Crystal Awards

2019 Crystals Recipients

1. Sandy Baty, Library Tech, Century Elementary
2. Kelly Bettencourt, Teacher, Buchanan High
3. Karen M. Boone, Learning Director, Clovis West High
4. Jesse Ceron, School Resource Officer I, Kastner Intermediate
5. Derrick Davis, Teacher, Clovis East High
6. Kathleen M. DeLuca, Teacher, Fancher Creek Elementary
7. Dina Emerzian, Teacher SDC, Pinedale Elementary
8. Gary Foster, Building Automation Systems Analyst II, Facility Services
9. Heather Fullbright, Campus Catering Supervisor I, Miramonte Elementary
10. Karen Gonzales, Teacher, Fort Washington Elementary
11. Jennifer Johnson, School Office Supervisor, Red Bank Elementary
12. Sherri Johnson, Teacher, Cole Elementary
13. Kevin Kerney, Principal, Reagan Educational Center
14. Ray Lassor, Vehicle Mechanic II, Sierra Outdoor School
15. Kristy LeBoeuf, Campus Catering Supervisor II, Clovis West High
16. Jennifer Mau, Senior GIS/Resource Teacher, Nelson Elementary
17. Andrea Melton, Campus Club Lead Instructor II, Child Development
18. Danny Munster, Transition Specialist, Clovis West High
19. Jeri Olson, Teacher, Clovis East High
20. Sally Palermo, Senior Administrative Assistant, Curriculum, Instruction and Accountability
21. Stephanie Patterson, Teacher, Liberty Elementary
22. Crystal Rodriguez, Guidance Learning Specialist, Clovis Adult Education
23. Ella Shasky, Resource Specialist, Dry Creek Elementary
24. Jose L. Vargas, Assistant Director of Bands, Clovis North Educational Center
25. Manuel Vigil, Lead Custodian, Reagan Educational Center
26. Erin Waer, Principal, Boris Elementary
27. Steve Ward, Legislative Analyst & Government Relations, Superintendent's Office
28. Erika Whitney, Preschool Program Supervisor, Child Development
29. Christine Williams, Teacher, Mountain View Elementary
30. David “Keith” Williams, Teacher, Gateway High

Clovis Unified’s highest employee award!

Recipients are exceptional employees who illustrate Clovis Unified’s very best in striving to meet the district’s Aims and Core Values. They make student-centered decisions, educate the whole child, show commitment, exhibit innovative thinking, build partnerships among stakeholders and strive for continuous improvement. 

In short, these are people who go far above and beyond what is required in their job description. These are people who care deeply and make a measurable difference in the lives of students, a department or a school community.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Who is eligible for a 2020 Crystal Award?
All current part-time and full-time Clovis Unified classified and certificated employees who have:
  • Worked in CUSD a minimum of five school years as of June 30, 2020
  • Worked in his/her current job at least two years as of June 30, 2020
  • Not received any reprimands from July 1, 2019, to June 30, 2020
Who can nominate?
Everyone employed by Clovis Unified may nominate another employee of the district. Employees may nominate as many colleagues as they choose; only one person may be nominated per application form. A community member or retiree may also nominate an employee, however, that person will need to have the nominee’s supervisor review and sign the application.
What is the judging criteria?
A judging panel comprised of CUSD employees follow a strict criteria in rating nominees. Judges are provided a rubric containing criteria and identifying information on how to score the three sections (represented on the application as Parts II, III and IV). If you are nominating a co-worker, please consider reviewing this Judging Rubric, which is available online, as it will help you prepare the best representation of your Crystal Award candidate.
When is the 2020 nomination period?
September 1 through Monday, October 15, 2020 by 5 p.m. Completed forms – including all documentation and signatures – can be delivered electronically or in person to the CUSD Communications Office (DO West).
When is the 2020 Crystal Awards Gala?
The 2020 Crystals Gala will be Wednesda, Feb. 24, 2021, at the CUSD Performing Arts Center. 
What should I expect on the nomination form?
Are you considering nominating someone for a Crystal Award? Below, you will find a brief explanation of the four parts that make up the Crystal Award nomination form. Please review this as it will be helpful in planning for the time and research needed to complete the application.

Additionally, nominators are highly encouraged to review the conveniently linked in the top right section of this webpage: “2018 CA Hints for Nominator,” “2018 CA Judging Rubric” and “2016-2019 CUSD Strategic Plan”

Information about the nominee (name, job description, years at CUSD, contacts).
A full listing of CUSD’s identified Core Values is provided. The nominator will select ONE Core Value that has been consistently demonstrated by the nominee and illustrate through examples and results these efforts in an essay of up to 300 words.

Clovis Unified’s vision statement is “To be America’s benchmark for excellence in education,” and the Governing Board and administration have established three Aims to help accomplish just that. These are:
  • Maximize achievement for ALL students.
  • Operate with increasing efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Hire, develop, sustain and value a high-quality, diverse work force.
The nominator will select one Aim that the nominee has advanced forward through his/her exceptional efforts. Using a maximum of 1,000 words, the nominator will provide specific examples, detail of how this was more than what was expected, and convey measurable results of the nominee’s work.

Gather three letters of support for the nominee from peers, supervisor, community members or students. 

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

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