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OVSD Announces 2018 Classified Employees of the Year

The Ocean View School District proudly announces its 2018 Classified Employees of the Year. In five categories from across all schools in OVSD, these five outstanding individuals were nominated by their peers, and then selected by committee to represent the “best of the best” among the District’s more than 500 classified staff members. District administrators and school staff surprised the 2018 Classified Employees of the Year at their schools and work sites with flowers, cheers and balloons. See all of the photos and videos for the 2018 Ocean View School District Employees of the Year program.

Read the Orange County Register brief here.

The 2018 Ocean View School District Classified Employees of the Year are:

Art Camarena with son Maintenance, Operations and Facilities Category:
Arthur Camarena, Head Custodian, Harbour View Elementary School
Arthur Camarena, or “Art” as he is better known around campus, takes full ownership of the physical condition of “his” school, Harbour View. Mr. Camarena’s work ethic is unsurpassed, and he is a critical part in making Harbour View a successful learning environment for its students. He has been with Ocean View for 19 years.

Photo: Harbour View Custodian Art Camarena with his son, Aidan

Laurie Gorham, Child Nutrition Child Nutrition Category:

Laurie Gorham, Lead Food Service Worker, Spring View Middle School
Laurie Gorham is a 19-year veteran of the Ocean View food service program. She is recognized for continually demonstrating an ability to exceed standards and set a high bar as a role model in Child Nutrition. She puts the needs of all students first, and she routinely ensures that all meal services run smoothly with an infectious passion for her work.

Photo: Lead Food Service Worker at Spring View, Laurie Gorham

Lake View Office Manager Ryan Keel Office and Technical Category:

Ryan Keel, School Office Manager, Lake View STEAM School
Ryan Keel has been with Ocean View since 2007. As the School Office Manager at Lake View, the District’s STEAM school, Mr. Keel is noted as being someone to go to for help, to get things done, and to offer assistance. While Principal Jamie Goodwyn was on maternity leave earlier this year, Mr. Keel is described as the glue of the school.

Photo: Office Manager Ryan Keel with Lake View staff, OVSD Personnel Commission and District administrators

Jason Kina, Instructional Assistant Para-Educator/Instructional Assistance:

Jason Kina, Speech and Language Assistant, Lake View Westmont Elementary Schools
Since coming to Ocean View to work as a Speech and Language Assistant in 2007, Jason Kina has perfected his craft and become a leader among his peers. He is diligent about tending to each child’s unique needs and makes it a point to build a relationship with each child.

Photo: Jason Kina serves as Instructional Assistant for Lake View and Westmont Elementary Schools

Thomas Wroniak, Bus Driver Transportation Category:

Thomas Wroniak, Bus Driver, Transportation Dept.
Thomas Wroniak began his bus driving career in 1999 as a trainee, working his way up to permanent driver later that year. He is described as a dependable, “rock steady” Transportation employee. Also a military veteran, Mr. Wroniak teaches his student riders to be respectful by treating them with respect in turn. He leads by positive example each and every day.

Photo: Bus Driver Thomas Wroniak with District and Transportation administrators, Personnel Commission members