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We asked our award winners questions to describe what their award means to them and what advice would they give to new educators beginning their journey.

For our third and final interview for Part 1 of a 3-part series, we spoke with Lasso Award Winner, Sara Witt.

What’s your title and school location?

School Secretary

Loma Vista Elementary School

How many years of teaching?

37 years working in the District. I began as a Campus Supervisor and Instructional Aide at Kammann School and El Gabilan. Then was a Library Aide . I have been at Loma Vista as School Secretary for 17 years.

What brought you to Salinas City Elementary School District?

I was a parent volunteer and on the PTA at my children´s school and was recruited by the principal. It was a win win situation for a stay at home mom.

What keeps you motivated and inspired on a dialy basis?

I realize how blessed I am to work with such an amazing staff at Loma Vista. I truly enjoy and am grateful that I am able to connect with parents and students on a daily basis.

What does your award mean to you?

It´s a honor and a privilege to receive this award . I will cherish it and let it serve as a reminder to keep challenging myself to do my very best everyday!

What is the most gratifying thing about your job?

Knowing that at the end of the day, I in some way may have helped or somehow touched someone´s life with just a smile , hug or a kind word.

Any advice for new educators?

Do what makes you happy, let it become your passion , then give it your all!