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SCOE Classified Employee of the Year Program


Primary Contact​​

Charlene VanAllen, Communications Manager
(916) 228-2416

Classified (non-certificated) 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 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.


E-mail or phone Charlene VanAllen, Communications Manager (ext. 2416), to nominate an employee to compete for SCOE Classified Employee of the year. Nominations usually take place in the month of January.

Note: contact your local school district to ask about nominating a non-SCOE employee to compete at the district level.

Past SCOE Classified Employees of the Year​

Historical listing of the classified staff members selected as SCOE Classified Employee of the Year.​

Year SCOE Classified Employee of the Year​​ Photo
[News Article]​​
  • Darlene Furtado (Special Education Technician/WorkAbility Program)
Darlene Furtado
[News Article]​​
  • Natalya Edwards (Placer Re-Entry Program–Auburn)
Natalya Edwards
[News Article]​
Kelly Bernier-Mun


[News Article]
  • Julie Evans (Payroll)
Julie Evans


Beth Flory


  • Alan Griffin (Facilities Services)
Alan Griffin


  • Cathie Young (Community Schools)
Cathy Young


  • Carri Werve (Special Education)
Carri Werve


  • Deborah Muller (Transportation)


  • Alvin Abe (Facilities)


  • Debbie Calvello (Special Education)


  • Sheila Andrews (Special Education)


  • Diane Larez (Personnel)


  • Jim Welliver (Special Education)


  • Emory "Mac" McElresh (Business Services/Facilities)


  • Cindy Burke (Prevention)

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Last Modified: 1/9/2019 7:52 AM

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