Congratulations to this year's Olympia School District Classified School Employees of the Year!
The Olympia School District has named two employees as this year's Classified School Employees of the Year. This year's honorees are Barb Ensminger, a paraeducator at Roosevelt Elementary School, and Deborah Harbord-Ayers, a paraeducator at Olympia High School.
The two educators were selected for the award from among nearly two dozen employee names submitted by colleagues and the community during a two-week nomination process in September and October.
Both Ensminger and Harbord-Ayers will be honored at the Olympia School Board meeting on Monday. January 9. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Knox Administrative Center, 1113 Legion Way S.E. in Olympia.
Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and School Board President Mark Campeau surprised Ensminger with the award during a recent school staff meeting. She has worked in the Olympia School District for 16 years.
Cvitanich also recently surprised Harbord-Ayers with the honor before a class of cheering students in the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) class. Harbord-Ayers started work in this district in 2007.
The award recognizes employees who consistently demonstrate outstanding work performance, professional leadership and collaboration.