​Classified School Employees of the Year

Each year, the Placer County Office of Education honors five Classified School Employees of the Year who best symbolize the profession's contributions and commitment to quality education. The competative application process which includes a written nomination by the school district followed by a review by a county selection committee. Honorees are then eligible to participate in the state program facilitated by the California Department of Education. Learn more about the statewide program at https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/sr/cl/.

Congratulations to our 2018 Classified School Employees of the Year:



Pola Kalchenko
Lead Custodian - Penryn School
2018 Maintenance, Operations & Facilities Employee of the Year 
Loomis Union School District


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Donna Silva
Senior Clerical Assistant/Registrar-Student Data Tech- Del Oro High School 
2018 Office & Technical Employee of the Year 
Placer Union High School District

and 2018 California State Classified School Employee of the Year!


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Kari Back
Para-Educator - Olive Grove Elementary
2018 Para-Educator & Instructional Assistance Employee of the Year 
Dry Creek Joint Elementary School District


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Emily Ford
LVN- District-wide
2018 Support Services and Security Employee of the Year 
Rocklin Unified School District


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Martin Tanihana
Bus Driver - District Transportation Office
2018 Transportation Employee of the Year
 Roseville Joint Union High School District


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