School Employee

Gold: Ernestine Pacheco, Heritage Elementary Cafeteria Cook Assistant

625 Brown Ave., (719) 549-7575

Ernestine Pacheco prides herself on being an excellent school employee. For the past 20 years, she has worked as support staff at Pueblo City Schools and has spent the past five years at Heritage Elementary. Students, teachers, and parents appreciate Pacheco’s upbeat attitude and kind demeanor. Each day, Pacheco can be found preparing fresh meals for her students and fellow staff members to enjoy. She said she enjoys preparing good food that everyone enjoys and loves to see the smiles on the children’s faces as they filter through her lunch line.

Silver: Lyman Bushkovski, Pueblo Academy of Arts and Sciences, Music Director

29 Lehigh Ave., (719) 549-7430

Bronze: Jennifer Martinez, Heroes Academy, Fifth-Grade Teacher

715 W. 20th St., (719) 549-7410