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PRJUSD to recognize ‘Employees of the Year’ 

From The Vine, Apr. 20 issue

—The Employee of the Year Reception will be held on Tues., May 1, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Pear Valley Winery. The event is open to anyone who would like to come out and support their fellow colleagues or friends. At the Employee of the Year Reception, we will be recognizing all of the site winners for certificated and classified employees. We will also be honoring the top three finalists for managers, rookies, and substitutes. From the names listed below, we will announce the district Certificated Employee of the Year, Classified Employee of the Year, Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Substitute of the Year.

Congratulations to all of our district finalists:

Certificated Employee of the Year

  • Deb Baca – Winifred Pifer Elementary (5th Grade Teacher)
  • Laurie Dawley – The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck (1st Grade Teacher)
  • Susan Delgado – Georgia Brown Elementary (2nd/3rd Grade Combo Teacher)
  • Jon-Paul Ewing – Paso Robles High School (Science Teacher)
  • Megan Healy – Lewis Middle School (Counselor)
  • John Hutchings – Flamson Middle School (Science Teacher)
  • Tina Lessi – Liberty High School (Counselor)
  • Holly Moore – Pat Butler Elementary (5th Grade Teacher)
  • Michelle Rodriguez – Virginia Peterson Elementary (5th Grade Teacher)
  • Jessica Shaffer – Kermit King Elementary (Kindergarten Teacher)


Classified Employees of the Year

  • Jon Asadoor – Food Services
  • Tracy Cagliero – Georgia Brown Elementary (Library Technician)
  • Anthony Cunningham – Liberty High School (Campus Assistant)
  • Keri Folks – District Office (PRYDE Secretary)
  • Dawn Hawley – Virginia Peterson Elementary (Secretary)
  • Dana Holt – Paso Robles High School (Discipline Clerk)
  • Jose Jauregui – Support Services (Bus Driver)
  • Arnold Kalvans – District Annex (Information Technology Technician)
  • Betsy King – Winifred Pifer Elementary (Paraeducator)
  • Kathryn McClure – The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck (Paraeducator)
  • Jennifer Miller – Lewis Middle School (Paraeducator)
  • Daniel Price – Kermit King Elementary (Paraeducator)
  • Cheri Sheldon – Pat Butler Elementary (Paraeducator)


Manager of the Year Finalists

  • Jennifer Clayton – Paso Robles High School (Guidance Counselor Specialist)
  • Nate Maas – Liberty High School/Independence High School (Principal)
  • Carol Stoner – Winifred Pifer Elementary (Principal)


Rookie of the Year Finalists

  • Sabrina Hamilton – Flamson Middle School (English Language Development Teacher)
  • Bethany Hicks – The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck (Special Education Teacher)
  • Eusebio Martinez – Georgia Brown Elementary (Guidance Specialist)


Substitute of the Year Finalists

  • Stephanie Huerta – Pat Butler Elementary (Substitute Teacher)
  • Heather Loughmiller – Virginia Peterson Elementary (Substitute Teacher)
  • Michelle Rogers – The Arts Academy at Bauer Speck (Substitute Teacher)



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