IMG_5453Congressman Ruben Gallego presented the family of late M.C. Cash principal Lisa Sandomir with formal comments made during the first session of the 117th Congress, House of Representatives proceedings.

In November 2021, Congressman Gallego spoke on the House floor of the tragic loss of Ms. Sandomir and delivered the following comments as part of the official Congressional Record.

“Madam Speaker, I rise today to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Lisa Sandomir. Ms. Sandomir was a longtime Phoenix-area educator and principal of Maurice C. Cash Elementary School for the past 16 years. She passed away tragically last week as the result of a car accident. Ms. Sanomir was beloved by students, parents, and fellow teachers. During her time as principal, M.C. Cash was named an A+ School of Excellence and she was awarded the prestigious Rodel Exemplary Principal award for her leadership. Ms. Sandomir believed in creating a positive environment where every student was given the opportunity to succeed and often reminded her students to never stop believing in themselves just as she never stopped believing in them. My thoughts are with Ms. Sandomir’s family, the students and staff of M.C. Cash Elementary School, and the entire Laveen community during this difficult time. Although Ms. Sandomir will be greatly missed, her legacy will be carried on through the thousands of students whose lives she touched.”

The congressman presented these framed comments to Ms. Sandomir’s brother, Mark, who then spoke about his sister to a small group of M.C. Cash staff members and district leaders. Mr. Sandomir acknowledged the M.C. Cash Community as being Ms. Sandomir’s first family and gifted the Congressional Record to the school for display.