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Brooks, Zajaceskowski receive February MVP awards

Brooks, Zajaceskowski receive February MVP awards

Congratulations to the February recipients of the Most Valuable Patriot (MVP) award, school business manager Ashley Brooks and maintenance mechanic Rick Zajaceskowski!

Ashley Brooks, school business manager

Ashley Brooks has strong ties to the B-P community. As the school business manager, she is involved in many of the parts needed to keep things running throughout the district. Outside of work, her two sons attend the district and she is an active member of the B-P Parent Teacher Organization and the Broadalbin Youth Commission.

"Ashley goes above and beyond to help staff members navigate purchasing, as well as HR issues and concerns," a coworker wrote. "If she doesn't know the answer she will get the answer and help you through the process. As a parent, she is involved in PTO and BYC to help support not only her children, but the children as a whole in the district."

Brooks has worked for B-P since June 2020 and has throughly enjoyed her time with the district. 

"To work in a position that benefits children and the adults who serve them is a reward in itself," Brooks said. "To be recognized by my peers is an added joy."


Rick Zajaceskowski, maintenance mechanic

Rick Zajaceskowski will be retiring from B-P this month, but not without leaving his mark.

"Mr. Zajaceskowski has done so many great things for the school," a student wrote in his nomination. "I recently found out that he is retiring. He will definitely be missed throughout the school."

Zajaceskowski, a graduate of B-P, has enjoyed his time with the district. Working for the district since 2000, he feels he has made a difference at B-P.  

"This is a great way to wrap up my time at B-P," Rick said upon hearing of his award. "Twenty-three years went by quickly. I've gotten to see the building really grow. I've always liked the quote 'The finished product is a portrait of the person who completed it.' So with that in mind, I'm honored to receive this recognition. I've really enjoyed my time here, but I'm looking forward to what comes next." 

Each month, two district employees are recognized through Broadalbin-Perth's MVP program. Each winner receives a B-P Yeti mug. Nominations can come from any member of the school community and all nominations should be submitted online. The deadline to nominate a B-P employee for the March MVP award is Thursday, March 8.

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