Vera-Lisa Roberts and Diana Castellanos were selected as the Employees of the year at Kitayama for 2008-2009!

Vera-Lisa Roberts teaches first grade and is also our literacy coach for kindergarten through second grade. This year, she's been visiting classrooms to observe, model, and discuss how we can all get the most from our literacy lessons. She has also been selected as the New Haven Unified School District’s Teacher of the Year for 2009-10!

Diana Castellanos is the office assistant here at Kitayama. She is always ready to greet parents, teachers and students with a smile, and ready to lend a hand whenever and wherever needed. Her attitude can brighten anyone's day, and her efficiency helps keep the wheels of education turning smoothly!

It's people like Mrs. Roberts and Mrs. Castellanos that make Kitayama such a great place to be. Congratulations to you both for a well-earned recognition!