Tuesday, May 20, 2014

NEWS RELEASE-- San Diego Unified Honors Top Classified Employees

NEWS RELEASE from the San Diego Unified School District, May 20, 2014


SAN DIEGO -- A special education assistant from Bay Park Elementary School is San Diego Unified School District's Classified Employee of the Year, with runners-up working at Madison High and Marston Middle schools in Clairemont.

Pauline Burt, who's been a part of the Bay Park community for nearly 30 years, is the 2014 Classified Employee of the Year, representing more than 5,000 San Diego Unified employees who don't have a teaching credential, such as custodians, school secretaries and Burt's position, special education assistants.

All classified employees will be honored at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. today, May 20, at Marston Middle School, 3799 Clairemont Dr. (92117). The ceremony will be hosted by district Chief of Staff Staci Monreal, stepping in for Superintendent Cindy Marten, who is at the White House accepting an arts grant on behalf of the district.

The 5:30 p.m. meeting will be preceded by a reception catered by food catered by our College, Career and Technical Education Culinary Arts programs.

This special Board of Education meeting will allow honorees, guests, board members, principals, managers, supervisors and the district leadership team to celebrate and honor our classified employees and socialize in a casual setting. This festive celebration recognizes the outstanding work of our classified employees and will feature student music performances and video recording and photography by our Broadcast and Event Marketing students.

The event is free and open to the public.

Runners up are Cynthia McIntyre, a special education assistant at Marston Middle School, and Roana "Penny" Clark, a Dropout Prevention Program mentor at Madison High School.

San Diego Unified annually honors excellence by both its classified and certificated employees.

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Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

NOTE TO REPORTERS AND EDITORS: Photos of the employees are available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/91297266@N04/sets/72157644350505497/
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