Daviess County Public Schools employee Gabriela Martinez has been recognized by the Kentucky Department of Education with the Ann K. Bruce Migrant Recruiter of the Year Award. This award acknowledges individuals who have demonstrated “exceptional dedication to the recruitment and support of migrant students,” according to DCPS.
DCPS Federal Programs Coordinator Shelly Hammons said “Gabriela exemplifies the dedication and mission of the Migrant Education Program. She establishes lifelong connections with families and students with the ultimate goal of student success in all avenues of life. Her commitment to the students in our community is unparalleled. Gabriela is most deserving of the Recruiter of the Year Award. Martinez goes above and beyond by serving the entire Daviess County district for the Migrant Education Program.”
According to a release from DCPS, “Ms. Martinez’s efforts contribute to an inclusive and enriching learning environment for migrant students, fostering an atmosphere of growth and academic success. Through her effective communication and outreach strategies, Ms. Martinez ensures that migrant families are informed, supported, and connected to the resources they need. By addressing the unique challenges faced by migrant students, Ms. Martinez plays a crucial role in promoting their safety, well-being, and overall sense of belonging within our school community.”
DCPS Superintendent Matt Robbins said Martinez exemplifies exceptional values.
“Her commitment to our migrant students aligns seamlessly with our mission and what we do for kids each and every day,” Robbins said. “We celebrate her well-deserved recognition and thank her for her tireless dedication to the success of every student.”