MUSD Worker Receives ‘Above and Beyond’ Award

By EGP Staff Report

After hearing about an unfortunate situation a Suva Elementary student was facing at home, one of the school’s attendance technicians sprang into action and personally made sure the child was clothed and fed.

Sylvia Sanchez, second to left, poses with MUSD school board members Edgar Cisneros, David Vela and Lani Cupchoy after receiving the “Above and Beyond” award on Jan 16. (EGP photo by Nancy Martinez)

Sylvia Sanchez, second to left, poses with MUSD school board members Edgar Cisneros, David Vela and Lani Cupchoy after receiving the “Above and Beyond” award on Jan 16. (EGP photo by Nancy Martinez)

Last week, the Montebello Unified School District honored Sylvia Sanchez for “going above and beyond her regular job” to arrange a cash donation and a delivery of food from a food bank to the student’s home.

“We’re really thankful for her handiwork and her dedication to the school district,” said MUSD Board President David Vela. “Its very commendable.”

A colleague nominated Sanchez for the school district’s “Above and Beyond Award” recognition when she learned the technician had spent her own money to buy clothes for the student. And according to her nomination, it’s not the first time Sanchez has come to the aid of students and others in need:

“Many times she has organized donations for needy families, she has a sense of compassion that is unsurpassed – always there to lend a helping hand to anyone” and when needed will without hesitation go “into helping mode,” reads the nomination.

Sanchez was presented with a certificate of recognition during MUSD’s Jan. 16 board meeting.

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