District Support Staff Earn Kudos
Classified staff earn high marks for their efforts to support students, faculty and administrators.
Nineteen classified employees
from across the district will be recognized by the Wm. S. Hart Union High School
its annual Classified Employees of the Year luncheon Nov. 5 at Robinson Ranch.
The honorees were selected by their colleagues at each site and have already
received engraved awards from the district’s Governing Board.
Honorees include Sam Browning, Academy of the Canyons;
Erica Galicia, Administrative Center; Rachel Villa, Arroyo Seco Junior High;
Carol Kaericher, Bowman High; Donna Hettema, Canyon High; Sherrie Bagaus,
Career Visions; Kathy Eiben, Early College High School; Beth Combs, Golden Oak
Adult School; LeNette Moore, Golden Valley; Mick Canale, Hart High; Joe Mullin,
La Mesa Junior High; Bill Sanders, Placerita Junior High; Patti Johnston,
Rancho Pico Junior High; Patty Tucker, Rio Norte Junior High; Lorie Pecsi,
Saugus High; Elaine Bingham, Sequoia Charter; Laura Shay, Sierra Vista Junior
High; Kim Wilczynski, Valencia; and Mary Walsh, West Ranch.
Classified staff members are non-credentialed employees
who provide everyday support to the district’s students, teachers and
administrators. They include secretaries and clerical staff, maintenance and
custodial staff, computer technicians, campus supervisors, instructional
assistants and more.
“These honorees were selected by their school or
department for their outstanding service, hard work and commitment to the
community, students and staff of our district,” explained Terri Shiner,
director of classified personnel. “Through their invaluable contributions and specialized
services, they provide instructional, technical, and administrative support, as
well as a safe and healthy environment in which to work and learn.”
Framed portraits of this year’s Classified Employee of
the Year honorees will be on display in the district administrative center for