Martha Rios, 2012 Awardee

Martha Rios

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2012 Unsung Hero Award Winner

This year Mrs. Martha Rios was the seventh recipient of the "Unsung Hero" award.  She is an extraordinary volunteer who has taken on assignments from all of our Westfield Elementary Schools.  Martha was nominated by the VIPS program and fourth grade teacher Mrs. Trish Wysocki from Highland School.  Martha came to VIPS in January 1999 taking on different assignments each year.  She worked first at Abner Gibbs, then Juniper Park, Southampton Road, Moseley and Highland, back to Abner then Southampton Road, Westfield High School, Paper Mill and back to Highland this year.

To quote Mrs. Wysocki
"Mrs.Rios provided challenging and stimulating math lessons for individual students and small groups.  These children learned to work hard at solving math problems and broadened their Math Horizons under the warm and sunny smile of a dedicated volunteer!  Martha Rios is a gem in the VIPS office treasure chest! Thank you for sharing your brilliance!"