El Segundo PTAs Announce 2020-21 Honorary Service Award Recipients

First, we need to start by saying THANK YOU to all of our volunteers! Thousands of hours of volunteer time are given freely to each one of ESUSD’s school sites. Without this devotion to our students, teachers, staff and schools, El Segundo Unified School District (ESUSD) would not be the robust and exceptional educational institution that it is. It is truly a team effort that comes together to support our students – one that is supported by our parents, teachers, staff, administration and community.

 

Every year the four school PTAs and the El Segundo Council PTA take time to recognize individuals or organizations for their outstanding service to children and youth in El Segundo, specifically looking for those that go above and beyond what is asked of them. The Honorary Service Awards were created by National PTA. For our community, the PTAs typically announce the recipients in late April at the El Segundo Council PTA’s Founder’s Day Tea. At this event, representatives from each school and ESUSD come together for one afternoon to celebrate our volunteers. 

 

In January, each school’s PTA begins the process of soliciting nominations from staff and parents. Once the nominations are received, then the real challenge begins – having to narrow down the selection of amazing nominees to just five per school. The committee reviews all of the nominations and deliberates until the final recipients are chosen.

 

The categories that an awardee can be honored with are:

  • The Honorary Service Award is given to recognize an individual or organization for outstanding service to children and youth in your community, going above and beyond what is asked of them.
  • The Continuing Service Award is given to recognize an individual or organization for ongoing or long-time service to children and youth, providing support year after year.
  • The Outstanding Teacher Award may be given to recognize a teacher for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or community.
  • The Outstanding Administrator Award may be given to recognize an administrator for outstanding service to children and youth through PTA, school, or the community. 
  • The Very Special Person Award is given to recognize an individual or organization for their service to PTA.

 

The PTA Service Award honorees for 2020-2021 are:

 

El Segundo High School

Nicole

Adams

Outstanding Teacher Award

Lori

Mendoza

Very Special Person Award

Bill

Ruane

Very Special Person Award

Kyle

Tacsik

Outstanding Teacher Award

Alexis

Thomas

Outstanding Teacher Award

 

El Segundo Middle School

Julie

Bustrum

Honorary Service Award

Cheryl

Charney

Very Special Person Award

Justin

Lee

Outstanding Teacher Award

Katy

Leuty

Honorary Service Award

Steve

Lubs

Outstanding Teacher Award

 

Center Street School

Wes

Furukawa

Very Special Person Award

Marli

Huie

Honorary Service Award

Dr. Martha

Monahan

Outstanding Administrator Award

Ruben

Mora

Very Special Person Award

Leilani

Talanoa

Very Special Person Award

 

Richmond Street School

Mariah

Cooley

Honorary Service Award

Ephraim

Freed

Honorary Service Award

Lauren

Harvey

Outstanding Teacher Award

Alisa

Lister

Outstanding Teacher Award

Sheila

Miller-Nelson

Continuing Service Award

 

El Segundo Council PTA

Lisa

Desemone

Continuing Service Award

Ellen

Faustine-Barnett

Honorary Service Award

Maureen

Kingsley

Honorary Service Award

Paul

Lanyi

Honorary Service Award

Stephanie

Rasmussen

Honorary Service Award

 

Please thank these, and all, volunteers for their service and dedication this year to our schools.  Volunteers are choosing to give up their time to help out and make our world a better place. 

 

4/30/21