Sept. All Stars

Superintendent Dr. Greg Ewing and Board of Education President Maria Flores recognize the September LCPS All Stars at the monthly Principals meeting. (from left to right) Dr. Greg Ewing, Iggy Campos, Eric Galaz, Michael Foster, Charla Wescott, and Board of Education President Maria Flores.

LCPS Superintendent Dr. Greg Ewing has named four employees LCPS All Stars at the Sept. 7 Principals meeting. Ewing started the monthly awards program earlier this year as a way to recognize outstanding LCPS employees.

“Every single day we have employees doing great things throughout the district,” Ewing said. “We started this awards program because we wanted to recognize those individuals who go above and beyond for every student, every day.”

The LCPS All Stars for September are: Iggy Campos, Coordinator of Bilingual and Migrant Education, Central Office; Charla Wescott, Title I Technology Educational Assistant, Sunrise Elementary School; Michael Foster, Math Teacher, Picacho Middle School; and Eric Galaz, Lead Custodian, Mayfield High School.

“Iggy is always is always willing to go above beyond to help her colleagues and support our schools,” said Roberto Lozano, chief officer of Equity Innovation and Social Justice. “She developed a migrant educational program that is a model for New Mexico, and she’s a true leader who is respected by her colleagues.”

“Charla is an extraordinary, outside-the-box thinker who works wonders to create all of our school schedules,” said Dora Solis, principal at Sunrise Elementary School. “She also works hard to make sure that our students and teachers have the technology they need for daily instruction.”

“Michael sets the standard for what it means to be a dynamic educator,” said Fred Montalvo, principal at Picacho Middle School. “He’s an exceptional teacher who continues to be an influential leader in the Picacho Middle School community.”

“Eric literally knows the campus better than anyone,” said Eric Fraass, principal at Mayfield High School. “For many years now, the staff of MHS has come to depend on Eric to handle any number of issues and we couldn’t be happier that he is part of the Trojan Family.”

As part of the recognition, honorees are awarded with a commemorative certificate and gift card at the monthly Principals meeting. Over the course of the one-year awards cycle, the program will recognize one employee from every school in the district and a total of four employees from Central Office.