SCOE Classified Employee of the Year Program

Classified (non-certificated, non-management) employees are vital staff members who play key roles in creating a school environment that promotes student achievement, safety, and health. The professionals nominated for this prestigious honor are recognized for their ongoing and exemplary performance of responsibilities contributing significantly to the success of SCOE programs, services, or special projects.

The award is presented to SCOE classified staff in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional job performance and distinguished contributions to the SCOE community. The program pays tribute to the efforts of SCOE's outstanding classified employees. Employees may be nominated in one of six categories, including:

  • Child Nutrition
  • Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities
  • Office/Technical
  • Paraprofessional Educator/Instructional Assistance
  • Support Services and Security
  • Transportation

Since 2008, SCOE's Classified Employee of the Year has joined those selected by local districts to compete at the county level. Winners of the county competition advance to the California Department of Education (CDE) Classified School Employee of the Year competition. CDE recognizes exemplary classified employees statewide who best represent California and symbolize contributions and commitment to education.

Nominations

SCOE staff may contact the Communications Office (ext. 2416) to nominate an employee to compete for SCOE Classified Employee of the year. A call for nominations usually takes place in January. To nominate a non-SCOE employee to compete at the district level, contact your local school district.