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Dysart Honors 54 Staff Members as Heroes
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Dysart Honors 54 Staff Members as Heroes
DYSART SCHOOLS - Dysart Unified School District annually names staff members as Heroes to recognize outstanding service to the district and community. This year 54 extraordinary staff members received the honor of being named a Dysart Hero, after being selected through a peer nomination process.

The Dysart Hero Squad, made up of district administrators and Governing Board members, surprised recipients over the course of several days in March and April with the award. Typically the honor is bestowed in front of students and co-workers, gifting them with a certificate and a balloon during the surprise visit. This year’s announcements were interrupted by the COVID closures, so some of the Heroes were instead surprised at their homes by administrators. 

In lieu of the usual Hero Awards Dinner this year, a prepared meal catered by Sharkos Catering was provided to each Hero to take home and enjoy with their family. The drive-through meal pick-up was lined with administrators holding signs and cheering for each Hero as they came through. All Heroes will be presented with a commemorative plaque, donated by the Dysart Education Foundation, by their administrator at the beginning of the next school year. 

2020 Dysart Heroes:

Certified / Classified
Mary Anne Joy - Asante
Lon Shears - Asante
Randy Maville - Ashton Ranch
Christina Banda - Ashton Ranch
Michelle Boehlert - Canyon Ridge
Amy Foote - Canyon Ridge
Alyssa Moon Dyke - Cimarron Springs
Mitchell Spindler - Cimarron Springs
Jennifer Smith - Countryside
Artis Miller - Countryside
Amanda Gowans - Dysart Elementary 
Arnold Sanchez - Dysart Elementary
Tammy Neese - El Mirage
Dell Clark - El Mirage
Amber Brink - Freedom 
Manuel Nunez - Freedom
Alicia McEvoy - Kingswood
Alix Nicolosi - Kingswood
Jessica Haug - Luke
Annette Jackson  - Luke 
Lauren Setola - Marley Park
Sylvia Quinones - Marley Park 
Roxanne Lopez - Mountain View
Amy Pitard - Mountain View
Duane Kelso - Rancho Gabriela
Heather Maxwell - Rancho Gabriela
Jeffrey Wiley - Riverview
Patricia Flanagan - Riverview 
Sarah Monnet - Sonoran Heights
Lindsay Smith - Sonoran Heights
Tracy Sacher - Sunset Hills
Ashley Walkenbach - Sunset Hills
Heather Polk - Surprise
Kimberly Corallo - Surprise 
Yelena Fischer - Thompson Ranch
Kathleen Dombrowski - Thompson Ranch
Lisa Silva - West Point 
George Laborin - West Point 
Curtis Jones - Western Peaks
Olga Vera - Western Peaks
Maryssa Siegle - Dysart High
Cristina Cisneros - Dysart High
Theron Frazer - Shadow Ridge 
Jeanette Landis - Shadow Ridge 
Lori Luzier - Valley Vista
Britney Huddleston - Valley Vista 
Kimberly Warnas - Willow Canyon
Juan Izaguirre - Willow Canyon
Melissa England - Sundown Mountain
Heidi Lindemann - Sundown Mountain
Jessica Robbins - Student Information Systems?

Mary Thomas - Canyon Ridge

Rick Haney - El Mirage
Stephanie Lawrence - Riverview

The Dysart Hero Awards were sponsored this year by Dysart Education Foundation, as well as generous community partners including:
Platinum Sponsors: 1GPA, Chasse, Core Construction, Valley Schools
Gold Sponsors: Dell, Wholesale Floors
Silver Sponsors: CHWP Expos
Bronze Sponsors: Symetra Life
General Sponsors: Delta Dental, Jorgeson Brooks, Teledoc, Troxell and Turboscape

To view excerpts from our Hero nomination letters visit:
To view a video of the Hero Squad surprises, please visit:

Media inquiries or future sponsorship questions should be directed to the Communications and Public Relations Office at [email protected] or 623-876-7196.