Board Salute Program
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Who is eligible for a Board Salute?
Any employee, parent volunteer, community volunteer, and supporter of District 20 that has gone “above and beyond” in service to the students.
How are people nominated?
Fill out the online nomination form or through the School and District offices. Completed nominations should be turned into any school principal or to the superintendent’s office.
How are award recipients selected?
The superintendent shall bring all nominations to a special committee of the Board of Education including the superintendent and two (2) Board of Education members. Award recipients will be selected by this committee and brought to the full Board of Education for their formal recognition.
How often will Board salutes be given?
Quarterly or at the direction of the Board of Education.
How are award recipients recognized?
Those members of the District 20 family recognized with a Board Salute will be honored with the following: A certificate of recognition formally presented at a Regular Board of Education meeting; a small token of the Board’s esteem in recognition of the recipient’s extra service to the District; the recipient’s name affixed to a recognition plaque displayed outside of the District Office entrance.
Congratulations to the 2020 Board Salutes!
February 20, 2020
DONNA RIVARD - Student Services Administrative Assistant
May 21, 2020
JACKI RASINSKI - Waterbury Social Worker
JENNIFER ENGSTROM - District Instructional Technology Coach
VALERIE ZIELINSKI – Greenbrook Grade 2 Teacher
JANA STEVENS – District STEM Coach
KIM ZAPRZALKA – Aramark Employee- Food Service Provider
MARIA ROBERTI – District Office Receptionist & A/P Specialist
JULIE RELIHAN (2 Board Salute Nominations) – Director of Communications & Community Relations
RON LODA – Physical Education Teacher
June 18, 2020
LORI BERTHOLD – Human Resource Specialist
August 20. 2020
DR. OMAR CASTILLO – Superintendent
WENDY FLAHERTY – Assistant Superintendent
ABN & District Custodians
KIKO SOTO - Director of Buildings and Grounds
PETER GUERRERO - SW Day Custodian
JIM WARD - GB Day Custodian
JIM SAMMONS - District - Maintenance - Day
DANIEL ROBLES - WB Day Custodian
JOSE SORIA - ABN Maintenance - Night
MARICELA LOPEZ - ABN Custodian - Night
MARCELA ROMAN - ABN Custodian - Night
ELVIA ALVARADO - ABN Custodian - Night
RAFAEL RODRIGUE - ABN Custodian – Night
MAURICIO PAREDES - ABN Custodian- Night
ADRIANA GUADALAJARA - ABN Custodian - Night
CAROLINA SALGADO - ABN Custodian - Night
MILAGRO VEGA - ABN Custodian - Night
TERESA CONTRERAS - ABN Custodian - Night
September 24, 2020
WB PTO – Gina Grossman, Jeanette Fitzgerald, Sara Slowik, Vanessa Murphy, Amanda Kristo
MICHAEL FRICANO – Former SW Student – Eagle Scout
October 22, 2020
CARINA GOUNARIS (2 Board Salute Nominations) – GB Secretary