Centennial and Pearson Employees Earn a Standing Ovation

May 13, 2020

Each month, Frisco ISD recognizes employees who demonstrate servant leadership and are distinguished examples of the non-teaching staff. 

The Standing Ovation Award winners were nominated by their peers and exhibit a positive attitude while serving as a role model for others. They take initiative and consistently carry out responsibilities beyond their job requirements. 

Congratulations to the latest winners of the Standing Ovation Award.

May 2020 Standing Ovation Winner Veronica Garcia Cafe Manager from Pearson Middle SchoolVeronica Garcia, Pearson Middle School

Veronica Garcia is the cafe supervisor at Pearson Middle School and is working hard during the pandemic to ensure that students continue to have access to great nutrition while campuses are closed. She is determined to ensure that FISD students are taken care of. During the school year, she always has a smile on her face and makes sure the cafeteria is a safe and welcoming environment for students. She is willing to think outside of the box in the face of unforeseen circumstances, like meal preparation due to last-minute cancellation of field trips. She is committed to the Pearson Middle School family and they are thankful for her servant leadership.

May 2020 Standing Ovation Winner Penney Matos Centennial High School DLCPenney Matos, Centennial High School 

Penney Matos is the digital learning coach at Centennial High School, where she is an invaluable resource to all campus staff. Matos encourages the Centennial staff to try new things and is always willing to help create innovative lesson plans. Matos is known for her consistent patience and approachability. Numerous teachers express that they are thankful for her encouragement, positive attitude and technology support as she guides the campus to succeed in today’s educational landscape. The Centennial staff is thankful for her consistent leadership and help during eLearning.

These outstanding individuals were recognized at the May Board meeting and will receive a commemorative trophy and certificate for their accomplishment.

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