Congratulations to CVUSD’s 2019-2020 Classified Employee Outstanding Achievement Awardees

Congratulations to CVUSD’s 2019-2020 Classified Employee Outstanding Achievement Awardees

The Conejo Valley Unified School District is proud to recognize the following Classified Employees for their outstanding contributions above and beyond their call of duty. These dedicated individuals make an invaluable impact on their respective school campuses. They are problem-solvers, and take initiative to ensure their daily actions support and positively impact their colleagues, along with the students and families the District proudly serves. These recognitions come as a follow-up to Classified School Employee Week, which the District celebrated from May 17-23, 2020. Each awardee was nominated for this special recognition by a colleague(s). Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Classified Employee Outstanding Achievement Awardees:

Anita Chiapuzio – School Office Manager II, Colina Middle School
Anita is truly the heart and soul of our school. She is friendly, patient, organized and professional. Her presence and positive attitude reflects on Colina in such a positive way. She is able to juggle the many demands of her job with efficiency and calm. As we move into the distance learning environment, Anita continues to be impressive. She is going above and beyond to make sure our students, parents, teachers, administrators, and school staff have what they need to be successful. She is one of the key reasons our school is such a great place for children and staff


Elizabeth Greene - Health Clerk, Newbury Park High School
Elizabeth “Nurse Betty” Greene is a Newbury Park High School institution.  If you were to ask any current or former student from the past 25+ years if they know her, most would say yes and would probably have a clever and endearing story to share. Betty has incredible compassion for our students and colleagues whether injured, sick or emotional. She always makes time for colleagues who ask for advice or a friendly and sympathetic ear for anyone who wants to share personal difficulties. She always puts the welfare of students first.

Elsa Casillas – School Office Manager I, Glenwood Elementary
No matter the situation, Elsa handles it with patience, understanding and in a helpful manner. She understands teamwork and pitches in when she sees the need and doesn't wait to be asked. She takes it upon herself with her own time and money to make cute and creative items for the staff to celebrate the holidays. She stays on her own time to help support PTA with evening events to support the school. Elsa takes great pride in how Glenwood is presented to our community. She is always known to have a smile on her face and makes coming to work something to look forward to.

Kelly Driscoll - Groundskeeper, Maintenance and Operations
A great employee is like a four leaf clover hard to find and lucky to have. Kelly is always up for the challenge. The athletic fields never looked so great. He pays attention to detail. Resolves problems when they occur. The baseball diamonds are groomed to perfection, he should be in charge of an MLB stadium. He goes beyond what is required of him. He takes pride in what he does and it’s always his best.

Kenneth Woods - Custodian, Weathersfield Elementary
Kenny is always up-beat, with a can-do attitude combined with his inimitable sense of humor. He is such a great problem-solver. He knows the workings of the sound system and projectors. He has come to the rescue of more than one performance! Kenny is wonderful with the students. He knows everybody's name and is a positive role-model to all. Kenny is wholeheartedly deserving of this recognition.

Lindsey Connick-Sheldon - Paraeducator III, Ladera STARS Academy
Lindsey is patient, kind and loving in her work with students. Whether its modeling appropriate social behaviors to interact with peers, assisting students in learning sight words, or helping students communicate their wants and needs, you will always see Lindsey going above and beyond to support our students while promoting their independence.  Her smile is infectious and her love for her job and for the students that she works with is undeniable. She is an amazing individual, a true gift to our students, our school, and our district

Mary Amaya Sirit, Language and Assessment Facilitator, Sequoia Middle School
Mary is hands down a pivotal member in our EL team. Not only is Mary caring but she is supportive to all staff members, students, and parents. There is no day that goes by where we are not able to call on Mary for assistance in our EL Program. She is always willing and eager to give a helping hand in any way.  There is a clear sense of trust with all stakeholders that are a part of our program. Parents are very comfortable with reaching out to Mary for help or guidance and Mary is right there ready to help all families that reach out to her.

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