Southern Humboldt Joint Unified School District received nominations throughout the month of April. Community members, parents, students, and teachers made nominations for their unsung heroes. The following SHJUSD staff members received the most nominations. Thank you for all that you do in order for our students to be successful.
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L I S A C O R Y
Job Title: Director, Transportation
Has worked at SHJUSD since 2013
"She has dedicated many years to making sure our schools have safe transportation. She always goes out of her way to help others. She always has a positive attitude and a smile on her face no matter how challenging the day gets. She cares about our students and our schools."
"Outstanding leader, knowledgeable and trusted community member, understanding trainer, beloved co-worker."
"Lisa is an amazing leader. She is very easy to talk to and treats us all as her equal. She truly cares about all of the students and goes above and beyond to solve issues. She is very respected within the community and the district. Lisa is just an amazing human, and we are so lucky to have her as the director of transportation."
M O R G A N H E F F I N G T O N
Job Title: Behavior Support Aide, Secretary, and Student Services Technician
School Site: Whitethorn Elementary
Has worked at SHJUSD since 2021
"Morgan is a ROCK STAR! She is always helpful, thoughtful, and compassionate. Morgan is not afraid of a challenge and is constantly improving her skill set."
"She does everything, from driving the van, answering calls, and serving breakfast to giving bandaids."
"This employee stands out to me because she answers all phone calls with compassion and kindness. She is willing to go above and beyond for Whitethorn School, its staff, and its students. This employee is the definition of Integrity."
"She has created so many opportunities for our students and works tirelessly to elevate our school."
M A R G A R E T "M A R N I E" M I N A R C I N
Job Title: After School Aide, Bilingual Aide, Instructional Aide, and Special Needs Aide
School Site: Casterlin
Has worked at SHJUSD since 1994
"She is so patient and kind, she is so willing to help in all varying aspects of running the school."
"Marnie goes above and beyond. She never misses work, always there for everyone, compassionate and caring."
"Marnie makes every student at school feel loved and appreciated. She helps them quietly and kindly to feel safe and secure. She looks for ways to help everyone and encourages all to be their best."
S A N D R A "S A N D I" M A Y H E W
Job Title: Office Assistant II
School Site: Redway Elementary
Has worked at SHJUSD since 1981
"Sandi is a friend to all and goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome and will help out wherever needed. Sandi is always early and sometimes stays late to get her job done. Sandi always has a smile on her face and is very professional with staff and parents. Sandi has worked for SHUSD for over 30 years and is an exceptional employee and an asset to our district."
"Many years of hard work/dedication."
"Over 40 years of dedication to the students, families, and our school. She goes above and beyond for SHUSD. She is a true unsung hero at Redway Elementary."
"Sandy is an upbeat, constant in the Redway School Office. She is there early in the morning and late in the afternoon, always with a smile and willing to go above and beyond with helpful kindness when anything is asked of her."
"Sandy will do anything she can to help make Redway run smoothly. She loves the students and they love her. Sandy has given so much of herself for our school."