Humboldt County Office of Education: Past Winners | Classified School Employees of the Year

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Past Winners

The Classified Employees of the Year program began in 2019. Currently there are nine categories, but there is not necessarily a winner from Humboldt County in every category every year. Below are the previous winners with their school and category. 


  • Don Andrews, Morris School (Health and Student Services)
  • Dean Cherry, HCOE (Transportation Services)
  • Cinthya Greene, Morris School (Food and Nutrition Services)
  • Jacquee Hagans, Eureka City Schools (Clerical and Administrative Services)
  • Jim Hogan, Arcata High School (Custodial and Maintenance Services)
  • Moe Holt, Redwood Prep Charter School (Paraprofessional)
  • Noe Vazquez, Fortuna Union High School (Security Services)
  • Jeff Weber, Southern Humboldt Unified School District (Technical Services)


  • Ric Nelson, HCOE (Health and Student Services)
  • Kathaleen O’Bosky, Trinidad School (Technical Services)
  • Patricia Rose, Northern Humboldt Union High School District (Paraprofessional)
  • John St. Marie, Fieldbrook School (Custodial and Maintenance Services)
  • Trudi Walsh, Scotia School (Clerical and Administrative Services)
  • Greg Willett, HCOE (Transportation Services)


  • Michelle Camilli, Arcata High School (Clerical and Administrative Services)
  • Vera Daigle, Walker Elementary (Paraprofessional)
  • Derek DenOuden, Fortuna Union High School District (Technical Services)
  • Laurie Dutra, Eureka City Schools (Food and Nutrition Services)
  • Laura Shoemaker, HCOE (Transportation Services)


  • Samantha Broadstock, Academy of the Redwoods (Office & Technical)
  • Terri Dillingham, Cuddeback (Child Nutrition)
  • Pang Lo, Alice Birney (Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance)
  • Michael McReynolds, Eureka High (Maintenance, Operations & Facilities)
  • Michael Youssef, HCOE (Support Services and Security)


  • Lu Coelho, McKinleyville High (Maintenance, Operations & Facilities)
  • Aaron Coyle, Dow’s Prairie (Support Services and Security)
  • Eydi French, HCOE (Transportation)
  • Albert Giddis, Six Rivers Charter (Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance)
  • Gayle McKnight, Scotia (Child Nutrition)
  • Linell Walker, South Fortuna (Office & Technical)