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February's Employee of the Month

posted Feb 16, 2017, 12:51 PM by Yvette Perez   [ updated Feb 16, 2017, 12:51 PM ]

The Employee of the Month award for February is awarded to three individuals in the Child Nutrition Department. We are proud to announce Aurora Barrera, Chef Marcus Lopez and Chef Rene Guerrero as our Employees of the Month. These individuals have extended the services of our Child Nutrition Department beyond preparing and serving meals during breakfast and lunch. You will often see these individuals on campuses interacting with our students in many programs such as Roving Chef, Harvest Markets, Healthy Eating presentations and much more. The Child Nutrition Department is also involved in events that take them out into our community to support our students and staff. You may have seen them at the Tough Cookie 5k, Principals in the Park, as well as catering events such as the Fine Arts Review, Military Ball and the Uvalde CISD Dinner and Awards Ceremony. These dedicated individuals work countless hours on the weekends as well as early morning hours to prepare for catering requests within our school district and for the community.

This “Powerhouse Team” also supports our UHS Culinary Arts program and Chef Marcus. With the support of his team, Chef Marcus is able to run a “Breakfast Club” for Culinary Arts students, organize field trips to Five Star Restaurants, provide First Aid Certifications and has begun plans to add a Food Trailer to the lunch service at Uvalde High School. In addition Chef Marcus teaches three classes at the High School as part of our Culinary Arts strand. It is amazing what can be accomplished when individuals work together as a team! Please join our district in congratulating and thanking Aurora Barrera, Chef Marcus Lopez and Chef Rene Guerrero for being excellent role models and for all that they do for our district!

This monthly recognition began in October 2014 utilizing an online form. District employees can be nominated by their supervisors, colleagues, community members, students, parents, etc. on an ongoing basis. A selection committee meets to review all nominations for the month to select one Employee of the Month. Nomination Forms are located on the Uvalde C.I.S.D. website (www.ucisd.net) on the Employee of the Month webpage. Nominations are to be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent, via e-mail to mgonzales4594@uvaldecisd.net, interoffice mail or dropped off at Central Office. Employee of the Month will be announced in the