KCSOS announces 2021 Kern County Classified Employees of the Year


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — The Kern County Superintendent of Schools announced the 2021 Kern County Classified Employees of the Year. 

In March, KCSOS said Kern County school districts nominated exemplary classified employees in eight categories designated by the California Department of Education. The categories are: Technical Services, Transportation Services, Food and Nutrition Services, Health and Student Services, Skilled Trades, Clerical and Administrative Services, Paraprofessional, and Custodial and Maintenance Services.

A panel of judges from KCSOS selected an honoree in each category to be considered for the State Classified Employees of the Year, which will be chosen later this year. 

This year’s honorees are: 

Tyler Juengst: Technology Technician I, Standard School District, Technical Services

Darla Hylton: School Bus Driver, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, Transportation Services

Michelle Arriola: Cook Norris School District, Food and Nutrition Services

Deborah Bega: Yard Aide, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, Health and Student Services

Clayton Taylor: Maintenance Specialist II, Norris School District, Skilled Trades

Maria Arevalo: Receptionist/Switchboard, Bakersfield City School District, Clerical and Administrative Services

Diana Cota: Instructional Aide-Special Education, Taft Union High School, Paraprofessional Category 

April Howard: Custodian, Panama-Buena Vista Union School District, Custodial and Maintenance Services


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