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SSUSD Teachers of the Year recipients left to right: Kelli Sarrett, 1st grade at Gateway Elementry; Christine Cline, 3rd grade at Gateway Elementry; Kaitlin Hailey, English at Murray Middle School; and Katie Wadley, Math at Burroughs High School. / Laura Austin Photo

Sierra Sands awards employees of the year

For the Sierra Sands Unified School District school year 2022-2023, employee awards were presented Wed. May 10, at the Kerr McGee Center Banquet Hall.

Dr. David Ostash received the SSUSD Administrator of the Year award. / Laura Austin Photo

Presentations of the awards were made by Dr. David Ostash, SSUSD District Superintendent, and Bryan Auld, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Laura Austin Photo
Recipients of the Sierra Sands Unified School District Employee of the Year Awards were: From left to right back row: Maria Hannah (Child Nutrition Manager II/Monroe), Susan Ford (Paraprofessional II/BHS), Alishia Irvin (Occupational Therapist/SELPA), Bambi Risden (School Office Manager/Gateway), Christine Cline (3rd Grade Teacher/Gateway), Dr. Dave Ostash, Kelli Sarrett (1st Grade Teacher/Gateway), Kaitlin Hailey (English/Murray), Katie Wadley (Math/BHS) From left to right front row: Jim Ledbetter (Registrar II/BHS), Sergio Cortez (Automated Systems Specialist/Technology), Lorie Verkuyl (Paraprofessional II/Faller) / Laura Austin Photo

12 Employees were given special recognition. Hundreds of District employees attended the event. Prior to the ceremony, musical selections were performed by Burroughs High School Madrigals under the direction of  Amber Petersen, Choral Director.