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 Getting to Know SDCOE: Accounting Technician Known for Smile and Hard Work

Nianza Thompson is known for her patience, smile, hard work, and encouragement. 

Thompson is lead accounting technician in the San Diego County Office of Education's (SDCOE) Internal Business department and has been with the organization for 20 years.

Because of her dedication, her colleagues have recognized her as SDCOE's Classified Employee of the Month for February.

"I have known and worked with Nianza since 2000, and I have always been impressed by her exceptional quality of service to everyone," said Vy Nguyen, who nominated Thompson for the recognition.

Learn more about Thompson below.


What do you find most rewarding about your job? 

Providing great customer service to our customers, districts and departments. Also, making sure that all monies are deposited daily to ensure the departments are able to use the funds to support our students and programs.     


Tell us about your co-workers and why you appreciate them. 

I work with a great team. We all inspire each other to do our best and we are all willing to help each other out when needed.     


Please share your most noteworthy professional or personal experience at SDCOE.

The first month I started working for SDCOE just so happened to be my birthday month. I came in and was surprised with a nice "Happy Birthday Nianza" sign with a few treats. I called my mom and was whispering to her about my surprise at my desk. She asked me if I had told them it was my birthday and I said "no" I don't know how they knew it was my birthday. Needless to say, I was hired to work in District Payroll so of course they had everyone's information.


How do you like to spend your free time?  

I love traveling and spending time with my family.


Complete this sentence: "The one thing people would be surprised to know about me is ..."

I was a violinist, an all-star softball player and tap dancer for many years. Ok, I know you said one thing but I insisted on giving you three things.