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Recognize those who help local students reach for the stars!
The Star Award recognizes classified employees who... go above and beyond in fulfilling their positions, makes a positive difference, and provides truly outstanding support.
2012-2013 Star Award Recipients
The 2012-2013 Star Award recipients, from left: Vicki Edelstein, Kings Beach Elementary; Dawn Clifton, Truckee Elementary; Sergiu Balint, District Technology; Luise Reith, Transportation; and Donna Marshman, Truckee Elementary.
Star Recipients 2012-2013
Sergiu Balint, District Office
Sergiu Balint, Technology employee, is described as the “workhorse” of his department. Everyone in the district benefits from his efforts including; students, staff and parents. His highly regarded technical skills have showcased our district as never before. TTUSD schools have updated and secured state of the art computer systems as well as websites because of him. This has saved the district thousands of dollars.
Dawn Clifton, Truckee Elementary
Everyone who works with Dawn Clifton, custodian for Truckee Elementary, appreciates her trademark generosity, willingness to take on every tasks and her respect toward all. Of special note is the proactive and willing role she took in herGreenSchoolinitiative dedicating many hours of free time to benefit the program. Even community groups and the PTO remark on her professionalism and competence. As one nominator beautifully states, “She is one of the bright stars lighting our school.”
Vicki Edelstein, Kings Beach Elementary
Many teachers came forward to give accolades to Vicki Edelstein, Kings Beach Elementary third grade teacher, for her very effective teaching techniques, precision, organization, and academic creativity in the classroom. She promises that the student she works with WILL know their letters, sounds and pals. They WILL read - and she delivers on this promise. After 23 years in our district, students and parents praise her for her devoted commitment.
Donna Marshman, Truckee Elementary
As the office went from 5 people being responsible for getting it done down to 2 people, Donna Marshman, Administrative Secretary of Truckee Elementary School, stepped up her already incredible pace to ensure the job got done. She manages school wide finances, orders supplies, handles all of the traffic through the school office, takes care of sick and bruised children and even takes care of overworked and stressed staff. Her generosity and the positive attitude are displayed daily in every situation.
Luise Reith, Transportation
Each day Luise Reith, bus driver for TTUSD, greets each and every student by name. Lost and forgotten items are returned to children cheerfully even when it’s a daily occurrence. Every holiday the bus is decorated and every day the bus is welcoming. Students can’t wait to get onboard to say “HI” to their friend, Luise. This year she even entered the bus in the Snowfest Parade and all of the kids cheered out the windows.