“Employees Making a Difference” Program Recognizes Outstanding Classified School Employees

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region VII partnered to honor outstanding classified (non-supervisory) education employees in Stanislaus County. Called “Employees Making a Difference,” school districts throughout the county selected their own honorees and forwarded nominations to SCOE.  Twenty-seven outstanding classified staff were honored via a virtual event on January 19, 2022, and seven honorees were selected to represent Stanislaus County in the California Department of Education’s statewide recognition program. The representatives (one from each work-category) announced were:

  • Karl Anderson, Campus Supervisor, Modesto City Schools, Security Services Category
  • Anne Bowers, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Turlock Unified School District, Health & Student Services Category
  • Alexandra Hancock, Instructional Technology Trainer, Modesto City Schools, Technical Services Category
  • Cindy Perez, Staff Secretary IV, Modesto City Schools, Clerical & Administrative Services Category
  • Humberto Rodriguez, Head Custodian, Turlock Unified School District, Custodial & Maintenance Services Category
  • Yuphaa Rolicheck, Food Service Worker II, Newman-Crows Landing Unified School District, Food & Nutrition Services Category
  • Salome Trujillo, ELL Resource Assistant, Riverbank Unified School District, Paraprofessional Category

Also during the virtual event, Salome Trujillo from Mesa Verde Elementary School, in Riverbank, received the annual Jane Johnston Civility Award for exemplifying the principles of civility both at work and in her personal life. 

“Teachers, principals, & superintendents know that the success or failure of any school or district office depends on the competency, passion and hard work of a talented support staff,” said Scott Kuykendall, Stanislaus County Superintendent of Schools. “When I was first hired as an assistant principal, I was told by a veteran principal, ‘There are two people in the district who can make or break you.  It is not the superintendent or the board president.  It is your secretary and custodian. Take care of them and you’ll be a success.’ That was not only true, but one of the best pieces of advice I ever received.” 

A video presentation honoring the employees is online: https://www.stancoe.org/go/EMAD

Stanislaus County Classified Staff Recognized for “Making a Difference:

Veronique

Alexander

Stanislaus County Office of Education

Ashley

Alldredge

Patterson Joint Unified School District

Karl

Anderson

Modesto City Schools

Dawn

Blandino

Oakdale Joint Unified School District

Anne

Bowers

Turlock Unified School District

Jose

Diaz

Ceres Unified School District

Inez

Ferro

Patterson Joint Unified School District

Judy

Figgins

Stanislaus Union School District

James

Flippen

Turlock Unified School District

Alma

Garcia

Ceres Unified School District

Alexandra

Hancock

Modesto City Schools

Meg

Harter

Modesto City Schools

Dustin

Layne

Ceres Unified School District

Michelle

Lee

Sylvan Union School District

Juan

Lopez

Salida Union School District

Carrie

Munroe

Sylvan Union School District

Cindy

Perez

Modesto City Schools

Tiffany

Richison

Oakdale Joint Unified School District

Humberto

Rodriguez

Turlock Unified School District

Yuphaa

Rolicheck

Newman Crows Landing USD

Norberto

Saldivar

Waterford Unified School District

Sheri

Singer

Empire Union School District

Jodi

Smith

Hughson Unified School District

Nancy

Souza

Chatom Union School District

Salome

Trujillo

Riverbank Unified School District

Fernanda

Valadao

Denair Unified School District

Debbie

Wiggins

Hickman Community Charter District

 

 

 

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Wednesday, January 26, 2022