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 Local School Employee Earns Statewide Honor

The registrar at San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas is one of six classified school employees recognized by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson for dedication to California's public school students.

Bridget Sabin was honored in the Office and Technical Support category. She has served for 12 years as registrar at the San Dieguito Union High School District campus.

"Ms. Sabin was one of the original staff when the high school was renamed in the mid-1990s, and she remains an energetic, popular, and beloved figure on campus," Torlakson said in a media release.

As the one and only registrar, Sabin is responsible for a range of duties, including checking every student's transcript to ensure they are on pace for graduation, registering all freshmen and transfer students as they enroll at the school, and organizing a gift program during the holiday season for less fortunate students.

Torlakson announced the Classified Employees of the year April 24.

"I started my public service career as a high school teacher and coach, and I know first-hand the vital role that classified employees have every day in our public schools," he said. "These terrific employees keep schools clean and safe; they make sure our students get to school and can eat healthy meals; and they contribute to an overall positive school culture that cares for the whole child. I applaud the fantastic work these employees do every day."

The annual program honors six outstanding classified school employees from the following categories: Child Nutrition; Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities; Office and Technical Support; Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance; Support Services and Security; and Transportation. This year's recipients were chosen from more than 100 nominations statewide.

The 2017 Classified School Employees of the Year will be honored by Torlakson at a May 25 luncheon in Sacramento.

Visit the California Department of Education's Classified School Employee of the Year Web page for more information.