Monday, May 16, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY: San Diego Unified To Honor Classified Employees of the Year

MEDIA ADVISORY from the San Diego Unified School District, May 16, 2016


San Diego Unified to Honor Classified Employees of the Year

WHAT: California recognizes the important contributions of classified school employees by naming the third full week of May "Classified School Employee Week" to honor these contributions. Classified school employees play crucial roles in education. From transporting and feeding students to teaching them vital skills and ensuring that schools are operating smoothly, classified employees are integral to public education. The San Diego Unified Classified Employee event honors the district's 2016 Classified Employee of the Year. The runner-up and more than 100 classified employees from individual schools and departments will also be recognized.

WHEN: May 17, 2016
4:15 to 5 p.m. Reception
5 to 6:30 p.m. Classified Employees Special Board of Education Celebration

WHERE: Kearny High School, 1954 Komet Way, 92111

ATTENDEES INCLUDE: Superintendent Cindy Marten, Board of Education members, district leadership, school administrators, families and friends of classified employees being recognized, and student performers from Hoover High School.

VISUALS: The district Classified Employee of the Year being honored with a video tribute, runner-up receiving special recognition and site classified employees of the year being recognized. Attendance is usually 200-250 people. Hoover High School singers are performing during the ceremony. Culinary students from Morse and San Diego high schools are prepping and serving food during the reception. Hoover High School orchestra is providing the music.

DETAILS: This year's Classified Employee of Year is Janice Roy, a health technician at Sequoia Elementary School in Clairemont. Janice is a conscientious employee who goes above and beyond the scope of her responsibilities. She is a very caring individual who works well with Sequoia Elementary families. All the children at the school know her name and she greets everyone with a smile when they come to see her in the nurse’s office.
She has been an active member of the Sequoia Elementary school community ever since her children attended the school more than 20 years ago. She has served on the PTA as a board member and has held several different offices, including PTA President.

In addition to the ceremony, there is a reception before the special Board of Education meeting, starting at 4:15 p.m. Students from San Diego Unified's award-winning culinary arts programs at Morse and San Diego high schools will be prepping and serving appetizers and desserts. The chamber orchestra from Hoover High School is providing the music.

SPONSORS: AXA Advisors – San Diego, Mission Federal Credit Union, California Coast Credit Union, The Standard, California Schools VEBA, and VALIC.

CONTACT: Jennifer Rodriguez | Communications | | 619-847-6029