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2019 Classified Employees of the Year Honored by River Cats

Fans Cheer for School Employees at May 13 Game

Baseball fans at Raley Field cheered last night as the Sacramento River Cats paid tribute to district Classified Employees of the Year 2019 in a pre-game ceremony. Scott Burton, representing the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), and Laura Walker, representing Twin Rivers USD, each threw a ceremonial pitch. Twelve district and county office of education staff competed in the county competition this year with six employees from the county advancing to the state competition.

After the on-field ceremony, Intel Corporation Folsom and Schools Financial Credit Union hosted the honorees and their guests to a reception and refreshments. Tim Herrera, SCOE Communications Director, and Holly Brown, Schools Financial Credit Union Membership Development Specialist, congratulated the honorees.

Classified School Employees Nominated by Local Districts

Natomas Unified School District

  • Linda Benuto, Human Resources Technician

Sacramento County Office of Education

  • Scott Burton, Senior General Services Worker

San Juan Unified School District

  • Lisa Blen, Instructional Assistant, Bilingual Spanish
  • Diane Douglas, High School Secretary
  • Dolly Livingston, School Bus Driver

Twin Rivers Unified School District

  • Louie Cervantez, Head Custodian
  • Gloria Flemons, Health Services Assistant
  • Crystal Rivas, Nutrition Services Team Leader
  • Dua Vue, School Bus Driver
  • Laura Walker, Benefit Plans Technician
  • Cheryl Washino, Para-educator

Sacramento County Classified Employees of the Year Program

The Sacramento County Classified Employees of the Year program is coordinated annually by SCOE to acknowledge and promote the efforts of all the outstanding classified (non-certificated, non-management) education staff in the county. Those who are recognized for this honor are selected for exemplary performance that contributes significantly to the success of school district programs, services, and special projects.

Partners and Sponsors

Partners supporting the Sacramento County Classified School Employees of the Year Program this year include Intel Corporation Folsom, Schools Financial Credit Union, the Sacramento Republic FC, and the Sacramento River Cats.


Classified education employees being recognized on-field

Classified school employees nominated by local districts to compete in the County Classified Employees of the Year program were recognized on-field by the Sacramento River Cats.

Scott Burton and Laura Walker posing with River Cats catcher

Scott Burton and Laura Walker each threw a ceremonial pitch before the start of the game.

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