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Humboldt County Office of Education: Classified School Employees of the Year Honored by Board of Education

Classified School Employees of the Year Honored by Board of Education

Classified School Employees of the Year Honored by Board of Education

Left to right: Dr. Chris Hartley, Superintendent of Schools; Loretta Eckenrode, President, Humboldt County Board of Education; Albert Giddis, Six River Charter High; Lu Coelho, McKinleyville High; Gayle McKnight, Scotia Elementary; Aaron Coyle, Dows Prairie Elementary. Not pictured: Linell Walker, South Fortuna Elementary;  Eydi French, Humboldt County Office of Education

On Wednesday, April 10, six employees from throughout Humboldt County received recognition at Humboldt County Office of Education’s Board of Education meeting. Supervisors and colleagues nominated these individuals for their impressive work ethic and outstanding contributions to their teams representing each of the six categories.

  • Aaron Coyle, Support Services and Security from Dow’s Prairie Elementary.
  • Gayle McKnight, Child Nutrition from Scotia Elementary.
  • Linell Walker, Office and Technical at South Fortuna Elementary
  • Lu Coelho, Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities at McKinleyville High School.
  • Eydi French, Transportation from the Humboldt County Office of Education
  • Albert Giddis, Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance from Six Rivers Charter High school.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Chris Harley and Board of Education President, Loretta Eckenrode presented each of the honorees with a certificate of recognition. A reception for family, colleagues and friends followed the awards ceremony.

“From maintenance teams to bus drivers to cafeteria, instructional aides and school secretaries, each person and position plays a critical role in providing a safe, supportive, and enriching learning environment for our students,” Dr. Hartley states. “Congratulations to all these individuals who have been selected to represent our county at the state level as Classified School Employee of the Year and my sincere appreciation to all classified employees throughout our county who work daily to ensure the needs of our children are met.”

Classified School Employees of the Year Program recognizes exemplary school employees who best represent all of California’s classified staff and symbolize the profession’s contributions and commitment to quality education. Classified School Employee Week is May 19-25 and an awards ceremony is scheduled for May 23 in Sacramento.