Thursday, February 17, 2011

Above & Beyond Winner

Diana Camarillo is the latest winner of the Above & Beyond Award. Diana is an ELL paraprofessional at Whitson Elementary School. According to teacher Karen Wurtz who nominated her, Diana goes above and beyond every day in helping students and parents. She brings a student to school after he is dropped off at her home at six in the morning. She translates for parents outside the duty day, including early morning and after school meetings and events. She even recruits parents to help cook Mexican food so students can taste the food on Cinco de Mayo.

Diana enjoys being around students. “It’s something I love to do,” said Diana. Although she spends a lot of time at school working with students, she is still able to find time to work toward her teaching certificate and masters degree. Congratulations Diana.