In partnership with NEA-Santa Fe, Santa Fe Public Schools (SFPS) is pleased to announce that Amy Biehl Community School’s librarian, Eileen Ulibarri, is the SFPS May Educational Support Professional (ESP) of the Month. Ms. Ulibarri was recognized on Thursday, May 16th with an award, gift card, and certificate presented by SFPS Superintendent Dr. Veronica C. Garcia.
“Our congratulations to Eileen Ulibarri on being recognized for her outstanding contributions!” said Superintendent Dr. Garcia. “One can never say ‘thank you’ enough to those whose dedicated service to education opens a world of opportunity and discovery for children. This is why I am pleased to identify and honor outstanding SFPS educational support professionals through the Educational Support Professional of the Month recognition initiative. I am so appreciative of NEA-Santa Fe for their support and sponsorship of this wonderful program,” she said.
Ms. Ulibarri has been the librarian for many years at Amy Biehl, where she has built relationships with a majority of the school community’s families. “Ms. Eileen” to students, she is very dedicated to her work and “an inspiration” to other librarians. She isn’t just a librarian, said her nominator. She is an incredible teacher.
Ms. Ulibarri creates lesson plans for all her classes, kindergarten through 6th grade, and runs the after-school non-profit program “First Serve” that provides individualized tutoring, life skills, and tennis training for students. She created the “Breakfast Club” for students whose parents need to drop their children off at school as early as 6:00 a.m. There they can do homework or other engage in reading activities.
Each month, NEA-Santa Fe recognizes an ESP of the month for SFPS, with honorees surprised with certificates, gifts, and recognition on District websites and social media.
ESPs are a vital part of the educational environment. They include secretaries, educational assistants (regular and special education), nutrition workers, transportation workers, librarians, and health aides. The ESP of the Month honors outstanding contributions to SFPS students, their families, and the community the ESP serves.
Students, parents, teachers, secretaries, principals, community members, and any other stakeholder may nominate an ESP for this honor by completing a nomination form on the District website (www.sfps.info) or by completing a paper nomination form located at the front desk at all schools. A diverse group of non-SFPS staff reviews all nominations and selects a recipient to honor each month. School community members are encouraged to nominate their favorite ESP today!
“This SFPS recognition program began with the support and urging of our community, which is eager to promote the incredible work of the dedicated teachers and staff in our schools. Congratulations to our community supporters and teachers for all they do for our kids!” said Superintendent Dr. Garcia.
For questions about this initiative, please call (505) 467-2590.