May Volunteer of the Month
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BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month
When Lynda Moresco was an elementary school teacher in New Jersey, the school’s PTA members were always willing to help support the teachers in any way they could. Moresco never forgot their kindness and how much they helped both students and teachers. When her children, Alexandra and Christian, attended Brooks Elementary School, she started volunteering so she could repay the kindness. For her dedication in supporting students and teachers, she is being recognized as the District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month.
“It’s such an honor to be chosen,” Moresco said. “But it’s the men and women I have worked with over the past four years who are the most amazing group of volunteers, teachers and administrators. They make me look good.”
Her husband’s job transfer brought the family to the Chicago area in 1998. After her son started kindergarten, Moresco volunteered at Brooks so regularly, that parents thought she was a teacher.
“I did the art program in the classroom, I was a room parent, I helped with photocopying, filing, shelving books and anything the teachers needed,” she said. “My kids were so proud that I was around.”
She has held several PTA leadership positions including president and vice president of the Granger Middle School PTSA and currently is PTA president at Metea Valley High School. She also has been involved with the Indian Prairie Parents Council and has served as a member of the Parent Diversity Advisory Council.
Today, her daughter, Alexandra, is 21 and her son, Christian, is graduating from Metea Valley. Although her school volunteering is ending, she has made a difference in the lives of countless students, teachers and administrators at Brooks, Granger and Metea Valley who have benefited from her boundless energy and generous heart.
“My teachers were my heroes growing up,” she said. “It was always teachers who lifted me up and helped me when I was a child. I am happy to give back in any way I can.”
BMO Harris Bank is helping District 204 recognize one volunteer each month who has generously given his or her time to support District 204’s students and schools. To celebrate these outstanding volunteers, BMO Harris Bank is donating $1,000 to the volunteer's school. To nominate an outstanding volunteer, visit http://ipsdweb.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/Volunteer.
Lynda Moresco was selected as the District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month for May on behalf of her involvement with Metea Valley High School over the years.
Photo (l to r) Nicholette Cutrera - BMO Harris Bank-Aurora Market President, Nicki McIntrye – BMO Harris Branch Manager 95th Street, District 204 BMO Harris Bank Volunteer of the Month recipient Lynda Moresco, and Metea Valley Principal Jim Schmid.
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