Charlene VanAllen, Communications Manager
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 six categories, including:
- Child Nutrition
- Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities
- Paraprofessional Educator/Instructional Assistance
- Support Services and Security
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.
Cari Wernicke (Juvenile Court School)
Darlene Furtado (Special Education Technician/WorkAbility Program)
- Natalya Edwards (Placer Re-Entry Program–Auburn)
Alan Griffin (Facilities Services)
Cathie Young (Community Schools)
Carri Werve (Special Education)
Deborah Muller (Transportation)
Debbie Calvello (Special Education)
Sheila Andrews (Special Education)
Jim Welliver (Special Education)
Emory "Mac" McElresh (Business Services/Facilities)
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