11-18-11: Classified School Employees recognized
11-18-11: Classified School Employees recognized

Rogers High chief custodian Myong Ward, Karshner Elementary secretary and paraeducator Bert Hollis, and Communications specialist Susan Gifford are this year’s Classified School Employees of the Year.

The three employees were selected for recognition following a nomination process in which district staff and community members were invited to submit names for consideration.

The awards program recognizes the work of school and district classified staff members who have made a positive difference in their profession. The nomination form states they should be employees “who consistently demonstrate outstanding work performance, professional leadership, and collaboration.”

The three honorees were formally recognized at the December 12 Puyallup School Board meeting.

The winners also will be featured in the February issue of the school district's Connections newspaper, which is mailed to every household in the district and posted on the website.

Each of the three employees will receive $500 to be used toward professional development or job equipment and supplies.

All three employees are also eligible for consideration by the Puget Sound Educational Service District for the regional Classified School Employee of the Year award. Regional winners will be considered for the 2012 Washington State Classified School Employee Excellence Award.