Congratulations to the 2017 Orange County Classified School Employees of the Year finalists!

The​​se six finalists were honored at the Orange County Board of Education meeting on April 5, 2017 at the Orange County Department of Education.​​

 Special congratulations to Karen Allison and Norman Dobrofsky who have also been named


Karen Allison

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Adams Elementary School
Child Nutrition


Norman Dobrofsky

Huntington Beach Union High School District
Valley Vista High School
Maintenance, Operations, and Facilities


Alicia Helm

Ocean View School District
District Office


Elvia Preciado

Anaheim Union High School District
South Junior High School
Office and Technical

Clare Shweyk

Ocean View School District
Hope View Elementary School
Para-Educator and Instructional Assistance

Ilse Taborga

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
Adams Elementary School and
Ensign Intermediate School
Support Services and Security