Meet Sally Rivera and Vanessa Infante. They were selected as the Proud You're a Picker Award recipients, Robstown ISD's employee recognition program, for the month of August. Each employee was nominated for going above and beyond their job duties. They are pictured here with Superintendent, Dr. Maria Vidaurri. Below are a few excerpts from their nomination:

Sally Rivera, Paraprofessional- Seale Junior High

-"This year I have really taken notice as to how this person loves her job, displays customer service, and maintains professional composure. She is the first person seen when a parent enters the campus, which makes for a nice welcome parents and visitors can look forward to. For these reasons, I am nominating Sally Rivera."

Vanessa Infante, PEIMS Specialist- Business Office

-"When it comes to grinding it out, this person knows exactly what it takes. Having a campus filled with parents, students, and staff did not stop her from staying focused and taking initiative for a new implementation the district pursued. I received multiple compliments from not only administrators, but from parents in the community about her outgoing personality and patience with them. From running campus to campus and conducting home visits, Vanessa was getting it done with ROBSTOWN PRIDE. With Vanessa part of the team, we accomplished many goals for the new Online Registration System.”

These are just a few of the positive things that were submitted on each employees nomination form. Thank you for making us all #robstownproud. You two make the difference. 

Know an employee you'd like to nominate for this award? You can submit your nomination electronically, by visiting