The Auburn School District Board of Directors recognized Tami Bauer, office manager at Lakeland Hills Elementary, as the outstanding staff member of the month at last night’s board meeting. Gildo Rey Elementary fifth-grader, Gerardo Cortez, was recognized as the outstanding student.
Outstanding Staff Member Tami Bauer
Bauer has been the office manager at Lakeland Hills for six years. Prior to Lakeland Hills, she was the office manager at Hazelwood Elementary for 13 years. She took a 2-year break from Auburn and worked in Oregon for two years.
In her position, Bauer regularly interacts with students and parents who come to the office for any reason. She is kind, compassionate and always willing to help in any way. Nothing is too big of a challenge for her.
Principal Colleen Barlow said, “Tami is an invaluable employee to Lakeland Hills and makes a difference every day.”
Outstanding Student Gerardo Cortez
Gildo Rey’s fifth-grade teachers unanimously selected Cortez as the outstanding student for their school. He takes his education seriously and he sets the bar high.
His teacher, Hannah Johnson, said, “He is the hardest working student I have ever encountered, and it is evident his hard work has paid off. Every teacher is consistently impressed by his intellect and work ethic.”
The above is a press release from the Auburn School District. The Auburn Examiner has not independently verified its contents.