Posted Date: 01/09/2023
On January 3, 2023, Valley View ISD held a presentation ceremony for the Fall 2022 Eagles Above and Beyond Award recipients, Johna Gordon and Rocio Rico.
Ms. Gordon is a 7th/8th-grade math teacher as well as UIL coordinator for the middle school. She has been employed with the district for 2 years. Her nomination follows:
Mrs. Gordon is in her second year with Valley View and has already stepped up in so many ways to make a difference for our students but also stepped up in taking on more responsibilities. Mrs. Gordon has the patience that can only come from God because middle school math is a true calling. She offers tutoring after school and also allows kids to come during the activity period for extra help. In addition, she has a YouTube channel that has all her lessons available for parents and students to watch. I know making those videos is extra time for her but those are a wonderful resource. This year Mrs. Gordon has also taken on UIL coordinator for middle school; she has been wonderful with communication and keeping everyone up to date. Mrs. Gordon has also taken over GT for middle school and I know the kids are enjoying all the activities she has been doing with them. Mrs. Gordon has been a wonderful addition to our teaching staff. She always has a fun-loving attitude.
Picture of Mrs. Gordon receiving her award from Monte Sewell, middle school principal.
Rocio Rico is a secretary/translator who has been employed with the district for two years. She is also a graduate of VVHS. Her nomination follows:
Rocio exemplifies the Eagles Above and Beyond mentality daily in her job. She is always available to serve as an interpreter or transcribe paperwork into Spanish for any of us. Ms. Rico took it upon herself to reach out to parents to help them fill out the beginning of the year online information. These parents came up to the school when it was convenient for them and Rocio met with them to help them with the online process. We received a list of students who did not have all their paperwork completed. Rocio reached out to these parents to see if they needed help with that paperwork. She always checks with the administration before she does these things but it has been her idea to make a bridge between the school and the community, especially Spanish-speaking members. She is more than deserving of this award.
Picture of Rocio Rico showing her award.