2018 Classified School Employees Of The Year Winners Announced

The names of the 2018 Classified School Employees of the Year have been announced.

Winners are honored from six different categories:

Child Nutrition:
Chris Flores, Lead Cafeteria Assistant, Oakdale High School, Oakdale Joint Unified School District, Oakdale, Stanislaus County. (Three years in current position).

Maintenance, Operations and Facilities:
Richard Carreon, Lead Custodian, Nordhoff High School, Ojai Unified School District, Ojai, Ventura County. (21 years in current position).

Office and Technical Support:
Donna Silva, Sr. Clerical Asst./Registrar – Student Data, Del Oro High School, Placer Union High School District, Loomis, Placer County. (23 years in current position).

Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance:
Lily Madrigal, Para-Educator and Prop 10 Coordinator, Hughson Elementary School, Hughson Unified School District, Hughson, Stanislaus County. (Five years in current position).

Support Services and Security:
Rosemary Batista, Health Clerk, Valle Vista School, Central School District, Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino County. (22 years in current position).

Loyjean Estrada, Bus Driver, Downey Unified School District, Downey, Los Angeles County. (13 years in current position).

“In light of recent events, school climate and a nurturing environment for students are more important than ever. These outstanding employees play critical roles in creating that environment,” said State Superintendent Tom Torlakson. “They are dedicated and strive for excellence. It’s the same whether they’re serving healthy meals, driving the school bus, keeping a campus safe, or checking transcripts to make sure students are on pace to graduate. I applaud their fantastic work in helping students realize their full potential.”

The winners will be honored by Torlakson at a luncheon in Sacramento on May 24.

Read more about the Classified School Employees of the Year here.



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