Employees of the Year

Elizabeth Holtan - Stanislaus County Teacher of the Year, Junior High
Posted on 05/04/2021
Elizabeth Holtan, Music, Chavez Junior High SchoolCongratulations to Elizabeth Holtan, a music teacher at Chavez Junior High School who was selected as the Stanislaus County Junior High Teacher of the Year. Beth has worked with CUSD for eight years. We appreciate you!
Bob Elms - Stanislaus County TK-3 Teacher of the Year
Posted on 05/04/2021
Bob Elms, 2nd Grade, La Rosa ElementaryCongratulations to Bob Elms, a second-grade teacher at La Rosa Elementary, who was selected as the Stanislaus County TK-3 Teacher of the Year. Bob, thank you for your 25 years of service to CUSD students!
Antonio Garcia - CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year, PreK-3
Posted on 04/24/2021
Antonio Garcia, 3rd Grade, Lucas Dual Language Academy

Antonio Garcia, a 3rd-grade teacher at Lucas Elementary Dual Language Academy, has been teaching for six years. Congratulations, Antonio, on being this year's Preschool-3rd Grade CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year, and thank you for all you do!

Diana Brister - CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year, Grades4-6
Posted on 04/23/2021
Diana Brister, 5th Grade, Virginia Parks ElementaryDiana Brister, a 5th-grade teacher at Virginia Parks Elementary, is this year's 4th-6th Grade CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year! Diana has been teaching for 16 years. Thank you for all you do for students!
Edward Ismail - CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year, Grades 7-8
Posted on 04/22/2021
Edward Ismail, 7th-8th Grades, Blaker-Kinser Junior HighEdward Ismail, a Blaker-Kinser Junior High School teacher who has been teaching for 14 years, is this year's 7th-8th Grade CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year! Congratulations, Edward, and thank you for making a difference for students.
Ken Moncrief - CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year, Grades 9-12
Posted on 04/21/2021
Ken Moncrief, 9th-12th Grade, Central Valley High SchoolKen Moncrief, a Central Valley High School teacher with 33 years of experience, is this year's 9th-12th Grade CUSD Certificated Employee of the Year! Congratulations, Ken, and thank you for your work with students.
Austin Pimentel - CUSD Classified Employee of the Year
Posted on 04/20/2021
Austin Pimentel

A Technology Specialist II in Technology & Media Services, Austin Pimentel has six years of service with Ceres Unified. Congratulations, Austin, and thank you for all you do!

Leslie Tate - CUSD Confidential Employee of the Year
Posted on 04/19/2021
Leslie Tate, Office Manager, CHS

Ceres High School's longtime Office Manager Leslie Tate has a whopping 42 years of service with Ceres Unified! Congratulations, Leslie, and thank you for all you do!

Alejandra Villa - CUSD Administrative Assistant of the Year
Posted on 04/19/2021
Alejandra Villa, Westport ElementaryWestport's Alejandra Villa is the CUSD Administrative Assistant of the Year! Thank you for your dedication and service, Alejandra. Congratulations!
Amy Peterman, Ed.D. - CUSD Administrator of the Year
Posted on 04/18/2021
Amy Peterman, Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Amy Peterman is CUSD's Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, with 17 years of service to Ceres students. Congratulations, Amy, and thank you for all you do! 

Drs. Wickham, Peterman are California Administrators of the Year!
Posted on 02/01/2021
Drs. Wickham, Peterman Receive State HonorsThe Association of California School Administrators named two of CUSD's own as State Administrators of the Year! Congratulations to Deputy Superintendent (and incoming Superintendent) Dr. Denise Wickham on her selection as Professor of Education of the Year, and Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services Dr. Amy Peterman on her selection as Central Office Administrator of the Year.