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East Athletic Director Elly Naill recognized as NIAAA Certified Athletic Administrator

posted Jun 26, 2020, 10:59 AM by Anthony Sandstrom

INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) is pleased to announce that Elly Naill, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Pueblo East High School, has been recognized by this association as a Certified Athletic Administrator.

 

To earn this distinction, Elly has demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in the field of interscholastic athletic administration. The voluntary certification process included a thorough evaluation of the candidate's educational background, experience and professional contributions, as well as a rigorous, comprehensive written examination.

 

Elly is one of an elite group of interscholastic athletic administrators nationwide to attain this level of professionalism.

 

The NIAAA is a national professional organization consisting of all 50 state athletic administrator associations and more than 12,000 individual members.  It is dedicated to promoting the professional growth of high school athletic administrators and preserving the educational nature of interscholastic athletics and the place of these programs in the secondary school curriculum.

Board of Education affirmation of equity and diversity

posted Jun 22, 2020, 11:13 AM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 11:16 AM ]

We condemn racism and violence in the strongest terms. They are directly opposed to the values of Pueblo School District 60 and those of a democratic society. 


We are proud of the rich diversity within our district and our community; we want to assure everyone that ALL are welcomed in District 60. We know we have considerable work before us to eradicate the inequitable outcomes within our district often experienced by students of color, those living in conditions of poverty, students receiving special education support or acquiring English as a second language.


Our school board has long held strong policies outlining our commitment to ensuring students within our district will be welcomed and supported regardless of their background or experiences they bring with them each day.  A renewed prevalence of instruction that promotes equity, social justice, and inclusionary practices will become a significant focus as we prepare for the return of our students in the Fall.  We send this message of unity, commitment, and reassurance that our actions will go beyond words and well-intended plans. We must ensure that history does not define our destiny. 


We ask you to join us as we recommit ourselves to this focus of inclusionary practices and condemning acts of hate. Here are some resources you may find helpful in talking about racial injustice and the unrest in our country:



In Pueblo School District 60, we believe that diversity is one of our greatest assets. At the same time, we understand that embracing diversity is not enough, and that we must commit to a community of inclusion.  We urge you to join us in working to make our schools and our community places where all students from all races and backgrounds feel safe, valued and loved.  We stand unified in dedicating ourselves to this urgent call to action.


Ultimately, we are a better community because of our diversity and differences. We must treat one another with dignity and respect.   Let's work together to make sure Pueblo is a place where every person is safe, included, and celebrated.


Sincerely,

Pueblo School District 60 Board of Education:

Taylor Voss, President

Dr. Margaret Wright, Vice President

Barb Clementi

Tommy Farrell

Judge Dennis Maes

Charlotte Macaluso, Superintendent

District 60 Classified Staff Award nominee: Chris Romero

posted Jun 18, 2020, 3:07 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 18, 2020, 3:09 PM ]


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Chris Romero, Woodshop, District 60 Facilities and Maintenance
Nominated by Stephanie Burke and Dean Gray

From his nomination letter:
"Christopher Romero is one of the hardest working and dedicated employees in Pueblo School District 60. His attention to detail, commitment and integrity makes him a perfect candidate for this honor. Chris goes above and beyond in all his work and always puts student safety above everything else. He is humble and never seeks recognition for his hard work but his attention to detail and knowledge in his trade makes him a valuable asset to District 60. He is a strong backbone in assisting students, teachers, and administration in providing a quality teaching environment. He is extremely effective and efficient in all that he does."

"Christopher's work ethic is contagious and inspiring to all that he meets. He is intrinsically
motivated and his work is of such quality it will be long-lasting and self-sustaining. He really sets the bar high for others to strive towards."

"Christopher Romero's work is essential and keeps our schools up and running. His extraordinary work keeps his schools safe and efficient. Most importantly, he strives to improve the lives of our teachers and students every day. He listens with an open mind and will share his expertise when asked. He makes sure our students are learning in a safe and supportive learning environment. Since Christopher's job happens behind the scenes, he is often overlooked and under appreciated."

Chris Romero is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Award nominee: Lydia Portillos

posted Jun 18, 2020, 2:48 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 18, 2020, 3:12 PM ]


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Lydia Portillos, Paraprofessional, Franklin School of Innovation
Nominated by Sheena Velasquez and Donna Klun

From her nomination letter:
"Lydia is an amazing role model for students and staff at Franklin. She is the most kind hearted, soft spoken, well mannered paraprofessional in our building. She is the epitome of a Franklin Bobcat. She is sweet to everyone she interacts with but yet is able to manage a group of students with ease."

"She works with students that have severe physical disabilities and are extremely medically fragile, and they absolutely love working with her. Lydia's ability to help students with their learning while still challenging their thinking is by far superior to the ability of many other Paraprofessionals."

"Lydia inspires students in their learning and social skills as well as their character abilities. Lydia's soft spoken grandmotherly presence immediately draws the attention of students she works with at Franklin School of Innovation. She explains things in such a way that students understand and empathize with what she is saying to the point that they remember the lessons she has taught them and reminisce about how she helped someone."

Lydia Portillos is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Award nominee: Pam Hough

posted Jun 18, 2020, 2:43 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 19, 2020, 9:32 PM ]


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Pam Hough, Principal's Secretary, Centennial High School
Nominated by Dave Craddock and Nic Roberts

From her nomination letter:
"If you asked any employee here, they would say that Pam is the epicenter of our school."

"Pam is a champion for students. She works tirelessly on her own time to create and promote achievements by our students. She assumes the responsibility for running our website because it is one of many vehicles to promote students. On her own time, she bridges that gap between a foundation board that operates mainly on nightly meetings, to ensure that information regarding students and staff are immediately promoted the next day at school. She continues to use her personal time to digitally design and produce products that advertise our students, staff and initiatives, which saves the school thousands in design costs. Pam makes everyone at Centennial and our community feel special and appreciated."

"She understands that at the high school level, important activities extend beyond the time clock and she truly models how to be a volunteer for the good of our school and kids."

Pam Hough is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin),  Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Award nominee: Rochelle Medina

posted Jun 18, 2020, 2:35 PM by Anthony Sandstrom


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Rochelle Medina, Principal's Secretary, Corwin International Magnet School
Nominated by Brendyl Lee and LaShawnda Padilla

From her nomination letter:
"Ms. Medina is a true professional and the heart of CIMS. She is incredibly poised in her role and takes every element seriously. Every student, parent, staff member, etc. that walks into the office receives her undivided attention, receives accurate and polite responses, and leaves feeling heard, acknowledged, and taken care of."

"At CIMS, we model ourselves after excellence and Ms. Medina exemplifies this by maintaining positive and productive relationship with all members of our school community."

"Through her ability to work collaboratively with all stakeholders, maintain positivity and presence with all involved, and perform all aspects of her job duties (and beyond), Ms. Medina is a true Cyclone and by far, one in a million."

Rochelle Medina is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Award nominee: Cleone Harder

posted Jun 18, 2020, 2:27 PM by Anthony Sandstrom


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Cleone Harder, Janitor, Corwin International Magnet School
Nominated by Marie Schwager and Jessica Weckx

From her nomination letter:
"In our many years of working in School District 60, we have NEVER seen such an amazing custodian as Cleone. She takes exceptional pride in her work and views her job as essential to the education of our students. We couldn't agree more!"

"Since Cleone is our night janitor she sees the students in the afternoon. Sometimes we are late leaving school because they all want to stop and talk with her. She is warm and friendly with the kids and has made lasting connections. After an especially messy day or activity, the students have taken it upon themselves to clean the room so that "Ms. Cleone doesn't have such a big job." It is a testament to her connection that 4th graders are thinking of their connection to her."

"During the latest pandemic situation, Cleone's poise and cooperation were on full display. She was ahead of the masses in recognizing the severity of the situation and helped to clean the building with grace and thoroughness. As teachers left the building in a sense of wonder and concern, we knew that we would be coming back to a thoroughly sanitized and safe environment because of Cleone."

Cleone Harder is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Awards nominee: Scott Marshall

posted Jun 18, 2020, 1:55 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 18, 2020, 3:16 PM ]


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Scott Marshall, Assistant Custodian, Administrative Services Center
Nominated by Andy Bobian and Glen Saiz

From his nomination letter:
"Scott inspires numerous coworkers with the great attitude that he carries at all times."

"Scott is always willing to do whatever is asked of him with no complaints or issues even if the job asked is not a scheduled duty."

"Scott has always gone above and beyond his duties to make sure his area is cleaned, and that any extra duties put on him, including setting up and tearing down for meetings. He is always willing to work around schedules at the Administrative Services Center."

Scott Marshall is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Awards nominee: Dianne Carrillo

posted Jun 18, 2020, 1:50 PM by Anthony Sandstrom


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Dianne Carrillo, Administrative Assistant, District 60 Athletics
Nominated by Renee Hahn and Kristi Brown

From her nomination letter:
"Dianne works with our student workers in a very professional manner and is a great role-model for the students."

"She has the respect by all who work for her because of her caring and loving attitude she displays on a daily basis. She is very kind to all and simply explains any questions or mistakes an employee might have."

"Dianne is constantly working with schools and community, and has assisted in and attended athletic banquets and other events."

Dianne Carrillo is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin), Amanda Vigil (PAA)

District 60 Classified Staff Awards nominee: Amanda Vigil

posted Jun 18, 2020, 1:34 PM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 18, 2020, 3:18 PM ]


This week, Pueblo School District 60 is unveiling its nominees for the 2020 Classified Staff of the Year Awards. Thirteen outstanding classified staff in District 60 were nominated by parents and colleagues, and endorsed by their principals. The winners will be announced Tuesday, June 23.

Amanda Vigil, Attendance Secretary, Pueblo Academy of Arts
Nominated by Jacki Benner and Marla Carleo

From her nomination letter:
"Amanda Vigil has led by being an exemplary office manager and a team player by collaborating with staff to get tasks completed in the most timely and efficient way possible. She has brightened the school foyer and office with positive messages and decor that portray a welcoming, friendly, and encouraging academic environment."

"Amanda is an empathetic person who can be seen hugging an emotional student or giving words of encouragement to a frustrated staff member. She rises above situations with integrity, confidence, and wit, making the environment around her, and at school, an enjoyable place to be."

"Amanda is involved in most of the activities at PAA and does not hesitate to assist staff with whatever needs to be done. She will set up tables, provide supplies,and take care of the details that can be easily overlooked. Amanda will help organize the parent nights, community food or holiday drives, or any other event that supports our school. To state it simply, Amanda Vigil is the glue that keeps everything together and running efficiently at PAA. She is a Phoenix who rises to every occasion. We love and appreciate her!"

Amanda Vigil is one of 13 nominees in District 60 for a Classified Staff Award. Others include Dianne Carrillo (D60 Athletics), Valerie Gallegos (PAA), Cleone Harder (Corwin), Pam Hough (Centennial), Heather Huffman (Central), Scott Marshall (D60 Custodial), Rochelle Medina (Corwin), Lydia Portillos (Franklin), Shay Robinson (Heritage), Chris Romero (D60 Maintenance), Tony Saiz (Carlile), Kathy Vail (D60 Admin)

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