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Employees Making A Difference Program

“Employees Making a Difference” Program Recognizes Outstanding Classified School Employees

The Stanislaus County Office of Education (SCOE) and the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Region VII partner to honor outstanding classified (non-supervisory) education employees in Stanislaus County. Called “Employees Making a Difference,” school districts throughout the county select their own honorees and forward nominations to SCOE.  

One representative will be selected from each of the six (6) work categories provided from the California Department of Education (CDE) to represent Stanislaus County in the statewide recognition program (tentative for 2020-21). The names of the individuals will be announced during the celebration video on January 21, 2021. The district honorees will receive a gift arrangement on or before the celebration video release, provided by key corporate sponsors AALRR Law Firm, Association of Stanislaus County School Boards, DWK Law Firm, Lozano Smith Law Firm, and  Mocse Credit Union. 

In addition, the Education Foundation of Stanislaus County will present the Jane Johnston Civility Award to one of the 20-21 District 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. 

Each district is eligible to send in a certain number of nominees based on district ADA.

  • 0-4999 students = 1 nominee
  • 5,000-9,999 students = 2 nominees
  • 10,000- 20,000 students = 3 nominees
  • 20,000+ students = 4 nominees 

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Key Contacts

Jason Maggard

Chief of Staff, SCOE Administrative Services

Lisa Avila

Executive Assistant, SCOE Administrative Services