Employee Recognition

2023 CCCOE Classified School Employee of the Year

District Nominations Due Wednesday, March 1, 2023 by 5:00 p.m.

Required documentation must be emailed by District Program Coordinators to 
[email protected]

A component of the California School Recognition Program, 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 12. 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.

Contra Costa County School Districts are invited to nominate one classified employee per category for CCCOE's Classified School Employee of the Year.  A selection committee will review nominee applications and choose the Contra Costa County Office of Education's Classified School Employees of the Year. Awardees will then be nominated for California’s 2023 CSEY Award.

Please contact Morgan Broshar, Executive Assistant, at [email protected] with any questions or to obtain the required nomination documents.


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Executive Assistant, Human Resources Morgan Broshar (925) 942-3489 (925) 942-3482

Application Information and Eligibility Requirements

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 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.
  • Have not been previously nominated as CSEY candidate

Districts may submit one nominee for each of the following nine occupational specialties:

  • Paraprofessional
  • Clerical and Administrative Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Food and Nutrition Services
  • Custodial and Maintenance Services  
  • Security Services
  • Health and Student Services
  • Technical Services  
  • Skilled Trades


Nominations must provide a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in each of the following areas:

  1. Work performance
  2. School and community involvement
  3. Leadership and commitment
  4. Local support (from co-workers, school administrators, community members, etc. who speak to the nominee's exemplary work)
  5. Enhancement (of classified school employees' image in the community and schools)
  6. Any other areas (the school deems exceptional and pertinent to the CSEY Award)
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