Pictured left to right: Debbie Sturgill, NCSD; Maria Garcia, CPSD; Bob DeHart, CCSD; Dorothy Stock, UHSD; Karrie Misley, NJUHSD; Claudia Aguirre, Bitney Charter; Lauri Diel, PVUSD; Vivian McKnight, PRSD; Brian Dell, GVSD; not pictured, Debbie Gomez, TRESD.

May 25, 2017 – Each year the California Department of Education promotes a program to honor classified employees that culminates during Classified School Employee Week, May 21-27, 2017. This year nine Nevada County school districts and Nevada County Superintendent of Schools each chose a Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY). These fine people represent the contributions of classified school employees who support the education of California’s public school students in preschool through grade twelve. The goal of the program is to identify exemplary classified school employees in the categories of: Child Nutrition; Maintenance, Operations, & Facilities; Office & Technical; Para-educator & Instructional Assistance; Support Services & Security; and, Transportation. Each person selected goes above and beyond the call of duty; many are life-long learners in order to better serve the school population.

Through a panel of judges the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools office is allowed to send one person from each category to the State level as a county-wide Employee of the Year, to be considered as a California State Classified Employee of the Year. Nevada County’s Countywide Classified Employees of the Year are Debbie Sturgill– Para-educator & Instructional Assistance; Robert “Bob” DeHart – Maintenance, Operations & Facilities; and Karrie Misley – Office & Technical.

County Superintendent of Schools Holly Hermansen 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 2016-17:

Office & Technical

  • Karrie Misley ~ Nevada Union High School, NJUHSD

    • Also Countywide Employee of the Year

  • Vivian McKnight ~ Magnolia Intermediate, PRESD

  • Lauri Diel ~ Williams Ranch School, PVUSD

  • Claudia Aguirre – Bitney Prep High School Charter/NCSOS

Para-Educator & Instructional Assistance

  • Debbie Sturgill ~ Deer Creek School, NCSD

    • Also Countywide Employee of the Year

  • Maria Garcia ~ Chicago Park School, CPSD

  • Brian Dell ~ Margaret G. Scotten School, GVSD

  • Dorothy Stock ~ Union Hill Elementary School, UHSD

Maintenance, Operations and Facilities

  • Robert “Bob” DeHart ~ Clear Creek School, CCSD

    • Also Countywide Employee of the Year

Child Nutrition

  • Debbie Gomez ~ TRESD