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Each week, an MBUSD staff member is highlighted in our Superintendent's Newsletter for their passion and dedication to our District. Here are our latest spotlights: 
Staff Spotlight: Audita Esquiaqui

This week our staff spotlight features Audita Esquiaqui. She started working in January 1997 as a Food Service Assistant at Mira Costa and soon after continued in this position at MBMS, where she still works today. In her current role, she takes on various responsibilities, including meal preparation, food packaging, and cashier. 

Audita says she is known for her specialty in making delectable salads for MBMS and Mira Costa, particularly the Chinese Chicken Salad served on Mondays. When Audita applied to work at MBUSD, she was attracted to the early morning schedule, allowing her to spend quality time with her children when they were younger. When asked what her favorite part of her job is she enthusiastically expresses, “Everything, but the most being with the students and talking to them. It makes me happy when they appreciate  how delicious the food is.”

One of Audita’s proudest accomplishments was when she received the honor of being named the District Food and Nutrition Services Employee of the Year in 2017. “It was so great to be recognized for my hard work and dedication.”

Audita says MBUSD fosters an environment where staff members can grow as individuals and professionals. A place where employees can do great things. In her free time, she is a happy grandma of two grandchildren and enjoys swimming with them!


Check out our other staff spotlights below!