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For questions about Employee of the Month, contact:

Margie Valenzuela
Executive Director

Employee of the Month

About the Process

Any YCOE employee may be nominated (or may nominate themself) as Employee of the Month.

Nomination and selection criteria include significant contributions to the YCOE organization, its staff, students, or the educational community.

Employees nominated under this program shall be reviewed for selection by a committee within YCOE, on a monthly basis.

The award recipient shall receive one
month's parking in the designated parking stall at the Santa Anita administrative building, a certificate of appreciation, and a gift card. Employees not selected in any particular month may be selected and receive this award in a subsequent month, within the fiscal year of nomination.

2022 Employees of the month
  • January 2022: Bridget Vaughan, Sr. Business Services Technician, External Business Services
  • February 2022: Bianca Solorio, Foster Youth & Homeless Services Outreach Specialist, Student Services
  • March 2022: Gerry Scholl, Substitute Teacher/Substitute Paraeducator
  • May 2022: Human Resource COVID-19 staff (Anabel Figueroa, Bebe Reveles, Iris Tapia-Ramirez, Patti Robles)
  • July 2022: Rosie Vargas, Administrative Secretary, Special Education
  • August 2022: Darin Tidball, Senior Maintenance Technician, and Austin Creamer, Maintenance Technician, Support Operations Services
  • September 2022: Claudia Grimaldi, Accountant, Internal Fiscal Services
  • October 2022: Yvette Seibert, Executive Assistant, Superintendent's Office
  • November 2022: Lisa Munoz-Vasquez, Youth Advocate, Alternative Education
Our Current Employee of the Month

November 2022: Lisa Munoz-Vasquez, Youth Advocate, Alternative Education

Her nomination reads: "Lisa started with Cesar Chavez Community School in August. During that short time, others have been impressed with her passion to serve our youth. She has been instrumental in increasing attendance at our school and has already developed strong relationships with staff and students. Lisa always has a smile on her face and is always ready to support our students and advocate for them when needed. Lisa is not afraid to share her thoughts to ensure that as a team, we do what is best for our students. Lisa has also helped increase parent engagement through constant contact with them. She is always ready to go above and beyond. She has been an amazing addition to our team."

2021 Employees of the Month
  • April 2021: Chris Stringer, Network Engineer, Information and Technology Services
  • May 2021: Head Start Family Support Services staff (Rose Castaneda, Ana Ceballos, Teresa Jauregui, Cierra Joseph, Andrew Martinez, Julisa Melgoza, and Amelia Rodriguez Abonce)
  • October 2021: Heather Williams, Sarah Jull, Jonathon Monin, Roni Morales, Caitlyn Tsutsui, Greengate School
  • November 2021: Andrea Barajas, Administrative Secretary, Teaching & Learning
  • December 2021: Katya Griffin and Ana Renteria, Greengate School