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Walnut Valley to Honor Cornerstone Award Winners

NEWS                                                                                        Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                 880 S. Lemon Avenue
December 19, 2011                                                                Walnut, CA 91789

Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204

Walnut Valley to Honor Cornerstone Award Winners

WALNUT, CA--Walnut Valley Unified School District will pay tribute to the 2011 Cornerstone Awards winners on Friday, February 3, 2012 with personal tributes and awards.

The event is sponsored by the WVUSD Personnel Commission and Walnut Valley Educational Foundation.

The Cornerstone Award recognizes an exemplary classified (non-teaching) employee and team player that exhibits extraordinary dedication, enthusiasm, and pride.

The Class Act Cornerstone Awards dinner and ceremony will be held at the Pomona Valley Mining Company beginning at 6 p.m.

The twelve 2011 outstanding classified (non-teaching) employees were nominated by Walnut Valley supervisors and staff members. 

The award nomination form details how they have gone “above and beyond the call of duty” in providing outstanding customer service to the District and community.

The winners are selected by the Personnel Commission and are recognized during the monthly meetings held at the District Office. 
Each honoree receives a Certificates of Recognition from the WVUSD Personnel Commission, Assemblyman Curt Hagman, gift cards to local businesses, and a voucher for a paid day off.

The recipients’ co-workers and family members attend these meetings to celebrate as the award is presented.  

Congratulations to this year’s honorees:

January: Bertha Garcia, Food Service Worker II - Castle Rock Elementary

February: Kelby Riley, Child Care Attendant II - C.J. Morris Elementary

March:            Jose Huerta, Custodian I - Westhoff Elementary

April:               Adam Doty, Network System Specialist - Technology Department

May:                Nicola San Juan, Library Media Technician II - Quail Summit Elementary

June:               Cookie Alaniz, Child Care Supervisor - Maple Hill/Quail Summit Elementary

July:                Kathy Martinez, Instructional Aide II, Special Education - Suzanne Middle School

August:           Jack Corcuera, Maintenance Worker III Carpenter -*MOTF

September:    Efren Goytia, Grounds Maintenance Worker I -*MOTF

October:         Debbie Palmer, Library Media Technician I - Walnut Elementary

November:     Louis Fernandez, Mechanic II - Transportation Department

December:     Linda Cuesta, Instructional Aide II, Special Education – Collegewood Elementary

*MOTF:  Maintenance, Operations, Transportation, and Facilities Department

The District 2011 Classified Employee of the Year will be announced at the culmination of the “Class Act” Cornerstone Awards.

To purchase $25 tickets for this wonderful employee recognition event, please call our Human Resources Department at (909) 595-1261 by January 27, 2012.