2020 Read Across America

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2020 Read across America/Read on Santa Cruz County Week

Once again, the Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office and School Superintendent Alfredo I. Velásquez, celebrated, along with 30 Private Schools, Charter Schools, and Public Elementary Schools within our county, National Read Across America/Read on Santa Cruz County Week from March 2, 2020, through March 06, 2020.

With the coordination of Ms. Patricia Barraza-Preciado (Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office,) they had close to 100 volunteers from all across Santa Cruz County, read to every classroom in our educational community. The main goal of this event is to encourage our children to read and to love reading at an early age. It is one of the most important things we can do as parents and as a community. It sets the foundation for a lifetime of success.

The Santa Cruz County School Superintendent’s Office would like to thank everyone who volunteered a couple of hours of their busy day to participate in this wonderful event. The children of Santa Cruz County thank YOU, as well.


Ms. Lee Ann Richards (McDonald’s sponsor)

Mr. James Quinet

Santa Cruz County

Mr. George Silva (SCC Attorney’s Office)

Ms. Liz Gutfahr (SCC Treasurer)

Ms. Suzie Sainz (SCC Recorder)

Ms. Sonia Jones (SCC Human Resources)

Mr. Juan Pablo Guzman (SCC Clerk of Courts)

Sheriff Tony Estrada

Lieutenant Gerry Castillo

Lieutenant Raoul Rodriguez

Ms. Celeste Rodriguez (SCC Attorneys)

Mr. Luis Fimbres (SCC Probation Department)

Ms. Berenice Arellano (SCC Probation Department)

Mr. Luis Preciado (SCC Probation Department)

Ms. Maria Martinez (SCC Finance Department)

Mr. Chris Young (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Maya Donnelly (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Terri Sprigg (SCC School Superintendents)

Mr. Adrian Chamberlain (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Melissa Corella (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Alma Feria (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Georgina Parra (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Patricia Barraza-Preciado (SCC School Superintendent’s)

Ms. Chris Bachelier (U of A Cooperative Extension)

Ms. Cristina Pereda (SCC Treasurers)

Ms. Liz Tolano (SCC Board of Supervisors)

Mr. Juan Balderas (SCC IT Department)

Mr. Robert Brubaker (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Melissa Gallegos (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Ruth Placencia (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Alex Gracia (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Sobeira Castro (SCC Emergency Management)

Ms. Renee Barber (SCC School Superintendents)

Ms. Rocio Puig (SCC Courts)

Ms. Anna Cruz (SCC Courts)

Santa Cruz Barr Association

Ms. Lilian Ortega

Ms. Kim Hunley

State Representatives

Arizona Senator Andrea Dalessandro

City of Nogales

Mayor Arturo Garino

Mr. Esteban Michelle

Nogales Police Department

U.S. Border Patrol Agents

Agent Quiriapa

Agent Verdugo

Agent Lee

 Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District

Ms. Susan Faubion (Board Member)

Mr. John Hays (Board Member)

Nogales Unified School District

Mr. Fernando Parra (Superintendent)

Ms. Angel Canto (Assistant Superintendent)

Ms. Mayra Zuniga (Human Resources)

Ms. Judith Mendoza (Student Services Director)

Mr. Greg Lucero

Dr. Marcelino Varona

Patagonia Unified School District

Ms. Cynthia Matus-Morriss

Santa Cruz County Provisional Community College District

Dr. Stella Perez (Chief Executive Director)

Nogales Woman’s Club

Ms. Marta Valenzuela

Ms. Renee Guevarra

Ms. Esther Morales

Ms. Barbara Hyde

Ms. Terry Vega

Ms. Yolanda Felix

Ms. Cecilia Kory

Ms. Adeline Cripe

Ms. Norma Ahumada

Ms. Tinina Vasquez

Ms. Juby Bell

Ms. Suzie Sainz

Ms. Barbara Federico

Nogales Lions Club

 Ms Claudia Wise

 Ms. Dina Sanchez

Ms. Sandra Davila

     Members of the Community

 Rio Rico Firefighters

Mr. Manuel Coppola

Tubac Firefighters

Mr. Francisco Padilla (First Things First)

Ms. Kim Corsaro

Mr. David Hathaway

Ms. Perry Brubaker

Ms. Bianca Young

Members of the NHS Interact Club