9-15-2017 – Meet Rose Arroyo! She is the District Office (DO) Receptionist!
Rose grew up in the Inland Empire living in the cities of Chino, Ontario, and Corona.
“In 2010 – 2011, I moved to Virginia for a brief time but then came back home to California,” she said, “I have always loved the summertime in California, nice warm weather!”
Rose began working for the Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) in August 2012 as a substitute.
“I worked at a few sites including Santiago High, the District Office, and VanderMolen Elementary,” said Rose.
In 2013, she was hired on to the VanderMolen team. In 2015, Rose transferred over to Eleanor Roosevelt High School (ERHS).
“At the end of June 2016, I transferred over to the DO as the District Office Receptionist,” she said.
Rose says her position is friendly, fun, and busy!
“If you enjoy smiling, being very busy, like working with people, and helping them, you would love this position,” she said, “my day just flies by.”
Rose arrives bright and early every morning to jump-start her day. She preps the office so it’s ready for visiting guests.
“I begin with making sure our front office entry area is nice and tidy,” said Rose, “and cool in the summer months.”
Rose books the daily use of conference rooms at the District Office and keeps a schedule of those meetings for visitors to reference.
“I prepare a schedule of the meetings and email it out to a group of employees at the DO to help direct our visitors to their meetings,” she said.
Her days are always busy. She answers all incoming calls and directs them to the appropriate department.
“We try to keep the flow of the office moving but if you can image,” said Rose, “I love it!”
Rose checks in every visitor into the District Office security system, Raptor. She also keeps track of the lost and found, vending machine refunds, and various other things.
“I keep track of any lost and found items that are turned in to me,” she said, “I assist with vending machine refunds when needed. From time-to-time, I assist with other district projects and events, such as Relay for Life, and the sale of plants and veggies that Norco High Agriculture brings to the district. Then there’s other little to-do’s that come up.”
One of her favorite things about working at CNUSD is working with great people.
“I have met so many wonderful visitors that have come seeking information here at the District Office,” she said, “I have also met many wonderful employees, so many wonderful people working to help create a safe and great learning environment for our students. Building up one student at a time.”
Rose says one of her most memorable experiences was meeting an awesome student at VanderMolen Elementary. This student touched her heart in a special way.
“She would always stop by the front office and say hello,” said Rose, “Such a cute little gal.”
At the end of the day, Rose takes home the satisfaction of doing her best. She hopes a little positivity goes a long way.
“Pay it forward, right?” she said.
On her free time, Rose enjoys reading, walking, photography, and spending time with family and friends.
Rose has eight nieces and nephews ranging from 25 years to 5 years old.
“Shout out to Aaron, Christian, Alyssa, Angelina, Alayna, Abbie, Noah, and Sofia,” she said, “I love them dearly.”
She loves inspirational and funny quotes.
“I absolutely can’t pick a favorite,” said Rose.
A couple of quotes she likes are If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change” and “Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.””
A few words of encouragement from Rose:
To students: “Be the best you, make good choices, and do not compare yourself to anyone else.”
To staff: “Work hard, stay humble, and be kind.”
To the world: “When the world says give up, hope whispers, try it one more time.”