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Congratulations 2017 Classified Employees

Second from left: Robyn McKenzie.

Great news from Twin Rivers — Cafe Services Team Leader Robyn McKenzie has been selected to represent Sacramento County in the State Classified School Employees of the Year competition!

McKenzie is one of four TR 2017 District Employees of the Year. These exemplary employees represent staff in the following categories:  Child Nutrition, Maintenance, Operations & Facilities, Paraeducator & Instructional Assistance, and Office & Technical. They were selected from 52 staff members recognized for excellence at their work sites throughout the district [COMPLETE LIST].

Click HERE to watch the surprise announcements with Superintendent Dr. Steve Martinez and our 2017 TR Classified Employees of the Year.

Read ahead for complimentary remarks submitted on behalf of our winners:

Robyn McKenzie, Cafe Services Team Leader I

Robyn is an outstanding employee who goes above and beyond to help our students in so many ways. She not only ensures that our children receive nutritious food but that it is also delicious! She knows each child by name and mentors many of our students every day. Robyn steps in with grace and flexibility to accommodate the needs of our school, whether it is special events or strategies to help families. Staff share that Robyn always has a smile and positive attitude when you walk into her clean kitchen. She is an asset to Hillsdale school and our community. (Note: Robyn was also selected to represent Sacramento County in CDE's selection process.)

Charles (Charlie) McGimsey, IT User Support Technician Sr.

Charlie is always positive and works to solve every problem as quickly as possible. It's great to have someone so dependable. Charlie is our technology hero. Faster than a speeding megabyte, Charlie is there in a flash when technology gremlins are invading our site. He shows up at our site every day to save the day. He arrives quickly with a smile on his face to help with even the smallest of problems.

Irina Manzyuk, Translator Interpreter

Irina is a stellar, dedicated employee, providing excellent customer service to our sites and her colleagues. She serves as a liaison between non-English speaking parents and the schools their children attend. Meetings with these parents would be very difficult without Irina's consistent dedication to provide quality services to our families. Irina's skills as a translator are critical to the success of the English Learner Department and the district.

Sandra Braff, Academic Intervention Specialist Bilingual Sr.

Sandra is the total team player and goes above and beyond in helping kids on a daily basis. She is the hub of all student workings at Foothill Ranch Middle. She has that "X" factor when it comes to connecting with students, families and staff, which is so important in our work. Sandra is the main connection point for parents and the school, leading the Safe School Ambassador program, participating in home visitations, helping with parent conferences and translating for school activities. Sandra has a heart of gold and we are so very lucky to work with such a fantastic human being!

Congratulations to all of our District Employees of the Year!

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Video:  Surprise Announcements

Sacramento County Office of Education

2017 TR Classified Employees of the Year

Posted March 2017