Data Technician Emily Milla
from the Escondido Union High School District (EUHSD) has been selected as the
2013 San Diego County Classified Employee of the Year. Emily was chosen from a
countywide pool of district-level honorees by a panel of her peers, and is now a
candidate for California Classified Employee of the Year honors.
letter of recommendation for Emily, EUHSD’s Assistant Superintendent of
Educational Services Dr. Karen Rizzi called her “a diamond,” adding “Emily is
exceptional, extremely conscientious, and approachable. A smile is Emily’s
The Classified Employee of the Year program highlights the
contributions of classified school employees who support the education of
California’s public school students in preschool through grade 12. Classified
employees play key roles in creating a school environment that promotes student
achievement, safety, and health.
“Classified employees help families
enroll in classes, transport students to school, keep campuses in good shape,
and much more,” said Dr. Randy Ward, San Diego County Superintendent of Schools.
“Their contributions to education are vitally important to the overall operation
of our schools and districts.”
In the county-level Classified Employee
of the Year process, school districts may nominate one employee for
consideration by a committee made up of classified employees from the San Diego
County Office of Education and districts across the county. The committee
reviews applications and selects one employee, who then advances to the
state-level competition. The final California Classified Employees of the Year
will be announced in April and honored by the State Superintendent of Public
Instruction during Classified School Employee Week, May 20-24, 2013.