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Mission CISD announces Staff Member of the Year

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Pictured from left to right are: Rosy Woodrum, Child Nutrition Program Director; Maria Dalia Cortez, District Staff Member of the Year; Dr. Carol G. Perez, Superintendent.
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Mission, Texas – Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) officials recently surprised a member of the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) staff with a very special visit. Superintendent Dr. Carol G. Perez dropped in at the Central Production Center to let cook/server, Maria Dalia Cortez know she was selected as the 2020 Mission CISD Staff Member of the Year. Cortez has been with the district for 17 years. The district honor included a special glass award and a $500 check provided by the Education Foundation of Mission CISD. 

Maria Dalia Cortez, District Staff Member of the Year

Mission CISD traditionally honors all the building staff members of the year at a special luncheon in May. The COVID-19 pandemic upended many traditional events like this.  

Each Mission Consolidated Independent School District (CISD) campus/building selected a paraprofessional/hourly employee to honor as its Staff Member of the Year. Those individuals are recognized for their positive influence on their worksites, colleagues, people they serve, and for initiative in getting things completed. Each campus/building Staff Member of the Year is then nominated for the district-level honor.

The building Staff Members of the Year are: Carina Perez, Alton Elementary School; Iris Saldivar, Bryan Elementary School; Pablo Cuevas, Cantu Elementary School; Roel Perez, Capt. J. Castro Elementary School; Melissa Guzman-Morales, Cavazos Elementary School; Judith Flores, Escobar/Rios Elementary School; Leora Castillo, Leal Elementary School of Technology and Engineering; Kelly Cremar, Marcell Elementary School; Jose C. Cardenas, Midkiff Elementary School; Noelia Alvarez, Mims Elementary School; Melba Cruz, O’Grady Elementary School; Jose “Joe” Gutierrez, Pearson Elementary School; Darlyn Solis, Salinas Elementary Fine Arts Academy; Laura Alonzo, Waitz Elementary School; Adriana Garcia, Alton Memorial Jr. High School; Dalila Gore, K. White Jr. High School; Jose Magallanes, Mission Jr. High School; Antonio Alvarez, R. Cantu Jr. High School; Rolando Olivo, Mission High School; Iliana Parras, Veterans Memorial High School; Aaron Gomez, Mission Collegiate High School; Juan Mata, Mission Options Academy; Mara Padilla Rodriguez, Roosevelt Alternative School; Belinda Sifuentes, Central Administrative Office; Jorge Ortiz, Fixed Assets/Warehouse; Hilario (JR) Ramos, Maintenance Department; Leticia Muniz, Transportation Department. 

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