Employees Making a Difference

2020 Employees Making A Difference Program

County Awards Celebration: Wednesday, January 22nd 4:30-6:00pm at Petersen Event Center (720 12th Street, Modesto, CA)

The Stanislaus County Office of Education and local ACSA charter are gearing up for the 13th Annual “Employees Making a Difference,” program honoring classified employees in Stanislaus County. The honorees selected at the County level will also be eligible to participate in the statewide recognition program sponsored by the California Department of Education. We hope you will seriously consider recognizing the efforts of your classified employees, who are critical to the education of our children and are often unsung heroes in our schools.  

The nominee(s) cannot be in a supervisory or management position and must be in their current work category (listed below) for a minimum of five (5) years (part-time or full-time), as per the state criteria.

We will honor employees from the following work categories:

  •    Child Nutrition                                
  •    Maintenance Operations               
  •    Office and Technical
  •    Para-Educator (Instructional Assistants)
  •    Support Services and Security
  •    Transportation  

The local nomination process is simple.  The form is referenced in the resources section. Additionally, nominated employees can be considered for the Jane Johnston Civility Award. Details are also available in the resources section.


Districts will select their own honorees & forward nominations to the County Office based on 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


Applications will ONLY be accepted from designated district office staff. District Nominations are due to SCOE Superintendent’s Office (#000) by Friday, November 22nd, 5:00 P.M. If you are a school site interested in submitting nomination(s), please refer to your district office (D.O.) and its earlier deadlines/communication.

We are planning a hosted reception on January 22, 2020 4:30-6:00 P.M. at the Petersen Event Center for those selected as district nominees. We hope you will join us in this effort to honor outstanding classified employees.  If you have questions please do not hesitate to contact Valerie Escobar at vescobar [ahtsym] stancoe [dhotsym] org or (209) 238-1706. 


Contact Us

Attn: Administration Dept.
1100 H. Street
Modesto, CA 95354
M-F 8am-5pm

Key Contacts

Jason Maggard

Chief of Staff, SCOE Administrative Services

Valerie Escobar

Executive Assistant/Office Manager, SCOE Administrative Services