SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced the selection of six outstanding classified school employees in recognition of their many contributions to schools and students.
“Classified employees are a vital part of the success of our education system,” said Torlakson. “They are on the job every day to ensure our students get to school on time, receive nutritious meals, and are able to learn in a clean, safe, and well-ordered environment. They are instrumental in helping to build and strengthen an overall positive school climate and culture. To them and their enduring spirit, I offer my congratulations and respect.”
The annual program recognizes six outstanding classified school employees, each representing one of the following categories: Child Nutrition; Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities; Office and Technical Support; Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance; Support Services and Security; and Transportation. This years recipients were chosen from among 101 nominees.
The 2015 Classified School Employees of the Year, who will be honored by Torlakson at a luncheon held May 18 in Sacramento, are: (The information contained in the following biographical sketches was excerpted from their nomination forms.)
Child Nutrition: Raul Torres, Cafeteria Manager, Glick Middle School, Empire Union School District, Modesto,