Maricopa teachers Joseph Szoltysik, Jennifer Bell and Master Sgt. Dishon Gregory receive honors. Photo by Michelle Chance

By Michelle Chance

Celebrating the few remaining school days left of the year, Maricopa Unified School District recognized outstanding staff during its “Best of the Best” event Wednesday.

Inside the Performing Arts Center, staff also won a variety of raffle prizes. However, the highlight of the afternoon were the honorees.

Retirees, coaches, volunteers, substitutes, administrators, support staff and teachers took home honors for their exceptional work during the 2016-17 school year.

Retirees:
-Lori Lowe: Teacher, Butterfield Elementary
-Larry Veltrie: Maricopa High School guidance counselor
-William Bowers: Bus Aide in the transportation department

Coaches:
-Erick Fierro, high school wrestling
-Glamora Maeweather, Maricopa Wells basketball

Volunteers:
-Vincent Manfredi
-Carol Shrock

Substitute Teachers:
-David Foster

Administrators:
-Renita Myers
-Eva Safranek

Support Staff:
-Allison Butler
-LaDonna Korittky
-Chad Whittle

Teachers/Educators:
-Jennifer Bell
-Master Sgt. Dishon Gregory
-Joseph Szoltysik

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