On March 18, 2017, eight Golden Dot Awards were given to staff who exemplify Green Dot Public Schools’ Core Values. The Golden Dot Awards highlighted educators and staff who demonstrate exceptional teaching, school leadership and support for our schools.
A special thank you to our generous event sponsors and the individuals who made The Fifth Annual Golden Dot Awards a success!
Assistant Principal of the Year
Wendy Perez, Ánimo Phillis Wheatley Charter Middle School
“The Dotties provides a moment where we can bring together staff from across our schools and teams to celebrate our achievements as a Green Dot family.”
Classified Employee of the Year
Michael Ashe, Ánimo James B. Taylor Charter High School
“It’s an honor to serve our students and I am grateful to have the opportunity to do so every time I arrive to Ánimo James B. Taylor. There are people who put their trust in me to work hard and to do my best every day. Productive days equal a successful future.”
Rookie Teacher of the Year
Rising Star Teacher of the Year
School Service Employee of the Year (Home Office Employee)
James Deavoll, Development
“The remarkable thing about the Dotties is just how much collaboration invariably becomes the unplanned theme of the night. From all the people who work to make it happen to the involvement of sponsors to the cheering squads for nominees; from the students on stage to the genuine appreciation that everyone has for their teams and colleagues. The whole event really drives home just how uniquely collaborative and supportive Green Dot is.”
Counselor of the Year
Jorge Dominguez, Ánimo Ralph Bunche Charter High School
“I have been fortunate for the last nine years to work with some of the most passionate individuals, whether they be teachers, school staff, administrator, or counselors. We share in our moments of glory and our shortcomings. It is all for our students, and to see all our efforts come to fruition in the form of our students’ success, makes it all worth it.”