Left to right: Betsey Dennis, Shawna Gerlach, Vince House, Evelyn Benitez-Cude, Patty VanAsdlan, Jessa Deaubl, Tania Pulido, Angela Bottka, Sandy Marschinke, Melissa Coronado, Gloria Gonzalez, Chris Anderson, Cindy Dunn.


Team ExEd Duffy

Thank you , Team ExEd Duffy, for your contributions in serving TUSD's educational community! Here's how the team describes their work:

"EECTs and the records team work closely together serving TUSD and the education community at large. EECTs work with the Exceptional Education teachers and staff to ensure students' paperwork is state and federally compliant. The records team quickly and efficiently maintain Exceptional Education records by fulfilling requests from TUSD and any agency looking for Exceptional Education records. Both teams also enter Exceptional Education paperwork for funding, while maintaining student, teacher and classroom data for department use/reference. We are the ones that the Exceptional Educational teams come to when they have 'how-to' questions. We are a close knit family who support one another and the community around us every day."

We asked each of the members of this team to share what they love about their jobs:

Angela Bottka: What I love about my job is my co-workers.

Sandy Marschinke: What I love about my work is doing a meaningful job for students every day and working with people I enjoy. My fellow EECTs are just AMAZING!

Tania Pulido: What I love about my job is that I have the opportunity to assist staff members that are educating students on being successful every day.

Melissa Coronado: I love my job because I work daily with some of the greatest people I have ever met. I also have the chance to support some great teachers and providers who truly care about a student's education and needs.

Betsey Dennis: What I love about my job is getting to work with such a great group of people and being able to support the staff members who support children and their families.

Jessa Deaubl: What I love about my job is that I get to work with a great team at Duffy and we are always willing to share a laugh. What I love about TUSD is that it has built my character and taught me many skills over the years. What I love about my work is that I feel I am doing important work and that I am always busy.

Patty Van Asdlan: I work with a great group of wonderful people!

Cindy J Dunn: What I love about my job is my co-workers. They are always willing to stop what they are doing to answer questions, show me how to do something and to just be there for support. They are the greatest!

Marla Sweeney: What I love about my job is the privilege of working with some fantastic people. What I love about TUSD is the opportunity to expand my knowledge. What I love about my work is it is detailed, busy, etc. and it makes for a "fast" day and my supervisors have always trusted me to work independently.

Chris Anderson: What I love about my job is doing my part to ensure our special needs students receive the services they need.

Evelyn Benitez-Cude: What I love about my job is being able to be part of a group that's making a difference in children's lives. What I love about TUSD is that it employs such amazing people that create a close knit family. What I love about my work is that it's challenging and it's making a difference.

Shawna Gerlach: What I love about my job is working as a team with both my coworkers and my assigned schools.

Look here each month to see other teams in TUSD. We'll be featuring sports teams, teaching teams, PTOs and PTAs, academic teams--any group that works together for the district and helps make it a place where students love to learn, teachers love to teach and people love to work.

It's all part of an initiative called #TeamTUSD to highlight all of the great people who come together in our district, and we would love to have your team participate as well. Drop us an email at to get the ball rolling on your team or nominate a team you see doing great things.