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TUSD Selects 2022 Classified Employee of the Year

 

Julio Alonso

It is with great excitement that we announce Mr. Julio Alonso, the lead custodian at Tustin Memorial Academy (TMA), has been selected as the 2022 Classified Employee of the Year by the Tustin Unified School District. 

TUSD Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnson announced today, May 2, 2022, at TMA.  He was joined by TUSD Board of Education Member Jonathan Stone, TMA Principal Brooke Carreras, District Office administrators, and representatives from the Tustin Public Schools Foundation. The surprise visit was made even more special because the entire school community came out to surprise Julio.

“Mr. Alonso is absolutely remarkable!  He truly exemplifies the spirit and dedication of being an amazing TUSD  employee, Superintendent Dr. Mark Johnson said. “Classified Employees are the backbone of our District, and provide so many of the support services needed to run our district and our schools.  We are thrilled to honor Mr. Alonso for his ongoing contributions to the students, staff and community at TMA!”.  

Julio is being recognized for his consistent and caring leadership in the service of the students and staff at TMA. Julio’s dedication and hard work can be witnessed each day as he supports students and staff at TMA. Julio can be seen each morning greeting students and families during drop off, opening car doors, supporting staff needs throughout the day, and going above and beyond to provide a learning environment that students and staff can be proud of. Beyond the typical responsibilities of maintaining the physical aspects of the TMA campus, Julio takes the time to build vital relationships with everyone at the school. Staff at TMA shared that Julio treats the school like his home and everyone on campus as his family. 

“You cannot pass Julio in the hallway without him asking how things are going,” TMA Principal Carreras said. “He truly cares and is genuinely interested in how everyone is doing and if he can help them in any way.” 

Julio can often be seen playing handball or soccer with students during his breaks, tending to something around campus, or doing something to make the day special for students and staff at TMA. 

The 25th annual awards program recognizes classified or support services employees whose contributions to TUSD have proven outstanding. The award is given to a classified employee who provides valuable services to schools and staff, contributes to a positive instructional environment, and exceeds their job requirements. Julio will also represent Tustin Unified in the Orange County Classified School Employees of the Year Program, sponsored by the Orange County Department of Education. All TUSD Classified Employees of the Year will be honored at a reception on May 16, 2022, at 4:30 PM in the District courtyard.

Congratulations to Julio Alonso and all the nominees!

Be sure to check out the video of our surprise visit.

List of nominees.

Name School Site Job Title
Soumaya Salhi   Arroyo Elementary School   Noon Duty Supervisor
April Anderson   Beckman High School   Health Services Clerk
Sarah Nesmith   Benson Elementary School   Paraeducator Teacher Assistant
Daniel Villegas   Beswick Elementary School   Head Custodian
Kayti Zayas   Columbus Tustin Middle School   Paraeducator Special Education
Monica Hankins   Estock Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education
Guillermo Gutierrez   Foothill High School   Plant Supervisor 9-12
Brian Herrera   Guin Foss Elementary School   Paraeducator Behavior Interventionist
Patricia Sanchez   Heideman Elementary School   Community Liaison Language Specialist I
Leticia Romero   Heritage Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education
Lupe Ponce   Hewes Middle School   Health Services Clerk
Nicole Wakefield   Hicks Canyon Elementary School   Paraeducator Behavior Interventionist
Frances Torres   Hillview High School   Office Assistant I & Health Services Clerk
Jennifer Phelps   Ladera Elementary School   Health Services Clerk
Jhoanna Contreras   Legacy Magnet Academy   Paraeducator Special Education
Cathy Tran   Loma Vista Elementary School   Health Services Clerk
Juventino Arcos   Maintenance  Operations & Facilities Mechanic
Lindsay Stiglbauer   Myford Elementary School   Paraeducator Behavior Interventionist
Sara Diaz Torres   Nutrition Services/TUSD District Office   Account Clerk I
Mario Padilla   Orchard Hills School   Custodian
Agripina Zapata   Peters Canyon Elementary School  Paraeducator Teacher Assistant
Rose Garcia   Pioneer Middle School   School Secretary II
Julia Wood   Red Hill Elementary School   Office Assistant I
Eduardo Cruz   Sycamore Magnet Academy   Campus Supervisor
Kerri Alpay   Tustin Connect School   School Secretary II
Katherine Russek   Tustin High School   School Secretary III
Julio Alonso   Tustin Memorial Academy   Head Custodian
Enrique Giles   Tustin Ranch Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education
Clarisa Torres   Utt Middle School   School Secretary II
Karolinna Gomez   W.R. Nelson Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education

TUSD selecciona al empleado clasificado del año 2022

Es con gran emoción que anunciamos que el Sr. Julio Alonso, el conserje principal de Tustin Memorial Academy (TMA), ha sido seleccionado como el Empleado Clasificado del Año 2022 por el Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tustin.

El Superintendente de TUSD, el Dr. Mark Johnson, anunció hoy, 2 de mayo de 2022, en TMA.  Él fue acompañado por el miembro de la Junta de Educación de TUSD Jonathan Stone, la directora de TMA Brooke Carreras, los administradores de la Oficina del Distrito, y los representantes de la Fundación de las Escuelas Públicas de Tustin. La visita sorpresa se hizo aún más especial porque toda la comunidad escolar salió a sorprender a Julio.

 "El Sr. Alonso es absolutamente extraordinario.  Él realmente es un ejemplo del espíritu y la dedicación de ser un excelente empleado de TUSD, dijo el Superintendente Dr. Mark Johnson. "Los empleados clasificados son el pilar fundamental de nuestro Distrito, y proporcionan muchos de los servicios de apoyo necesarios para el funcionamiento de nuestro distrito y nuestras escuelas.  Estamos encantados de honrar al Sr. Alonso por sus continuas contribuciones a los estudiantes, al personal y a la comunidad de TMA". 

Julio está siendo reconocido por su liderazgo consistente y cuidadoso en el servicio de los estudiantes y el personal en TMA. La dedicación y el trabajo arduo de Julio se pueden presenciar cada día mientras apoya a los estudiantes y al personal de TMA. Se puede ver a Julio cada mañana saludando a los estudiantes y a las familias durante la llegada, abriendo las puertas de los carros, apoyando las necesidades del personal a lo largo del día, y haciendo todo lo posible para proporcionar un ambiente de aprendizaje del que los estudiantes y el personal puedan estar orgullosos. Además de las responsabilidades típicas de mantener los aspectos físicos del plantel escolar de TMA, Julio se toma el tiempo para construir relaciones vitales con todos en la escuela. El personal de TMA afirma que Julio trata a la escuela como a su casa y a todos los miembros de la escuela como a su familia.

"No puedes encontrarte con Julio en el pasillo sin que te pregunte cómo van las cosas", dijo el Sr. Carreras, director de TMA. " Él realmente se preocupa y está sinceramente interesado en cómo le va a todo el mundo y si puede ayudarles de alguna manera".

 A menudo se puede ver a Julio jugando al balonmano o al fútbol con los estudiantes durante sus descansos, ocupándose de algo en la escuela o haciendo algo para que el día sea especial para los estudiantes y el personal de TMA.

 Programa, patrocinado por el Departamento de Educación del Condado de Orange. Todos los Empleados Clasificados del Año de TUSD serán honrados en una recepción el 16 de mayo de 2022, a las 4:30 PM en el patio del Distrito.

 ¡Muchas Felicidades a Julio Alonso y a todos los nominados!

Asegúrese de ver el video de nuestra visita sorpresa.

Lista de nominados.

Name School Site Job Title
Soumaya Salhi   Arroyo Elementary School   Noon Duty Supervisor
April Anderson   Beckman High School   Health Services Clerk
Sarah Nesmith   Benson Elementary School   Paraeducator Teacher Assistant
Daniel Villegas   Beswick Elementary School   Head Custodian
Kayti Zayas   Columbus Tustin Middle School   Paraeducator Special Education
Monica Hankins   Estock Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education
Guillermo Gutierrez   Foothill High School   Plant Supervisor 9-12
Brian Herrera   Guin Foss Elementary School   Paraeducator Behavior Interventionist
Patricia Sanchez   Heideman Elementary School   Community Liaison Language Specialist I
Leticia Romero   Heritage Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education
Lupe Ponce   Hewes Middle School   Health Services Clerk
Nicole Wakefield   Hicks Canyon Elementary School   Paraeducator Behavior Interventionist
Frances Torres   Hillview High School   Office Assistant I & Health Services Clerk
Jennifer Phelps   Ladera Elementary School   Health Services Clerk
Jhoanna Contreras   Legacy Magnet Academy   Paraeducator Special Education
Cathy Tran   Loma Vista Elementary School   Health Services Clerk
Juventino Arcos   Maintenance  Operations & Facilities Mechanic
Lindsay Stiglbauer   Myford Elementary School   Paraeducator Behavior Interventionist
Sara Diaz Torres   Nutrition Services/TUSD District Office   Account Clerk I
Mario Padilla   Orchard Hills School   Custodian
Agripina Zapata   Peters Canyon Elementary School  Paraeducator Teacher Assistant
Rose Garcia   Pioneer Middle School   School Secretary II
Julia Wood   Red Hill Elementary School   Office Assistant I
Eduardo Cruz   Sycamore Magnet Academy   Campus Supervisor
Kerri Alpay   Tustin Connect School   School Secretary II
Katherine Russek   Tustin High School   School Secretary III
Julio Alonso   Tustin Memorial Academy   Head Custodian
Enrique Giles   Tustin Ranch Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education
Clarisa Torres   Utt Middle School   School Secretary II
Karolinna Gomez   W.R. Nelson Elementary School   Paraeducator Special Education