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Local school employees to be recognized for ‘making a difference’
Melissa Treadwell
Denair Unified Campus Supervisor Melissa Treadwell is one of 28 school employees being honored by the Stanislaus County Office of Education and the Association of California School Administrators on Wednesday.

The Stanislaus County Office of Education will once again honor ‘Employees Making a Difference’ during an annual ceremony.

For the 13th year running, SCOE and the Association of California School Administrators Region VII will partner to recognize outstanding classified (non-supervisory) education employees in Stanislaus County. Called “Employees Making a Difference,” school districts throughout the county selected their own honorees and forwarded nominations to SCOE. Twenty-eight outstanding classified staff will be honored at a special reception at 4 p.m. on Jan. 22, at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto.

Five of the 28 honorees will be selected to represent Stanislaus County in the California Department of Education’s statewide recognition program. The names of the five individuals will be announced at the reception, which is hosted thanks to key corporate sponsors: Association of Stanislaus County School Boards, Atkinson Andelson Loya Ruud & Romo Law Firm and Mocse Credit Union.

For the eighth year, the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County will present the Jane Johnston Civility Award to one of the 28 nominees who best exemplifies the principles of civility. The award is named in honor of former SCOE Assistant Superintendent Jane Johnston, who helped launch the county-wide Choose Civility Initiative in 2010 and passed away unexpectedly in April 2012. Johnston advocated for, and co-chaired, the Employees Making a Difference Program (2008–2012), and was active with the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County.

The following local school employees will be recognized:

·      -   Lucinda Aguiar, Site Coordinator at Mountain View Middle School;

·       -  Patricia Aydenian, Paraprofessional/Special Education Severe at Julien Elementary School;

·       -  Susan Hanson, Campus Support at Keyes Union School District Office;

·       -  Sal Ramirez, Lead Maintenance and Groundskeeper at Hughson Unified District Office;

·       -  Rhonda Rose, Health Technician at Walnut Elementary School;

·        - Matt Storment, Custodian/Groundskeeper at Pitman High School; and

·        - Melissa Treadwell, Campus Supervisor II at Denair Unified School District.