October 2018 Employees of the Month
GGUSD’s Employee of the Month program is designed to recognize employees who: put others first; go above and beyond to make a difference in their role; carry out each day with a positive attitude and strong work ethic and demonstrate innovation, leadership, and passion for their job.
Eloisa joined the district in 2008 as a Speech and Language Pathologist Assistant and currently serves at Gilbert, Paine, Parkview and Post elementary schools. She was nominated for this recognition by several of her colleagues who said they are inspired by Eloisa on a daily basis. They said she stands out above the rest because she selflessly dedicates hours of her own time making therapy materials and assisting other speech language pathologists in their work. They said Eloisa is always developing new ways to engage special education students at all levels and that her creative ideas have led to increased language skills from non-verbal students. Her colleagues said she is a joy to work with no matter how difficult her caseload may be and that students adore her. Eloisa said her favorite thing about her job is seeing her students make progress with their goals whether it is gaining the ability to wave or say hello for the first time or the accomplishment of standing in front of their peers to speak.
Anabel Martinez began working in GGUSD in 2018 as the Choir Director and Life After High School teacher at Los Amigos High School. She was nominated for this recognition by a student who said, “Mrs. Martinez is the light and the love that saved our choir program. She is an inspiration to me and my fellow Lobos.” The student said that Mrs. Martinez led a prominent show choir to victory and added four concerts to the schedule to provide students with more opportunities to perform. She also organized fundraisers, competitions, festivals and other performances that have made each student feel extremely special. Anabel said her favorite thing about her job is empowering students to reach their greatest potential through their musical experiences together. She said the ability to watch students transform into young professionals who rise to the occasion inspires her to do the same as their teacher.