Mesa Moments

The Mesa Union School District wishes to recognize employees, volunteers, community members, and students for their exemplary service in the classroom, school, district or community through the gift of time, talent, or resources. 

These recipients demonstrate the following qualities:

Teamwork and Leadership

The nominee exemplifies cooperation, morale, and teamwork; displays courtesy,  diplomacy, flexibility and is responsive to others.

Creativity and Innovation

The nominee offers new and creative ideas that result in improved student learning and/or enhanced services to students in the classroom, school, or district.

Commitment and Dependability

The nominee consistently produces work of high quality and provides outstanding service to the Mesa School Community.

Community Service Activity

While maintaining excellent work habits, the nominee engages in activities outside the regular work schedule that benefit Mesa Union School or the community at large.

To nominate someone download the form here.

Mesa Moments Recipients March 2017


Dr. Sandhya Patel

Dr. Patel is an exceptional parent volunteer. She has dedicated her time and expertise in many ways. As a doctor, she has volunteered as a guest speaker. As a parent she has coached for Camarillo Academic Olympic Super Quiz teams and organized the Spelling Bee. In all these capacities she has shown a commitment to Mesa students.

Peter Lan & Dana Lan

Peter and Dan Lan are the PFO Co-Presidents. The time and effort they have put into making the 2016-2017 school year a year to remember is evident. From the start of the year, their innovative $1/day membership drive was a tremendous success! They demonstrate teamwork and leadership as a couple as well as a family by organizing and carrying out new and exciting events like the Family Movie Nights. They are creative and dedicated to making Mesa a place we are all proud to be a part of. The level of commitment and service they offer to the Mesa community, especially the students, is much appreciated.

Maribel Carino-Alvarez

Maribel Carino-Alvarez is very deserving of being honored by the Mesa community. She has worked hard to make positive changes to the library. There are inviting and colorful book displays for the children to see as soon as they enter the library. The new system for checking out books  it easier and faster for all. She very graciously took on the Read for Success Program sponsored by the PFO. Maribel is a kind, patient and committed librarian who always is available to help Mesa students.