Exceptional Person Awards


The CUSD Community Advisory Committee is proud to announce the winners of this year’s 2019-20 Exceptional Person Awards. This award recognizes staff, students and volunteers in the Clovis Unified District who have shown extraordinary work with and for students with special needs.

Thirteen winners were selected from 100+ nominations submitted by parents, administrators, staff and students. These nominations reflect the many ways that individuals are making a difference in teaching, supporting and encouraging students throughout CUSD Special Education.

Buchanan Area:

Karen Babcock - IA II (Garfield Elementary)

Sandra Hajjaj – LVN (Garfield Elementary)

Clovis East Area:

Chue Youa Lor - Instructional Assistant II (Boris)

Xavier Ramirez - Teacher (Clovis East H.S.)

Clovis High Area:

Megan Erickson – Instructional Assistant II (Sierra Vista Elementary)

Russell Halterman - Teacher (Red Bank Elementary)

Dianne McCrain -Teacher (Clark Intermediate)

Clovis North Area:

Susan Bairstow - Teacher (Copper Hills Elementary)

Jessica Hatamaria - Teacher (Mountain View Elementary) 

Clovis West Area:

Melissa Perez - Teacher (Liberty Elementary)

Kristi Vincent Martinez - Teacher (Valley Oak Elementary)

District Wide:

Derek Kennedy - Bus Driver (Transportation)

Nikki Cornell, MPT - Physical Therapist (SPED)

Clovis Unified School District: Be the best you can be in mind, body, and spirit

Buchanan Area Schools

Buchanan Alta Sierra Cole Century Dry Creek Garfield Tarpey Woods

Clovis High Area Schools

Clovis High Clark Cedar Wood Mickey Cox Gettysburg Jefferson Red Bank Sierra Vista Weldon Clovis Elementary

Clovis West Area Schools

Clovis West Kastner Ft. Washington Liberty Lincoln Maple Creek Nelson Pinedale Valley Oak

Clovis North Area Schools

Clovis North Bud Rank Copper Hills Fugman Mountain View River View

Clovis East Area Schools

Clovis East Boris Fancher Creek Freedom Miramonte Oraze Temperance Kutner Reagan Elementary Young Elementary

More Schools

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