Staff Members of the Month
Molly Rider has been chosen as our certified Staff Member of the Month for October 2023. She is a 7th grade ELA teacher on the Red team. Mrs. Rider has been teaching for 13 years and this is her 6th year at VMS. She identifies the students and staff at VMS as being the highlight of her job. "I love getting to spend my day around kids. Every day is different which keeps this job exciting and fun". Her connection to the staff members is just as rewarding as well, saying that she's met some amazing teachers and staff, and has made great friends here.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing her nails, and being outside with her kids and dog.
Nancy Russell is our classified Staff Member of the Month for October 2023. Ms. Russell has been at VMS for 11 years, taking one year off during Covid. She loves working with kids, in fact she worked in a Reading Lab in California for 10 years. While in California, she also worked for an oral surgeon before moving to Arizona. She explains, "When we moved here, VMS was so close to our home, I decided to apply for a part time job. I missed the kids and decided to go back and work at a school".
In her spare time, she enjoys yard work, walking her dog, and of course shopping!