A Special Education Technician is the district's Classified Employee of the Year, with an Administrative Assistant and Community Assistant as runners-up.
Brenda Bailey-Burks, a Special Education Technician at Serra High School in Tierrasanta, is the 2012 Classified Employee of the Year. Bailey-Burks has been working as a Special Education Aide with one student, as well as the a member of the school's Integrated Life Skills team at the school. She has been with the same student for more than six years.
Margaret Lathan, an Administrative Aide with the district's Visual and Performing Arts Program, and Bounhong Khommarath, a Community Assistant II with the Parent Outreach and Engagement Department, are runners up.
The trio and individual school Classified Employees of the Year were celebrated at this special meeting of the Board of Education on May 22. Classified employees -- those without teaching credentials -- are San Diego Unified's support staff. They perform tasks ranging from financial management to maintenance. Read more»