Tuba City Unified School District

Employee Recognition

Lola Begay and Gabrielle Hemstreet

Lola Begay (left) and Gabrielle Hemstreet (right) are recipients of the TCUSD Employee Recognition Award for August 2021

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The Tuba City Unified School District Staff play an integral role in a successful school year. In efforts to acknowledge their contributions and commitment to TCUSD, we would like to recognize staff members who display aspects of the saying, “Together Our Hearts Beat As One”.

The purpose of an employee recognition program is to improve employee satisfaction and engagement, establish positive teamwork among colleagues, create higher retention of quality employees, and strengthen customer service standards in relation to students, parents, and the community.

For the month August 2021, Employee Recognition winners were Lola Begay (left) and Gabrielle Hemstreet (right). Each employee was nominated by one or more of their colleagues, here is what they have said about them:

  • “Lola is always willing to help out, anytime, anywhere. She comes to my class to assist me with class, and being a help to the students. She gives individualized attention to our students. In addition, she uses the Navajo Language at all times to our students. This will help the students become fluent in Navajo language. Last but not least, I teach 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade students. She is there to help with reading and language arts activities. “ – Natalie Tsinnijinnie, Teacher
  • “Gabby is brand new to our school district and has been an excellent addition to our organization. She is flexible and a team player. Whatever is asked she is more than willing, with a smile. The tasks that are asked of her are done with thoroughness and high quality. She is tech savvy, so she can assist with any area she is asked. She has great customers services with everybody she encounters.” – Principal Sophia Begody

For their recognition Lola and Gabrielle won 4 tickets each to the AZ Diamondbacks on October 1st. Look out for next month’s Employee Recognition winners!! For more information contact Preston Holiday, HR Director by phone at (928) 283-1005 or by email at pholiday@tcusd.org.

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