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Clovis Unified honored 32 teachers and employees Tuesday night (Feb. 21) with its annual Crystal Awards.

Among the honorees GV Wire spoke with include Bill Rotella, a deaf and hard of hearing specialist and 2nd grade teacher Julie Rapier at Fugman Elementary. We asked them about their role int he district and their love of educating. Watch the video above to hear their answers.

The complete list of honorees:

  • Tiffany Aoki-Chance – Guidance Instructional Specialist, Liberty Elementary
  • Kathie Aschenbrenner – EL Teacher, Clovis North Educational Center
  • Wendy Barner – School Secretary, Kastner Intermediate
  • Deidra Bennett – Campus Catering Supervisor, Fancher Creek Elementary
  • Debra Bolls – Principal, Pinedale Elementary
  • Annamarie Brown – Nurse Practitioner, Sierra Vista Children’s Health Center
  • Sharon Bush – Cook/baker, Sierra Outdoor School
  • Wynona Byrom – LD Secretary, Clovis High
  • Betsy Clemings – AB Teacher, Alta Sierra Intermediate
  • Michael Delgado – Plant Supervisor, Garfield Elementary
  • Kim Fox-Kristensen – Teacher, Century Elementary
  • Nichole Gambrell – Office Manager, Fugman
  • Janet Hambleton – Office Supervisor, Child Development
  • Jerry Hardy – Plant Supervisor, Freedom Elementary
  • Shawna Henson – Teacher, Temperance-Kutner Elementary
  • David Hobbs – Teacher, Clovis North Educational Center
  • Brooke Jackson – Teacher, Kastner Intermediate
  • Misty Johnson – Accounting Technician, Business Services
  • Richard Kinney – Teacher, Buchanan High
  • Georgiana Leonardo – Library Technician, Tarpey Elementary
  • Maragaret “Muggs” Marquez, Clerical Specialist – Temperance-Kutner Elementary
  • Patricia Mushegan – Teacher, Weldon Elementary
  • Michael Olenchalk, Director, Sierra Outdoor School
  • Kristin Ormond, Teacher, Nelson Elementary
  • Julia Rapier, Teacher, Fugman Elementary
  • Dan Resciniti, Chief Technology Officer, Information Technology Services
  • Bill Rotella, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist, CUSD
  • Julie Tavares, Campus Catering Supervisor, Clovis High
  • Gabriel TeNyenhuis, Teacher, Reagan Educational Center
  • Chintana Thatsanaphone, Teacher, Fancher Creek Elementary
  • Ellen Youssef, Teacher, Miramonte Elementary
  • Ray Zavala, Plant Supervisor, Pinedale Elementary

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