The Prescott City Council on Tuesday afternoon, April 13, presented a city proclamation to Prescott Unified School District and Prescott Unified Education Foundation leaders celebrating April 23, 2021 as PUSD Excellence in Education Day.
On Friday, a professional development day, the Foundation will honor all district faculty and staff with a luncheon to be delivered to all six K-12 schools and Discovery Gardens preschool at the district office.
The proclamation was presented by new City Council Member Clark Tenney, the current Prescott High School assistant principal, who at the end of the month will become the district’s director of Human Resources and Special Projects. Tenney gave the proclamation to PUSD Superintendent Joe Howard and Foundation President Jenna James.
At the luncheon, the proclamation will be read aloud to all in attendance.
Foundation Executive Director Paul Kirchgraber said this is intended to honor not just a select group of teachers but rather recognize the exceptional work of all faculty and staff who have performed with aplomb through a year fraught with challenges given the response to a global pandemic.
“Everyone during this past year has done extraordinary things,” Kirchgraber said of the Foundation’s sentiments of everyone from bus drivers and custodians to teacher’s aides, classroom teachers and administration leaders. “So to that end, on April 23, we are honoring all the educators in our district by bringing them lunch.”