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For questions about Employee of the Month, contact:

Margie Valenzuela
Executive Director

Employee of the Month

About the Process

Any YCOE employee may be nominated (or may nominate themself) as Employee of the Month.

Nomination and selection criteria include significant contributions to the YCOE organization, its staff, students, or the educational community.

Employees nominated under this program shall be reviewed for selection by a committee within YCOE, on a monthly basis.

The award recipient shall receive one
month's parking in the designated parking stall at the Santa Anita administrative building, a certificate of appreciation, and a gift card. Employees not selected in any particular month may be selected and receive this award in a subsequent month, within the fiscal year of nomination.

2023 Employees of the Month
  • March 2023: Alternative Education Paraeducators (Victoria Curry, Joel Garcia, Davina Huerta, Kristen Storz, Reggie Washington)
  • April 2023: Cat Vibert, Administrative Assistant, Educational Services
  • May 2023: Christie Petrali, Senior Payroll/Benefits Technician, Human Resources
2022 Employees of the month
  • January 2022: Bridget Vaughan, Sr. Business Services Technician, External Business Services
  • February 2022: Bianca Solorio, Foster Youth & Homeless Services Outreach Specialist, Student Services
  • March 2022: Gerry Scholl, Substitute Teacher/Substitute Paraeducator
  • May 2022: Human Resource COVID-19 staff (Anabel Figueroa, Bebe Reveles, Iris Tapia-Ramirez, Patti Robles)
  • July 2022: Rosie Vargas, Administrative Secretary, Special Education
  • August 2022: Darin Tidball, Senior Maintenance Technician, and Austin Creamer, Maintenance Technician, Support Operations Services
  • September 2022: Claudia Grimaldi, Accountant, Internal Fiscal Services
  • October 2022: Yvette Seibert, Executive Assistant, Superintendent's Office
  • November 2022: Lisa Munoz-Vasquez, Youth Advocate, Alternative Education
Our Current Employee of the Month

May 2023: Christie Petrali, Senior Payroll/Benefits Technician, Human Resources

Her nomination reads: "Christie is an outstanding employee who has made a positive impact on our team.  She is a hard worker and I have worked with few people over the years that show such an attention to detail.  Christie is the go-to person for payroll and benefits administration not only for our staff but also for other district payroll technicians.  Her willingness to always help others is one to emulate.  Her upbeat attitude and her support for 'One YCOE' is immeasurable."

2021 Employees of the Month
  • April 2021: Chris Stringer, Network Engineer, Information and Technology Services
  • May 2021: Head Start Family Support Services staff (Rose Castaneda, Ana Ceballos, Teresa Jauregui, Cierra Joseph, Andrew Martinez, Julisa Melgoza, and Amelia Rodriguez Abonce)
  • October 2021: Heather Williams, Sarah Jull, Jonathon Monin, Roni Morales, Caitlyn Tsutsui, Greengate School
  • November 2021: Andrea Barajas, Administrative Secretary, Teaching & Learning
  • December 2021: Katya Griffin and Ana Renteria, Greengate School