Cheryl Phillips honored as Stanislaus County Mentor of the Year for 2014.
It's been a pleasure to mentor 5th grade students at John Muir School. It is a joy to spend a little time each week to help a student with reading or sit and talk with them. It's so nice to see the kids enjoy this awesome mentoring program as much as we enjoy the program. This is my 4th school year to mentor at John Muir School. For the people that work for Stanislaus County that haven't had the opportunity to mentor a child, I want to let you know you are missing a wonderful opportunity to put something back into our community.
I've been working for Stanislaus County for the past 17.5 years. I've worked 4 years at the Main Library in the accounting department, 2.7 years in the Purchasing Department and the last 10.8 years at the Clerk Recorder Department in the accounting unit. Even though I'm leaving Stanislaus County, I plan on mentoring the rest of this school year at John Muir School for Stanislaus County. The next school year I plan on mentoring for Modesto City Schools, and I will continue mentoring as long as I'm working.
I want to thank Keith Boggs and Norma Baker for all they have done for the mentoring program and for keeping the program a success. Without all of the mentors giving a little of their time each week, this program would not be successful. I would also like to thank Jeremy Howell for nominating me for the Mentor of the Year Award. Accepting this award was truly a great honor.