It was a celebration at Lyons Elementary honoring Administrative Assistant Sylvia Martinez as the district's August Employee of the Month.
“Sylvia is not only valuable to the school, but she’s pillar of the Lyons Elementary community,” Principal Oliva Casares said.
Martinez started at Lyons Elementary nearly 20 years ago as a teacher assistant. During her tenure, she has made it a priority to not only become a fabric of the community, but ensures every staff member makes the students a priority.
“If Silvia sees a student can’t afford something, she doesn't hesistate to go out of her way to get the child what they need," Principal Casares said.
"I'm grateful to be recognized today with this award, however as long as myself and faculty are committed to placing chidren first, I'm happy." Martinez said.