Wilson Classical High School Custodial Supervisor Jason Church has earned the Classified Employee of the Year Award for the Long Beach Unified School District. The award was announced during a recent celebration in honor of Classified Employee Week.
Church, a 20-year veteran with the school district, was nominated by several colleagues at Wilson, including numerous teachers, who praised his efforts to keep the school clean, safe and running smoothly. Colleagues describe him as a calm, patient, friendly and focused employee who takes great pride in his work.
“I really appreciate all the kind words everybody said about me,” Church said. “I attribute this award to my co-workers who help me to be successful. They make my job very enjoyable. There are a lot of unsung heroes behind the scenes in our schools, and I just hope I can represent them for the hard work they do every day.”
Church, a graduate of Lakewood High School and Cal State Long Beach, has worked at Wilson for three years. Prior to his current assignment, he worked at Cabrillo, Robinson and Rogers schools, as well as Alternative Education and Operations.
“Jason goes way above and beyond for the students and staff,” said Wilson Principal Sandy Blazer. “He always has a positive, can-do attitude and not a day goes by without someone telling me how wonderful he is. You can talk to any teacher, classified team member, student, parent or community member who has seen Jason in action, and they will rave about his visibility on campus, work ethic, positive attitude, love for his job, and love for this school.”
More than 30 nominations for the Classified Employee of the Year Award were submitted for a total of nine nominees, with many nominees receiving multiple nominations.