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QCUSD recognizes students, employees of the month

Queen Creek Unified School District's March students and employees of the month are from Crismon High School and Eastmark High School.

The Queen Creek Unified School District (QCUSD) recently recognized its March students and employees of the month. They are all from Crismon High School and Eastmark High School.

Crismon High School - Students of the Month

  • M. E. Pearson
  • Jacob Kalinowski

Crismon High School - Employees of the Month (Power of One)

  • Shannon Kennedy. Shannon is a tremendous asset to us at Crismon. Her support of our teachers is invaluable. As the district math coach, Shannon provides meaningful, relevant, and insightful feedback and resources for our math teachers. Sometimes, administrators or coaches can lose sight of what it is like to be in the classroom on a daily basis, but not Shannon. She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and provide tangible, applicable coaching that truly makes the job easier for teachers and has a direct impact on student learning. Her example and leadership by example makes it easier for teachers at Crismon to buy in to school and district-wide instructional focus areas, which improves our collective teacher efficacy.
  • Melissa Rezvani. Mrs. Rezvani is part of PTO’s teacher appreciation team. Each month she comes in with a smile and lunch for our teachers. She really makes it special with her presentation and thoughtfulness of the staff’s nutritional needs. In between her lunch visits, she is active in delivering Crismon Gear and any other necessities that PTO may have for us. She is a great support to our staff and we look forward to seeing her each time she is here.
  • Bertha Patino. Bertha is our front office receptionist and consistently goes the extra mile to ensure we are running smoothly. She is here early to assist with substitutes and office visitors. Each day, employees come to her for various reasons, and she is always very helpful and does it with a smile. She is also bilingual and often is key in communicating with parents and employees. She really is just an overall great employee who takes pride in her job. We are lucky to have Bertha as part of our Rattler Team.
  • Amanda Deodutt. Amanda is an integral part of our team at Crismon. While her formal title reads as data specialist, Amanda has her hands on nearly everything that happens at Crismon in one capacity or another. She meets with administrators as well as teacher PLCs and is an invaluable part of the communication feedback loop between teachers and administrators that make our building special. Additionally, she is constantly tackling special projects and filling in wherever she is needed by planning professional development, analyzing all forms of relevant data for teachers and helping teachers prioritize best teaching practices to meet the needs of our students. In sports, one often hears about “glue guys”; in many ways, Amanda is the glue that connects many parts of Crismon and helps it function as a cohesive unit.

Eastmark High School - Students of the Month

  • J'Lynn White
  • Rebekah La Haie

Eastmark High School - Employees of the Month (Power of One)

  • Amber Salyer. Amber Salyer is the department chair for science. She is a servant leader on campus always placing the needs of students first. She shows commitment to her teachers in helping them to be better teachers.
  • Terry Henderson. Terry Henderson is a Firebird at heart and it shows in her kind heart as she serves all students especially those with special needs. The teachers and staff at Eastmark love her “whatever it takes” attitude. Thank you Terry for all you do for everyone at Eastmark High School.
  • Prudence Sanderss. Prudence Sanders is our PTO president. She is always looking to serve the needs of all teachers and staff. Her kind spirit shows through in everything she does to make Eastmark High School a great school for this community.
  • Annette Sampogna. Annette Sampogna shows her kind spirit and commitment to the Queen Creek District in how she interacts with staff and the community. She is a true problem solver.