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Board of Education Meeting
May 2, 2023
R2 Recognition


Jonathan Colson, Music Teacher, RFJSHS: We would like to recognize Jonathan for being accepted into the American School Band Directors’ Association. Here is some information from Jonathan’s acceptance letter:

“Welcome to the American School Band Directors' Association and congratulations on
your acceptance into membership. Members of the ASBDA must be nominated and
sponsored by a peer who is a current member of the ASBDA. You have successfully
completed the application process and been supported with documentation from your
peers. You have demonstrated a high level of experience, excellent moral character, and
quality of musicianship. The standards are high and you are to be recognized for the
excellent work that you have exemplified.”

Odessa Becerra, Elementary Intensive Health Aide: We would like to recognize
Odessa for helping a student in need, off campus, and outside of school hours. Odessa was
driving in town for a non-school purpose (outside of school hours) when she saw a student
that was in need and responded quickly. We appreciate having staff members like Odessa
who care for students, regardless of the location and time of day.

Ron Shepherd, Health Teacher, Cross Country & Track Coach, RFJSHS: Ron is is a CHSCA Hall of Fame Inductee, Class of 2023!

Karen Encinias, Board Member, Gena Trujillo, Elementary Intervention Teacher:
We would like to recognize both Karen and Gena for their involvement with the WPS
Cake Auction. Their help was tremendous and the money that was raised through the cake
auction more than doubled!


Terra McClure, 7th Grade: Terra had a successful trip to the Colorado Science and
Engineering Fair! She won a Dental and Forensics award, a Pioneers in Science Award for
Biomedical and Health Sciences, and 4th place/ Honorable Mention in the Junior Division for Biomedical and Health Sciences!