George Schonborn, Mountain View School District’s Director of Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) was honored with the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award by the El Monte Coalition of Latino Professionals (emCLP) at the 13th annual Tamalada held December 15. The Esperanza Award commemorates the life and legacy of Roberto “Bobby” Salcedo, a respected teacher and administrator and acknowledges outstanding educators for their hard work and dedication to the students they serve, as well as their commitment and contribution to the advancement of their schools, students or educational community.
“George does a remarkable job as our PPS Director and his tireless efforts, dedication and commitment to our students and families is commendable and greatly appreciated,” said Lillian Maldonado French, Superintendent. “We are very happy to honor his exemplary work with the Esperanza Award.”
George has been a valued member of the Mountain View School District for 26 years. He began his career as a 7th grade science teacher at Kranz and spent 9 years inspiring his students. He became Kranz’s Assistant Principal in 1999 and continued to teach and counsel students as well as provide support for staff members. Former students remember Mr. Schonborn as a fun and inspiring teacher who always listened and cared about them. In his current role as PPS Director, George oversees attendance, school nursing, suspensions and expulsions, trainings and works with outside resources to support students to reach their full potential. George lends his talents, expertise and kindness to several community agencies including the Foothill Family Advisory Committee where he has focused on getting fathers more actively involved in school and family events, and the El Monte South El Monte Community Alliance Committee, working to connect families to a variety of local resources. He also works daily with the El Monte Police Department to ensure our schools, as well as community are safe.
George is an outstanding representative for the Mountain View School District and his integrity, connection to community, and career of public service make him truly deserving of the Bobby Salcedo Esperanza Award.