California Classified Employee of the Year Program


2017 Classified Employees of the Year

Six outstanding classified employees will be honored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for their dedication to California’s public school students. Five of the employees are CSEA members: Karen Allison, Norman Dobrofsky, Bridget Sabin, Angie Porter and Andrei Rayas.

The California Classified Employee of the Year Program highlights the efforts of classified employees who contribute to a positive school environment, and have gone above and beyond what was expected of them.

The California Department of Education presented this award for the first time in 2008. Award winners serving students from pre-school through grade 12 were chosen from each of the following categories:

  • Child Nutrition
  • Maintenance and Operations
  • Transportation
  • Paraeducator
  • Office and Technical Services
  • Support Services and Security

More information is available online from the California Department of Education. CSEA is proud to be one of the California Classified Employee of the Year Program's co-sponsors.

To find out if your county is actively participating in the program, contact your superintendent's office or county office of education.



Awards News


2017 Life Membership and Honor Roll

Conference Delegates posthumously bestowed Life Membership to former Association Secretary and Area C Director Donna D’Arcy. Four CSEA retirees were also added to CSEA's Honor Roll: Roxie Allen, Jeanne Foster, Arlina Montez and Rowena Smith.

2017 Activist of the Year

Peggy Wray, of Lakeside Chapter 240, was named the 2017 Richard C. Bartlett Activist of the Year.

2017 Humanitarian of the Year

Delia Alvarado from Retiree Council 5008 was named the 2017 William P. Schwartz Humanitarian of the Year.

CSEA member wins RISE Award

Paul Rasso, an office equipment technician for Colton schools and member of Colton Chapter 244, was honored in Washington D.C. as one of the 2017 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) Award winners.

2017 Members of the Year

CSEA congratulates its 2017 Members of the Year: Lisa Montelli, Kim Richins, Sue Studer, Maria Tapia and Ron Walker.

2017 Classified School Employees of the Year

Six outstanding classified employees were honored by the California Department of Education for their dedication to our public school students. Five of the employees are CSEA members.

2017 Communication Awards

A total of 117 entries were received from 33 chapters and one retiree council. The CSEA Communications Committee commends all who entered the competition.