School district honors its employees with accolades

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Winters JUSD Press Release

The Winters Joint Unified School District celebrated its employees at the annual Staff Appreciation Awards ceremony for the 2020-21 school year via Zoom on May 12.

Superintendent Diana Jiménez and HR Administrator Lisa Dennis announced the school district Employees of the Year were:

  • The Certificated Employee of the Year honor goes to Laurie Helm of Winters Middle School.
  • The Classified Employee of the Year is Jenny Gonzalez of Shirley Rominger Intermediate School.
  • The Supervisory/Confidential Employee of the Year is Oscar Jacobo of the Maintenance Department.

The lone District retiree, Wolfskill Career Readiness Academy (CRA) Lead Teacher Matt Moran, was honored by his colleague Greg Wade. Moran is retiring after 23 years of service to the school district.

Winters JUSD thanked and recognized the following employees for their years of service to the school district:

  • 5 years of service: Gabriela Rodarte, Phoebe Girimonte, Cheyenne Powell, Kari Orozco, Michelle Boyle, Lynne Creamer, Jorge Navarro, Justine Luna, Tawnya Martin, Oscar Jacobo.
  • 10 years of service: Jacqueline Lindsey, Arleen Borchard.
  • 15 years of service: Daniel Ward, Andrea Hurst, Bobbie Riise, Khalid Mahmood, Della Harper, Barbara Russell, Tracy Murrin, Veronica Hernandez, Angela Hofstrand, Cathleen Olsen.
  • 20 years of service: Matt Baker, Jessica Williams, Cynthia Garcia, Danielle Bertrand, Gina Johnson, Leonila Fernandez, Beatrice Jordan, Anietta Kelley.
  • 25 years of service: Robin Rotenkolber, Lucila Escamilla, Kathy Lester.
  • 30 years of service: Evan Barnes, Nan Williams.
  • 35 years of service: Meredith Reinhart.

Following the Years of Service awards, school site and department leaders announced and honored their Certificated and Classified Employees of the Year:

  • School District Office: Supervisory/Confidential Employee Edith Monsalve.
  • Transportation Department: Classified Employee Linda Sponsler.
  • Wolfskill Career Readiness Academy: Certificated Employee Jeff Sims.
  • Winters State Preschool Center: Classified Employee Jorge Navarro.
  • Waggoner Elementary School: Certificated Employee Christine Carlisle, Classified Employee Tracey Matheson.
  • Shirley Rominger Intermediate School: Certificated Employee Michelle Boyle, Classified Employee Jenny Gonzalez.
  • Winters Middle School: Certificated Employee Laurie Helm, Classified Employee: Mike Hartwell.
  • Winters High School: Certificated Employee: Daniel Ward, Classified Employee: Blake Calvert.

The School District congratulates all the Years of Service Award recipients, Site/Department/District Employees of the Year, and retiree Matt Moran.

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