From child care and maintenance to food and nutrition services, eight school employees were announced as San Joaquin County Employee of the Year recipients by the San Joaquin County Office of Education. San Joaquín.
The eight winners will be honored June 9 at the San Joaquin County Classified Employee and Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration Dinner, where the 2021-22 Teacher of the Year will be announced.
“Recipients will be recognized for their outstanding commitment and dedication to education and to the students of San Joaquin County. The 2022 Teacher of the Year will be announced at the dinner,” the San Joaquin County Office of Education said in a news release.
The eight winners, nominated by their colleagues, were announced at the end of March. The finalists for Teacher of the Year were at the end of April.
The Ranked Schools Employee of the Year nominees are evaluated based on job performance, school and community involvement, leadership and commitment, and local support and improvement.
The Ranked School Employee of the Year winners and the Teacher of the Year winner are county nominees for the California Department of Education recognition program.
Ranked School Employee of the Year winners and Teacher of the Year runners-up will each receive $400 from the Premier Community Credit Union, and the 2021-22 Teacher of the Year will receive a $1,000 award. $.
Ranked School Employee of the Year Winners
Kelly CabralClerk I, Office and Administrative Services, Tom Hawkins Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary School District: Cabral has served in the position for six years.
“Most people would quit showing up to work if they had to tell one more parent why their child can’t go to school for 10 days. But Kelly stuck to the task and has been a guide to the light at the end of the tunnel for a very long road,” Tom Hawkins Elementary School teacher Scott Andrews said in his letter of appointment.
Arthur MedinaMaintenance Manager, Custodial and Maintenance Services, Lincoln Unified School District: Medina has held the position for 5 1/2 years.
Rachelle MetcalfeNutrition Services Manager, Food and Nutrition Services, Lathrop Elementary School, Manteca Unified School District: Metcalfe has held this position for over 16 years.
Hector CalderonIntervention and Prevention Specialist, Health and Student Services, one.Program, San Joaquin County Office of Education: Calderon has held the position since 2012.
Mary GomezSpecial Education and Paraprofessional, Waterloo Middle School, Linden Unified School District: Gomez has held the position for eight years.
Maria “Lilia” Martinez DeArredondoSchool Site Assistant, Security Services, Great Valley Elementary School, Manteca Unified School District: Martinez DeArredondo has held the position for more than nine years.
Debra YanezWork Order Technician/Dispatcher, Skilled Trades, Stockton Unified School District: Yanez has held the position for over seven years.
cat tricksTechnology Coordinator, Technical Services, Banta Unified School District: Towers has over 27 years of experience in this role.
Finalists for Teacher of the Year include:
- Staci DiazEl Portal College, Escalon Unified School District
- Tammy HurstAltamont Elementary School, Lammersville Unified School District
- Gary PeaseJefferson School, Jefferson Elementary School District
- Annie ThompsonRipona Elementary School, Ripon Unified School District
- Robert WinterhalterLodi High School, Lodi Unified School District