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Three named Employees of the Quarter

The fourth quarter Employee of the Quarter honorees, from left: Patty Herrera, Brenda Villa, and Sandy Wallen. Congratulations and thank you to all!

Three exemplary Marshalltown CSD staff members were named Employees of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of the 2021-22 school year.

Miller Middle School long-term substitute teacher Patty Herrera, Anson Elementary School nurse Brenda Villa, and District Transportation bus monitor Sandy Wallen were nominated by peers for going above and beyond in their respective roles.

“If you know Patty, you know she radiates positivity and energy. She makes Miller a better place,” said Miller teacher Morgan Hurst, who nominated Patty Herrera. “She goes above and beyond her technical role of a substitute. She has taken on the responsibility of her students and her classroom.”

Anson paraeducator Michelle Lawthers said she nominated Brenda Villa for her reliability and positive attitude when interacting with students and fellow staff members.

“Brenda is such a blessing at Anson. Her gentle ways make students, staff, and parents feel more at ease when there might be something wrong,” Lawthers said.

Sandy Wallen is beloved by the Bobcat preschoolers who ride her bus each school day. Transportation Director Rex Kozak said Wallen enjoys interacting with her students while ensuring they have a safe, happy ride to and from school each day.

“Sandy is very dependable, and every day she brings a positive attitude and a desire to make a difference for each student while they are on the bus,” Kozak said.

Congrats to these three incredible Employees of the Quarter!