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The EGUSD Board of Education Meeting Looks Forward to Inviting Theses Outstanding Team Members to a Future Board Meeting for Formal In Person Recognition

ELK GROVE, Calif. – June 15, 2021 – The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) commends eleven outstanding employees as the District’s 2020-2021 Employees of the Year. These individuals will be recognized and honored in person at a future EGUSD Board of Education meeting which will include the Employee of the Year Reception held that same evening in the Boardroom. Each employee was nominated and selected by their affiliated members as exemplary individuals in education helping to prepare every student to become college, career and life ready graduates.

The 2020-21 Employees of the Year for the Elk Grove Unified School District are:

Category

Name

Job title

Site / Department

Employee of the Year PSWA
Psychologists’ And Social Workers’ Association

Theresa Gannon

School Psychologist

Preschool Assessment Center/PALSS Program

Employee of the Year
AFSCME
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Mary Jo Goes

Food & Nutrition Services Packing Lead

Food & Nutrition Services

Employee of the Year
ATU
Amalgamated Transit Union

Jesse Valenzuela

Bus Driver Instructor

Transportation

Employee of the Year
CSEA
California School Employees Association

Kari Ballez

Paraeducator, SE, Moderate/Severe

Elk Grove Elementary School

Employees of the Year
EGTEAMS
Elk Grove Team for Education/Administrative Management and Support

Zachary Moritz

High School Secretary

Monterey Trail High School

Employees of the Year
EGTEAMS
Elk Grove Team for Education/Administrative Management and Support

Ginger Ornelas

Personnel Analyst

Human Resources

Employees of the Year
EGTEAMS
Elk Grove Team for Education/Administrative Management and Support

Tami Elmatari

Coordinator – Health Services

Student Support & Health Services

Employee of the Year
NUHW
National United Health Workers

Karamjit (Karm) Kalkat

Mental Health Therapist

Student Support & Health Services

Teachers of the Year
EGEA
Elk Grove Education Association

Tammy Null

6th Grade Teacher

Florence Markofer Elementary School

Teachers of the Year
EGEA
Elk Grove Education Association

Amy Rasin

9/12 Teacher, Social Science

Cosumnes Oaks High School

Educator of the Year
EGEA
Elk Grove Education Association

Jo Ellen Kauble

School Nurse

Student Support & Health Services

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

For more information about the Elk Grove Unified School District, please visit www.egusd.net and follow us @ElkGroveUnified on FacebookTwitterInstagramLinkedIn and Eventbrite.

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