Humboldt County Office of Education: Classified Employees of the Year Awards

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A component of the California School Recognition Program (CSRP), the Classified School Employees of the Year (CSEY) Program highlights contributions of classified school employees who support the education of California’s more than six million public school students from preschool through grade twelve.

The CSEY Program pays tribute to the tireless efforts of our state’s outstanding classified school employees. From school bus drivers to cafeteria workers to instructional aides, these employees are the unsung heroes who play key roles in creating a school environment that contributes to the whole child by promoting student achievement, safety, and health.

To be eligible for the CSEY Program, applicants must:

  • Be a current classified school employee of a California public school (preschool through grade twelve), including charter schools, school districts, and county offices of education.
  • Be named as a finalist in their local county competition.
  • Be a rank and file employee, not in a management or supervisory position.
  • Have a minimum of five years of service in nomination category, with no minimum full-time equivalent.

2024 Honorees

The 2024 Classified Employees of the Year

Left to right: Michael Davies-Hughes, Humboldt County Superintendent of Schools; Francisco Aguirre, Maintenance, Ambrosini School; Emily Reinhart, Technical Services, HCOE; Cherie Circe, Clerical, Kneeland School; Valorie Heidger, Paraprofessional, Grant Elementary; Amy Black, Transportation, Northern Humboldt High School District; Amy Kinser Hansen, Nutrition Services, Sunny Brae Middle School.