Thank you to all of our Classified Employees across the Rowland Unified School District. Because of you -- our amazing team -- our students and schools are thriving!

Happy Classified School Appreciation Week



VIDEO of Rowland Unified School District Classified Employee of the Year,

Nina Griffin, Bus Driver, Transportation Services.

Above: The smile says it all why students on Ms. Nina's daily bus route love her! Congratulations to RUSD Classified Employee of the Year Bus Driver Ms. Nina.

Rowland Unified School District is proud to recognize Nina Lenitha Griffin, School Bus Driver, as our District Classified Employee of the Year. Students are always excited to see Ms. Nina each morning and after school, as she safely transports them to and from school. When passing the time waiting for all students to board the bus, Nina can be found reading and sharing stories with the younger students who have an earlier dismissal. Students adore Ms. Nina and parents appreciate her care, warm smile and laughter. She always brings a "can-do" attitude and has embraced the Transportation Department's new technology in supporting student safety and communication.

The Transportation team (above) and CSEA President Lita Hernandez with Nina Griffin.


Irene Diaz, Instructional Assistant II

Hollingworth Elementary

Honored for 45 Years of Service in RUSD

Christine Gradillas Behavior Support Asst.(Bilingual) Santana High School

Honored for 45 Years of Service in RUSD

Mary Ann Solano, Food Services Assistant I serving students for 35 years!

Susan Bratt, Jellick Jaguar TK Teacher honored for 35 years of service and retiring (pictured above with adorable granddaughter!)

That's not a typo... yet hard to believe the two RUSD employees pictured above (Irene Diaz and Christine Gradillas) have been servicing students for 45 years in RUSD! Thank you both for your passion to supporting students every day and unwavering commitment to the field of education. You are both an inspiration to us all!

Last night was the RUSD Longevity and Retirement celebration where employees who have worked for 25, 30, 35, and this year, yes, 45 years were honored. Congratulations to all of the employees that were honored and THANK YOU for all you do each and every day for families and RUSD community.

Congratulations to our Site Classified

Employees of the Year

Andrea Marino

Campus Aide

Alvarado Intermediate

Denise Ruttan

Instructional Assistant II

Blandford Elementary

Carlos Moreira

Grounds Maintenance Worker

Building Services

Jennifer Orozco

Health Assistant, Bilingual

District Office

Jason Quemada

Senior Custodian Teacher

Giano Intermediate

Silvia Ibarra

Playground Supervision Aide

Hollingworth Elementary

Stephanie Jimenes-Flores

Health Assistant

Hurley Elementary

Gabriela Burgueno Herrera

Office Assistant Bilingual

Jellick Elementary

Sammi Lee


John A. Rowland High School

Vivian Tsui

Instructional Assistant II

Killian Elementary

Colleen Quirk

Plant Manager

Nogales High School

Natalie Veliz

Behavior Support Asst.

Northam Elementary

Mickey Segala

Cafeteria Lead Worker 1

Rowland Elementary

Anthony Lopez

Computer Lab Technician

Rorimer Elementary

Kenia Alcala-Lopez

Office Assistant Bilingual

Rowland Adult & Community Education

Lizbeth Rohrmoser

School Office Manager

Rowland Elementary

Adrian Guerrero

Senior Custodian

Santana High School

Rudy Bagnera, Ph.D.

School Office Manager

Shelyn Elementary

Michael Lares


Stanley G. Oswalt Academy

Gina Solevilla

Cafeteria Lead Worker I

Telesis Academy

Maria Diaz

Behavior Support Assistant

Villacorta Elementary

Guadalupe Godinez

Playground Supervision Aide

Ybarra Academy

Rosa Marroquin

Personal Care Assistant

Yorbita Elementary

May 23, 2023 Issue RUSD News Editor [email protected]

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