Staff Members of the Month

certified Staff

 

Ms. Heather Ruhlen

Female staff member stands in front of window and doorway holding a candy bouquet

Heather Ruhlen was chosen as our certified Staff Member of the Month for November 2023.  She is a student advisor for 6th grade and 8 Red Team.  Mrs. Ruhlen has been a teacher for 23 years.  She started teaching in Deer Valley, then joined the Litchfield Elementary School District in 2004 and has been with us ever since.  She taught Math here at VMS for 10 years, she was a Math Specialist at Scott Libby for 3 years, and has been a student advisor for 7 years at L. Thomas Heck and VMS.  As a student advisor, Mrs. Ruhlen loves the fact that she can "REALLY know both students and families since I have the same kids for 3 years".

During her free time, Mrs. Ruhlen likes to spend time outdoors camping and riding around in her side by side.  She also says, "When I am not doing those things, I can usually be found reading".

Classified Staff

 

Mrs. Nancy Russell

Female staff member stands behind a desk holding a candy bouquet

Claire Wilson is our classified Staff Member of the Month for November 2023.  She has been working at VMS for 6 years.  Ms. Wilson is the VMS Attendance Clerk and unofficial "Mustang Painter and Decorator" on campus!  She has provided our campus with beautiful paintings that visualize our Mustang pride.

Ms. Wilson enjoys working at a school because of the flexibility.  When she has free time, she enjoys baking, gardening, and watching a movie or series.

Team Members of the Month

Picture of our September certified staff member of the month

Ms. Joe - August Certified Staff member of the month.

Picture of Classified staff of the month for september.

J Tapia - Maintenance.  Classified staff member of the month.

Picture of our September certified staff member of the month

Picture of our certified staff member of the month for the month of September.

Picture of our September classified staff member of the month

Picture of our classified staff member of the month for the month of September

Picture of our October classified staff member

Ms. Rita Talia - classified staff member for the month of October

Picture of our October certified staff member.

Mr. VanCleaf - October certified staff member

Photo of our classified staff member of the month

Julie Ramirez, November Classified staff member of the month

Photo of Certified staff member of the month

November Certified Staff member of the Month - Rachelle Dasal

Picture of Ms. Douglass, classified staff member of the month.

Erikka Douglas is VMS's Self-Contained LABS teacher.  It is her first year teaching, but has been working at VMS for 4 years.  She has really enjoyed the transition into teaching and taking on her own classroom.  As she's watched her students learn how to solve problems without her help, it makes her so proud.  "Whether it's math, reading, writing, or behavior, I love watching one of them conquer something we've worked on for a long time on their own".

 

In her free time, Ms. Douglass enjoys listening to music and writing.  

Picture of our March classified staff member of the month
Monica Garcia stands and smiles while holding a certificate and gift.
Brittany Mathias stands and smiles while holding a certificate and gift.
Ms. Skrinde holding the Staff of the Month award
Ms. Skrinde holding the Staff of the Month award