors employees, raises money for science camp

Posted Monday, April 24, 2017

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The Alisal Education Foundation hosted its annual Employee Recognition Dinner/Dance on April 21 at the Salinas Sports Complex. 

Hundreds of employees were in attendance to honor Alisal workers for their outstanding efforts this school year. The evening included a silent auction, a performance from Mariachi Juvenil Alma de Mexico, and music from Monterey Bay Sound Machine. 

The highlight was the presentation of 2017 award honorees. Former Associate Superintendent of Educational Services Jeanne H. Herrick was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in Educational Services. Former District Superintendent Rubén H. Pulido was given the Lifetime Achievement Award as a community member. 

The following employees were also honored for their contributions this year. 

Alisal Community School Rudy Muñoz, Martin Gutierrez
Bardin Elementary School Edith Avila, Marisol Pamatz
Cesar E. Chávez School Antonia Galvan, Josefina Muñoz
Creekside Elementary School Jennifer Barraza, Abraham Ancheta, Rosa Gurrero
Frank Paul Elementary School Blanca Montoya, Stephanie Coffin
Fremont Elementary School Martha Ayala, Clara Fernandez
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy Rosa Carranza, Patricia Rodriguez
Dr. Oscar F. Loya Elementary School Aurora Olivarez, Irma Marroquin
Monte Bella Elementary School Kenneth Cho, Alma Sanchez
Virginia Rocca Barton Elementary School Thelma Vela, Sandra Lopez
Jesse G. Sánchez Elementary School Marisela Mendoza, Rosemary Verdugo
John E. Steinbeck Elementary School Erin Ortwig, Sergio Muríllo
District Office Maritza Salazar, Norma Cadriel
MOTS Department David Cisneros
Food Services Tina Wallace
Technology Department Michael Ornelas

According to foundation president Ricardo Reyes, the foundation has awarded more than $70,000 in grants to further student learning. It has also sponsored events that support the community. 

In partnership with the District, the foundation started the Kids to Camp campaign to raise funds for science camp. For the past 10 years, the foundation has awarded scholarships to deserving students unable to pay the cost of attending science camp. The campaign also helps cover the cost of student transportation to and from camp. 




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