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Sandra Walden Supports Innovative Programs as Administrative Assistant

Sandra Walden Supports Innovative Programs as Administrative Assistant
Sandra Walden 2023 CSEY nominee


As an administrative assistant, Sandra Walden supports three departments in the Innovation division as well as Monarch School, which serves students who are experiencing homelessness. She has earned a reputation for being proactive, prompt, organized, and thoughtful.

In the nearly six years she has been with SDCOE, Walden has shown a strong desire to learn and grow, said Darcy Lomeli, Innovation, who nominated Walden for the 2023 SDCOE Classified School Employee of the Year award.

“Sandra is incredibly committed to SDCOE and is a highly regarded leader among classified staff and across the organization,” Lomeli said. “She builds strong relationships with everyone she supports, and her leadership has guided the efforts of several initiatives and projects.”

Walden provides a wide variety of administrative and technical clerical duties, including assisting with budgets, preparing reports and special projects, maintaining appointment and activity schedules and calendars, and provides information and assistance to school district personnel and members of the public. 

Walden stays active at SDCOE, making time to support employee engagement and recognition efforts, such as Classified Employee of the Year and the Celebrating Excellence event.

“Her work and attitude are exemplary, and she encapsulates the energy, passion, and work ethic that are so crucial to SDCOE’s culture,” said Carrie Lane, an instructional technology specialist.”

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