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Certificated Employee of the Month
Maria D. Martinez, Teacher

Maria D. Martinez was recognized at the September 14, 1010 Governing Board of Education meeting for all of her hard work and dedication to the Stockton School for Adults Community.  Ms. Martinez began working at the School for Adults in 2004 as a Student Data Technician and worked diligently towards a vocational education teaching credential. She created the curriculum for the Administrative Medical Assistant program. Maria D. Martinez is an exemplary teacher and an asset to the Stockton Unified School District!

Classified Employee Employee of the Month
Fred Heron , Campus Security Assistant

Fred Heron was recognized at the September 14, 2010 Governing Board of Education meeting for all of his hard work and dedication as the Campus Security Assistant at Rio Calaveras Elementary School. The genuine care and concern he exhibits towards students and staff is commendable. Mr. Heron always goes above and beyond the call of duty to keep Rio Calaveras and the surrounding community safe. His effort to ensure students become lifelong learners proves that Mr. Fred Heron is indispensible to the Stockton Unified School District!


Cecilia Mendez
Parent Volunteer

Cecilia Mendez was born in Stockton, California, to immigrant parents. Ms. Mendez is a single parent with three children who attend Stockton Unified School District. She has two sons Ramon and Juan, age nine, who attend Washington and Hoover elementary schools and one daughter Jennifer, age 16, who attends Edison High School
Ms. Mendez has been an active parent volunteer with Stockton Unified School District for the past 11 years and represents parents in a number of other SUSD school organizations and community groups.
• President of the Stockton Unified School District’s English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC)
• San Joaquin County Office of Education Migrant Education Program, Region 23 Parent Advisory Committee (PAC) member;
• Secretary of the SUSD District Advisory Council (DAC) for four years and member for 11 years;
• Chairperson of the School Site Council (SSC) for Washington School;
• Chairperson of the School Site Council (SSC) for Edison High School.
• Member of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU);
• Ms. Mendez is a proud member of the Immigrant Program’s Parent Advisory.
• Volunteer for the Boys and Girls Club of Stockton
• Attended the California Advisory Council Education Events (CACEE) Conference in San Diego, CA.
Cecilia Mendez was invited by California Title I Parent Association and CACEE to represent Title I parents for California. She was selected as the 2010 California Title I Parent Role Model of the Year. She graduated from CACEE bootcamp and was trained through the leadership academy given by CACEE and certified through the University of San Diego.
Ms. Mendez works hard to try to make a positive difference for ALL children and encourages more parents to volunteer at their children’s schools.


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