Local finalists for classified awards
04/18/2014 - The Sonoma County finalists for the statewide Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program were announced this week at a reception held at the Sonoma County Office of Education. These school employees were nominated by their districts for the important roles they play in creating and maintaining positive school environments for the students of Sonoma County. They received extensive praise from supervisors and colleagues. Pictured, left to right, are:
Fran Oliver | Office Manager | Forestville School
- “Working with Fran every day inspires commitment to our goal of building connections and relationships. Her trustworthy and cooperative nature builds and encourages interactions with all stakeholders. […] Fran truly exemplifies the Forestville motto: Leadership, Friendship, Scholarship, and Stewardship.” —Talin Tamzarian, Principal
Rebecca Raiewski | Food Services Manager
Sonoma Mountain Elementary School
- “I worked with Rebecca Raiewski for 9 years plus. In that time I never saw her give less than 100 percent in performing her outlined job description; she always goes beyond what is required. Her attention to detail and focus on any task […] is amazing.” —Denise Foster, Food Services Manager
Fred Allen | Head Custodian | Penngrove Elementary School
- “Fred is extremely reliable, dependable, and thoughtful in all that he does. He goes above and beyond his work responsibilities. He takes such a sense of pride in our school.” —Julie Lyons, Food Services Coordinator
Marie Hinton | Librarian | Old Adobe Charter School
- “Mrs. Hinton is involved in increasing literacy, building community, supporting families and staff, and any activity that promotes reading and a love of learning. The experience of our staff, families, and students would not be as rich as it is without the passion and expertise Mrs. Hinton brings to our school.” —Jeff Williamson, Principal
Lanore McClintock | School Bus Driver | West County Transportation
- “Every day and in every way Nori McClintock sets the example of safe driving and caring service for all of our staff. […] Our students and community are truly touched by the caring, safety, and professionalism of our driver.” —Michael Rea, Executive Director
The CSEY program is sponsored by the California Department of Education and recognizes non-teaching school employees throughout California who support pre-kindergarten to grade 12 public schools. Employees are nominated by their schools and districts for award consideration based on work performance, school community involvement, and leadership and commitment. The names and qualifications of finalists from each county are forwarded for possible statewide recognition.
Sonoma County’s finalists were selected by a judging panel and will advance to the state awards program. Award winners will be announced at the end of April.