Contra Costa County Classified School Employees Honored

Contra Costa County Classified School Employees Honored
Posted on 05/09/2019

PLEASANT HILL, Calif., May 9, 2019–Each year, the Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE), in partnership with the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), participates in the California State Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program, coordinated by the California Department of Education. This program highlights the contributions of exemplary classified school employees that support and play a key role in promoting student achievement, safety, and health in California public schools, from preschool through 12th grade. On May 3, the CCCOE and ACSA introduced this year’s 13 county esteemed county award nominees, as well as 3 California State Award honorees at a well-attended reception, held at the CCCOE, in Pleasant Hill.

And, one of those three honorees was recently named by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond as a California State Classified School Employee of the Year! Congratulations to Michelle Brobak, school secretary, at Del Rey Elementary, in the Orinda Union School District. Brobak is one of six 2018-2019 Classified School Employees of the Year, representing the “Office and Technical” category. Brobak and her fellow 2018-2019 State Classified School Employees of the Year, will be honored by Thurmond at a luncheon in Sacramento on Thursday, May 23.

The following 13 are the 2018-2019 Contra Costa County Classified Employees of the Year Nominees:

Maintenance, Operations, & Facilities category:

Donald Golinveaux, Night Custodian, Brentwood Union School District

Michael Lent, Maintenance Craftsmen, Orinda Union School District

Michael Fobbs, Grounds Equipment Operator, Pittsburg Unified School District

Rolly Valdez, Head Custodian, Walnut Creek School District

Office and Technical category:

Andrea Zeigler, Secretary, Brentwood Union School District

Gina Schenk, Purchasing Technician, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Christie Quinn, School Administrative Assistant, Contra Costa County Office of Education

Anita Dumay, Child Nutrition Senior Technician, Pittsburg Unified School District

Para-Educator and Instructional Assistant category:

Sharon Caldwell, Paraprofessional, Liberty Union High School District

Janice Taconni, Para-Educator, Martinez Unified School District

Celia Cornejo, Instructional Assistant, Orinda Union School District

Bonnie Flannery, Para Educator, Pittsburg Unified School District

Ljubica Chase.
Para-Professional, Walnut Creek School District

The following three are the 2019-2019 Contra Costa County Classified Employees of the Year Honorees:

Para-Educator and Instructional Assistant category
Jennifer Broder Haglund,
Classroom Para Educator, San Ramon Valley Unified School District

Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities category
David Argueta,
Head Custodian, Lafayette School District

Office and Technical category
Michelle Brobak,
School Secretary, Orinda Union School District


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