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 SDCOE Employee Receives Family-Focused Award

​A manager with the San Diego County Office of Education’s Foster Youth and Homeless Services was honored May 8 with an award from a local organization focused on children and families.

Dr. Michelle Lustig received the Sir Henry Tarke Award from the Family and Youth Roundtable as part of their annual awards luncheon.

The award is presented to a public administrator who has put dreams, principles, and idealistic goals into policies, programs, and practices that are measurable and meaningful to children, youth, and families that receive services from publicly funded health and human services agencies.

It was an honor to receive the recognition, Lustig said.

“It is a true privilege to do this work, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to contribute in a positive way,” she said.

Family and Youth Roundtable is an organization dedicated to advancing excellence in public services for children and families through an independent network of youth and families.

The organization’s Knights of the Roundtable Awards are given to five people each year for their work toward ensuring that all children and families are safe, healthy, and thriving.

Photo: Pictured, from left, are Susie Terry, project specialist with SDCOE; Michelle Lustig; Sarah Pauter, executive youth partner for Family and Youth Roundtable; and Mindy Kukich, project specialist with SDCOE.