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Welcome to the Employee Recognition page! Please scroll to bottom of page for all information. You'll find information for the current year of 2016 at the top, followed by last year of 2015, then followed by the prior year's information from 2014 at the bottom. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your current year's school site ERC representative or please feel free to send e-mail email@example.com.
2016 CURRENT YEAR EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION PROGRAM INFORMATION:
This is the 32nd year of colleagues recognizing colleagues
- the Tradition of Excellence continues!
2016 CEREMONY INFO - The 32nd Annual Employee Recognition Ceremony will be held this year on MONDAY, MAY 9, 2016 at 4:00 PM in the theater at LANCASTER HIGH SCHOOL. Open seating will begin at 3:45 PM!
Please check back regularly for more 2016 updates!
Program History: The Employee Recognition Program was established in 1985 as a way for the Board of Trustees, the Superintendent or designee and co-workers to honor outstanding certificated and classified employees for their service and contributions to the district. Not all employees who are nominated will receive an award. The selection process for all committees at the sites, and at overall districtwide level, is always a difficult and arduous process as all nominated employees are truly outstanding! Regardless of outcome, it is truly considered an honor to be nominated by a peer, coworker or supervisor.
LAST YEAR - 2015 31st ANNUAL CEREMONY INFORMATION: The 31st 2015 Recognition Ceremony was held on Monday, May 11, 2015 at Eastside High School Theater with the ceremony starting at 4:00 PM and ending at 5:30 PM. A big THANKS to Palmdale Trophy again this year for their work on our beautiful plaques! The 2015 Program Booklet is attached below along with a 2015 overview in wmv format.
Pictured at right: John Keough, 2015 AVUHSD Overall Classified Employee of the Year and Robyn Young, 2015 AVUHSD Overall Teacher of the Year! Photographs courtesy of O'Connor Photography.
Congratulations to all!
Name: Site: Award Category:
Robyn Young Eastside High School 2015 AVUHSD Teacher of the Year
John Keough Maintenance & Operations 2015 AVUHSD Classified Employee of the Year
Marie Godde Highland High School Distinguished Service
Timothy Green Palmdale High School Distinguished Service
Cumby Jones Lancaster High School Distinguished Service
Ruth Simonds Quartz Hill High School Distinguished Service
Nancy Speaks SOAR High School Distinguished Service
Desiree Heller Antelope Valley High School Special Service
Jennifer Montalto Eastside High School Special Service
Richard Montalto Eastside High School Special Service
Mat Havens District Office M&O Special Service
Lemuel Galvao Highland High School Special Service
William Curzi Knight High School Special Service
Austin Brady Lancaster High School Special Service
Kyle Frazier Lancaster High School Special Service
Duane Robertson Lancaster High School Special Service
Tim Klein Palmdale High School Special Service
Jeff Stock Palmdale High School Special Service
Jeff Culver Quartz Hill High School Special Service
Ruth Simonds Quartz Hill High School Special Service
Christina Stover Quartz Hill High School Special Service
Marco Reyes Antelope Valley High School Site Teacher of the Year
Robyn Young Eastside High School Site Teacher of the Year
Conrad Hernandez Highland High School Site Teacher of the Year
Shawn S. Johnson Knight High School Site Teacher of the Year
Duane Robertson Lancaster High School Site Teacher of the Year
Ronald DeWalt Littlerock High School Site Teacher of the Year
Steven Calzada Palmdale High School Site Teacher of the Year
Jennifer James Quartz Hill High School Site Teacher of the Year
Erin Jones Alt Ed Virtual Academy Site Teacher of the Year
Marina Flores Antelope Valley High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
John Keough DO Maintenance & Operations Site Classified Employee of the Year
Lucille Davis Eastside High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Joe Banaga Highland High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Barbara White Knight High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Michele Polizzi Lancaster High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Adela Morales Littlerock High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Sylvia Mendoza Palmdale High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Laura Calderon Quartz Hill High School Site Classified Employee of the Year
Karen Beeson Alt Ed Adult Education Site Classified Employee of the Year
2015 AWARDS PRESENTATIONS: Awardees selected from a list of outstanding nominees were announced at the ceremony on May 11, 2015 in the categories of Special Service Award, Distinguished Service Award, Site-Level Classified Employees of the Year, Site-Level Teachers of the Year, along with the overall recipients of the 2015 AVUHSD Classified Employee of the Year AND the 2015 AVUHSD Teacher of the Year. The 2015 Nomination period closed as of February 18, 2015. Thank you for taking the time to nominate a deserving employee!
2015 YEARS OF SERVICE RECOGNITIONS: The full list of all 35, 30, 25 , 20, 15 and 10 Year service groups will be printed in the 2015 Program Booklet, available below and during the ceremony on Monday, May 11, 2015. Congratulations to the following for their 35, 30 and 25 years of dedicated service to education!
35 Years: Rick Engstrom, John McQuilkin
30 Years: Teresa Carbo, Karen Harrell, Beth Kieffer, Cindy Lintemoot, Sharron Mora, Thomas Shepardson, Sharon Weisenberger, Gary Williams
25 Years: Suzanne Ankerstrom, Nancy Bradberry, Laurie Brown, David Calvert, Judith Coleman-Levy, Pat Curnow, Karen Devoll, Robert Fields, Lemuel Galvao, Gail Garrett, Kathy Givens, Aminda Herrera, Kathy Jarman, Patricia Jones, Denise Kelso, Timothy Knight, Jeffrey Le Duff, Susana Leonetti, Renald Manetti, Robin Manjarrez, Sheila Mann, Dayna Martinez, Mary Jane Miller, Daniel Morrow, Brett Neal, Scott Nevison, Anthony Rigoni, Paul Ringhofer, Virginia Schafer, Bess Silverston, Nancy Speaks, Carmelina Sportato-Rocca, Teresa Van Zandt, Steve Vose, Darla Wagner, Deborah Weilbacher, Pamela Ziemann
2015 RETIREE PRESENTATIONS: If you retired/will retire between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015 AND IF you wish to have a presentation on stage during the ceremony - PLEASE complete the attached Retiree Questionnaire. Please return it to Chris Jarrett, Personnel Department by April 24, 2015.
|John McQuilkin||Quartz Hill HS||2014 AVUHSD Teacher of the Year|
|Alice Rice||Antelope Valley HS||2014 AVUHSD Classified Employee of the Year|
|Jeff Culver||Quartz Hill HS||Distinguished Service|
|James Diaz||Antelope Valley HS||Distinguished Service|
|Jamie Goodreau||Lancaster HS||Distinguished Service|
|Bill Mahoney||Lancaster HS||Distinguished Service|
|John McQuilkin||Quartz Hill HS||Distinguished Service|
|Ann Robins||Highland HS||Distinguished Service|
|Ulysses Chatman Jr.||Phoenix CDC||Special Service|
|Tom Grady||Phoenix CDC||Special Service|
|Susan McDougal||Phoenix CDC||Special Service|
|Jan Medema||District Office||Special Service|
|Kathleen Weber||Desert Pathways||Special Service|
|Kevin Wassner||Desert Pathways||Special Service|
|Alice Rice||Antelope Valley HS||Special Service|
|Luis Valencia||Antelope Valley HS||Special Service|
|Richard Parsons||Maintenance & Operations||Special Service|
|John Johnston||Highland HS||Special Service|
|John Kleespies||Highland HS||Special Service|
|Priscilla Pedrow||Knight HS||Special Service|
|Jamie Goodreau||Lancaster HS||Special Service|
|Pete Kornoff||District Office||Special Service|
|Drew Bledsoe||Palmdale HS||Special Service|
|Kevin Nadonza||Palmdale HS||Special Service|
|Kevin Duhart||Palmdale HS||Special Service|
|Dale Carlson||Quartz Hill HS||Special Service|
|Christopher Niemeyer||Quartz Hill HS||Special Service|
|Formeka Dent||Alternative Education Sites||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Elver Albizures||District Office||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Arturo Reese||Eastside High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Doreen Corkill||Highland High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Klaus Richter||Knight High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Leonard Cockrell||Lancaster High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Jennifer Harmon-Grieve||Littlerock High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Jeannie Blackwell||Palmdale High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Terri Naston||Quartz Hill High School||Site Level Classified Employee of the Year|
|Rachel Thibault||Alternative Education Sites||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Ray Butterfield||Antelope Valley High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Sam Perez Jr.||Eastside High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Thomas Jones||Highland High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Bridget Howitt||Knight High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Jamie Goodreau||Lancaster High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Glen Miller||Littlerock High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
|Tim Klein||Palmdale High School||Site Level Teacher of the Year|
An employee must have at least 15* years of service credit to be eligible to receive a Distinguished Service Award . Various criteria including long term, outstanding contributions to the district, students or profession are required to be nominated. The award may be presented only once to an employee. A special vote is required by the committee present more than a total of 4 awards each year. Minimum years of service updated by Employee Recognition Committee for 2014/15 year and forward.
Another category is the Special Service Award which may be granted more than once to an employee and do not require a minimum of service years. Criteria to nominate an employee for Special Service Award includes: unusual competence, courage or performance in an emergency situation or under unusual difficulties, and/or original suggestions, developments or major improvements in methods, organization or procedures, or for work on a particular project which resulted in a substantial benefit to the District.
A highlight of the activities, is recognition of the AVUHSD Classified Employee of the Year . Employees are nominated at each site. From that group, site level committees select one employee to serve as each Site Classified Employee of the Year. A district level committee comprised of employees from various fields such as clerical, maintenance, food service, computer/technical, and paraprofessionals then selects the overall AVUHSD Classified Employee of the Year from the group of site recipients. The AVUHSD Classified Employee of the Year may participate further at the Los Angeles County level. Recipients of the Los Angeles County level award may proceed to State and National levels. Nominate a deserving non-teaching employee who went above and beyond this past school year!
In conjunction with Employee Recognition Activities, the AVUHSD District participates in the Teacher of the Year Program . One teacher is selected from each site as a Site Teacher of the Year. From this group, one is chosen as the overall annual AVUHSD Teacher of the Year. The AVUHSD Teacher of the Year will participate further at the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year Program. Recipients of the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year award may proceed to State and National levels.
The 2014 NOMINATIONS CLOSED AS OF WEDNESDAY 2/19/14. ALL NOMINATIONS WERE DUE TO YOUR SECRETARY TO PRINCIPAL BY 2 PM WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19, 2014! If you are nominating an employee for a site other than your own, be sure to send the completed form to THAT SCHOOL's Secretary to Principal.