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Employees of the Year 2019–2021 Winners!
Gilbert Public Schools values our staff as our greatest asset and honor excellence in all employee classifications at our annual Employees of the Year event. This celebratory event focuses on the roles that all GPS employees individually and collectively play in providing the highest quality learning and working environment for our students, staff, and community.
The Gilbert Public Schools Teacher, Support Staff and Administrator of the Year winners were announced virtually Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Congratulations to all of our amazing employees for their hard work and dedication! We celebrate YOU!
2019–2021 Teacher of the Year Winner
Alexis Mason, Teacher of the Year
“Alexis Mason is one of the most innovative, creative, dedicated, caring and inspiring teachers I have had the pleasure of working with. I have heard students say “I wish I could stay in this class all day”, “This is my favorite class”, and “I can’t believe I did this myself!”. Her room is a buzz of critical thinking and problem solving as students engage in hands-on activities and challenges. She inspires me each day and makes me a better teacher!”
2019–2021 Support Staff Winner
Kevin Moeller, Support Staff of the Year
“Kevin inspires others to connect, create and care by example. He is always seen creating a campus that is safe, functioning and clean for everyone. He is readily available and works tirelessly to make sure our campus is the best that it can be. As a teacher, I feel that Kevin is always available to get what I need to be able to do my best in my classroom.”
2019–2021 Administrator Winner
Thea Hansen, Administrator of the Year
“Thea is always trying to think of new ways to motivate students. She does not focus only on test scores, but also recognizes if someone does something extraordinary. Thea is always visible on campus. She wants everyone who comes here to feel welcome. She genuinely cares about the wellbeing of her staff and students and ensures everyone is acknowledged for doing their part to make Carol Rae the wonderful school it is. It is things like that that make Thea such a wonderful leader.”