Award for Excellence Winner for May 2022

We are pleased to announce that Maria Moje, Guidance Counselor, Norfolk Junior High, is the winner of the NPS Award for Excellence for May 2022.

Thank you, Maria Moje, for your dedication, hard work, and service to our students, staff, and the NPS community!

Listed below are excerpts from some of the submitted narratives of Mrs. Moje's nomination:

  • Maria is so open to taking in any and every student. She does such an amazing job of working with all students to make sure they are performing their best, but also making sure they are 100% comfortable in the classroom. She is wonderful at making sure all students are cared for in their personal needs. 
  • Maria is very organized and does a great job multitasking her duties as well as meeting with kids who need extra support. Maria is always willing to help wherever she is needed and has been a great asset to our JH family.
  • Maria has been a great addition to the office and the students at NJHS. Whenever a student needs help she finds time in her busy schedule to listen, provide guidance, and get them back on track to continue their day. When she is asked to help one of us make a phone call or de-escalate it happens quickly and we don’t have to worry about the effectiveness. She has made my first year in the office much easier!
  •  Maria has been a tremendous addition to the Jr. High.  Her positive and vibrant attitude helps her connect with students, staff, and parents.  Kids really enjoy talking with Maria each day because of how well she relates to them.  Maria is always willing to help and do whatever is needed to help our building run and operate smoothly and efficiently.  She always has a smile on her face and tries to find the good in everyone.  Although she wears many hats and takes on a lot of responsibilities throughout the school day, Maria always takes time to help kids overcome their challenges.  It is people like Maria that make the Jr. High a wonderful place!

Maria  received her award at the Board of Education meeting on Monday, May 9, 2022.

Please congratulate Maria on this well-deserved award!