The Special Education Department is honored to recognize Arlis Dona as our Employee of the Month. Arlis joined our district as a speech language pathologist in August of 2008. For the past 7 years she has been a vital part of our team providing services to the students in our district.
Her intelligence and professionalism cannot be matched. There is no doubt that she is always very prepared and has the student’s needs and goals at the center of her instruction. The time and energy she puts into her students is inspiring. She truly cares about each and every student and their growth towards their goals. She has taken on more students this year and her attitude is, “it’s not a question of if we can, but we will.” She is someone to admire for her dedication to our students.
A comment shared from a paraprofessional that works closely with Arlis states, “Arlis has been a wonderful supervisor. She teaches with patience and wisdom.” She is a natural leader, a very hard worker and someone that you can definitely learn from. Arlis supervises her paras by constantly modeling professionalism and sharing clear expectations for them.
In summary, Arlis is professional and friendly despite the immense workload she is dealing with. From staff to students we all love her. She is a pleasure to work with and an outstanding team member. She is amazing at what she does and is very deserving of this recognition!