Para of the Year

Veronica Torres of BMS named Nebraska Paraeducator of the Year

Veronica Torres, paraeducator at Bluffs Middle School was awarded Paraeducator of the Year by the Nebraska Department of Education.  One paraeducator in each of four areas (early childhood, elementary, middle, high/transition) is recognized each year.  Paraeducators who demonstrate the highest standard of performance in carrying out their assigned responsibilities are considered for nomination.  Over 60 nominations were submitted this year and Torres was the highest ranking Middle School paraeducator.  An excerpt from her nomination stated the following:  “Veronica has a solid work ethic and does an amazing job with everything she does, from working with students, documentation, and duties assigned to her, and she is great at communicating with her team of teachers about anything that students may need to be successful.”


Torres will be formally recognized for this achievement at the December Regular Board of Education Meeting on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 6PM at the SHS Boardroom.