Classified School Employees of the Year Honored
Established in 2008 by the California Department of Education, the Classified School Employees of the Year program highlights the contributions of employees who have performed exceptionally in support of public school students, from preschool through grade 12.
This year, ten classified school employees, representing all Western Nevada County school districts, were honored at a special breakfast hosted at the historic Stone House in Nevada City.
County Superintendent of Schools Scott W. Lay and School District Superintendents express their heartfelt appreciation for the dedicated work that classified employees perform behind the scenes and in the classroom for the betterment of Nevada County students. The following school employees were honored with this special recognition for school year 2018-19:
Office & Technical
Tammy Shurte – Nevada Union High School, Nevada Joint Union High School District, as well as Countywide Employee of the Year
Laura Pare – Chicago Park School, Chicago Park School District
Francie Campbell – Magnolia Intermediate, Pleasant Ridge Union School District
Sara Douglas – Williams Ranch, Penn Valley Union School District
Bonnie Marques – Grizzly Hill School and Twin Ridges School District
Debbie Valladao – Union Hill School District
Para-Educator & Instructional Assistance
Elizabeth Collins – Bell Hill Academy, Grass Valley School District, as well as Countywide Employee of the Year
Kim Gilliland – Clear Creek School, Clear Creek School District
Yolanda Williges – Deer Creek School, Nevada City School District
Maintenance, Operations and Facilities
Similoni Filikitonga – Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, as well as Countywide Employee of the Year
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