10-23-17 Board Recognition

Staff recognition:

GMS Master Teacher Liz Martin was recognized after she was named to the 2017-18 National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) Educator Advisory Board. Ms. Martin is one of only eleven educators chosen from across the country.

GHS art teacher Tom Zuber was honored after he captured two 2017 American Art Awards. He won 1st place in Abstract Expressionism and tied for 6th place in Cubism, in a competition that featured artists from around the globe. Tom said that it was a privilege to be able to share the award with his students, noting that “It is good for them to see a working artist, living the dream”.

Gaby Tovar, GHS Parent Liaison, was recognized for her work in organizing and coordinating interpreters for the GHS Parent/Teacher conferences. Ms. Tovar got the interpreters matching shirts so that they were easily identifiable to parents, and also developed a new system for the teachers that made it easier for them to access the translators. Ms. Tovar was recognized in absentia, because she is continuing her education and needed to attend an evening class. She did, however, send her thanks to the board for the acknowledgement of her efforts.