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Classified School Employee of the Year

​​​​​​​​​​​​2024 Orange County
Classified School Employee 
of the Year Finalists

​​Starting from top row, left to right: Julia Canas, Rachell, Chasteler, Allen Garcia Ortiz, Robin Dunning, Hank Nguyen, Taia Thompson, Connie Flores, Mary McCulloch, Carol Moore

Get to know our nine finalists​


The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) invites all Orange County school districts to submit nominations for the Classified School Employee of the Year (CSEY) program based on guidelines and timelines established by the California Department of Education.  The goal of the program is to recognize the professional efforts of exemplary classified employees.

​Congratulations ​to our California Classified School Employee of the Year, Connie Flores, cook/baker from the Garden Grove Unified School District. Connie was honored as the top employee in the Food and Nutrition Services category. 

​For more information, visit:

California Department of Education News Release​

OCDE Newsroom:

Garden Grove Unified cook named one of California's Classified School Employees of the Year

For information, please contact your school district's CSEY coordinator.

OCDE contacts: 

Kristin Rigby                              Alicia Gonzalez
Coordinator                              Sr. Administrative Assistant
(714) 966-4435                        (714) 966-4435​             

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