Employees Making a Difference

      SAVE THE DATE - January 20, 2021   Recognition Celebration - 4:00 - 6:00 PM

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.  Twenty-eight outstanding classified staff will be honored at a special reception at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20th, at the Martin G. Petersen Event Center, 720 12th Street, Modesto, CA 95354.


One representative will be selected from each of the six work categories provided from the California Department of Education (CDE) to represent Stanislaus County in the statewide recognition program. The names of the individuals will be announced at the county reception, which is hosted thanks to key corporate sponsors. 


The Education Foundation of Stanislaus County presents the Jane Johnston Civility Award to one of the 2021 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 


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

Lisa Avila

Executive Assistant, SCOE Administrative Services