Last year, we added a support staff employee and parent volunteer from each school for our Douglas ceremony. It was a very nice reception held at the Douglas Visitor's Center. One of our academic coaches, Ken Cormier, did all of the work for the reception and everything was great.
What I didn't think about was all of the support staff who are at the District level. So this year, we added an employee from food services, district, maintenance, transportation, etc. Ken and his crew really out did themselves. Ken had a catered dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall last Thursday to honor all of these wonderful people who do so much for the students in our District.
What an incredible evening it was!!! I was so proud to be a part of this ceremony for so many reasons. There are so many dedicated employees here in Douglas who truly want what is best for our kids. And they do this without the compensation that they deserve.
Our Governing Board President, Mike Ortega, gave out the awards. Two of our Board Members helped us in congratulating the honorees. They were Patty Lopez and Natalio Sabal.
This quote is a familiar one, but I think a powerful one. It sums up our evening last week. So many people in attendance that night embody what this quote states.