Health Technician Janice Roy Named Classified Employee of the Year

Posted: Wednesday, May 18th 2016


In title, Janice Roy is a health technician. In practice, Roy is a nurse, mom, gardener, leader and ambassador. It’s those collective qualities that led Roy to be named San Diego Unified’s Classified Employee of the Year for 2016.

Roy and more than 100 other classified employees were honored by the district at its annual Classified Employee of the Year celebration at Kearny High School. The event is held during Classified School Employee Week, which is designated each year as the third full week of May.

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School Lunch Hero Day celebrates our Food Services workers

Posted: Friday, May 6th 2016



Preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, San Diego Unified nutrition professionals do it all! To celebrate their hard work and commitment, San Diego Unified schools marked School Lunch Hero Day on Friday, May 6.

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Award goes to Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary special ed tech

Posted: Tuesday, April 5th 2016


Tracey Martinson, a special education technician at Lindbergh-Schweitzer Elementary School in Clairemont, has been recognized for her contribution to children by the Amgen Tour of California.

Martinson, a military wife and mother of two, is being saluted for her dedication to children and helping them focus on a healthy lifestyle.

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District's top nurse saluted by Kaiser Permanente

Posted: Monday, January 11th 2016


Health provider Kaiser Permanente has named Michelle Bell, RN, San Diego Unified's Nursing and Wellnesss Program Manager, one of its Thriving Schools Honor Roll Champions for Healthy Schools.

Bell was saluted for her successes in giving San Diego Unified "a shared vision for student and staff wellness, in large part because of Michelle Bell’s dedication and efforts to promote wellness," according to the provider's website.

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Senior School Psychologist Kristin Makena receives statewide award

Posted: Tuesday, November 17th 2015


Kristin Makena, San Diego Unified School District Senior School Psychologist, has received the Nadine M. Lambert Outstanding School Psychologist Award by California Association of School Psychologists (CASP) and was honored at CASP’s annual convention in Riverside.

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'Locally grown' is the theme in cafeterias on California Thursdays

Posted: Thursday, October 29th 2015


It's local, local, local on Thursdays in cafeterias throughout the San Diego Unified School District.

Following a successful one-year pilot, San Diego Unified Food and Nutrition Services has expanded its California Thursdays program to all schools – making San Diego Unified the fastest growing California Thursdays district in the state. Now, more than 130,000 students throughout the district have the option to eat a meal made entirely of California-grown food every Thursday.

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