Awards

Teacher of the Year

The California Teacher of the Year (CA TOY) Program highlights educational innovation, student learning, and the rewards of teaching. The purpose of the CA TOY Program is to honor the teaching profession and to heighten interest in teaching as a career. The program affords the opportunity to bring attention to teachers who successfully employ strategies to increase academic success and narrow the achievement gap among a range of students.

 Each year, the Empire Union School District celebrates and recognizes an outstanding teacher from every school within our district.  Those exemplary EUSD teachers then advance to the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s recognition program.  From this process, nominated teachers from districts throughout Stanislaus County compete to represent Stanislaus County in California’s Teacher of the Year program. 

Congratulations to Carlos Perez, 6th Grade Teacher, Empire Elementary as Stanislaus County’s Grades 4-6 ‘Teacher of the Year’.

Carlos Perez

Carlos Perez

Administrator of the Year

The Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) is the driving force for an equitable, world-class education system, and the development and support of inspired educational leaders who meet the diverse needs of all California students.  Nearly 18,000 ACSA administrators work within 19 regions within California’s 1,037 school districts to lead and support California’s six-million public school students.  The Empire Union School District is within ACSA Region VII which includes hundreds of administrators from Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Amador, Calaveras, and Tuolumne Counties. 

 One of ACSA’s priorities is to ensure that school leaders are recognized for their excellence. Through their annual awards program, ACSA honors students, administrators and community organizations for their achievements and their dedication to public education at both the regional and state levels.

 Congratulations to Dr. Isaias Rumayor Jr., Principal, Glick Middle School as the ACSA Region VII Middle Grades ‘Principal of the Year’.

Isaias Rumayor

Classified School Employee of the Year

The Empire Union School District’s ‘Employees Making a Difference’ program our classified employees highlights contributions of EUSD classified school employees who support the education of EUSD students from preschool through grade eight. The EMAD Program pays tribute to the tireless efforts of our district’s outstanding classified school employees. From school bus drivers to cafeteria workers to instructional aides, these employees are the unsung heroes who play key roles in creating a school environment that contributes to the whole child by promoting student achievement, safety, and health.

 Each year, the Empire Union School District celebrates and recognizes an outstanding classified employee from every school within our district.  Those exemplary EUSD teachers then advance to the Stanislaus County Office of Education’s recognition program.  From this process, nominated employees from districts throughout Stanislaus County compete to represent Stanislaus County in California’s Employees Making a Difference program. 

Congratulations to Travis Mazorra, Head Custodian, Hughes Elementary as Stanislaus County’s Maintenance ‘Classified Employee of the Year’.

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