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Recognition Awards

Teaching and Classified Staff Awards are presented annually at the May Appreciation Luncheon. Impact Awards are presented monthly at staff meetings and a New Teacher Award is given at the beginning of year to defray classroom start-up costs. Here are recent award winners:

Foundation Classified Staff Award recipient:

Lilly Quinonez, Parent Outreach Coordinator


2017 Foundation Teaching Award recipients:

Mike Burton-Tillson, Ceramics Teacher

Tomiko Fronk, Match and Computer Science Teacher

Lisa Otsuka, English Department Chair




Who Believes in the Community That is M-A?


The Foundation is Proud of M-A’s Excellent Faculty and Staff

Partnership for Success Recognized for Commitment to Students

Jenna Carson has helped students with behavioral problems and/or academic challenges for more than 20 years at M-A. She was recognized by the San Mateo County School Boards Association with the Emily Garfield Award. For her work with the Partnership for Success, she was aptly described as “one of the most gifted and committed teachers on the (M-A) campus.

Full circle moment: Jenna Carson celebrates M-A graduation with Abby Carrillo, a student Jenna helped through her work with the Partnership for Success. Abby returned to serve as a Peer Mentor.

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