A Newport-Mesa Unified School District classified employee will be honored by the county Board of Education.
Support Services and Security employee Connie Bassler is a finalist in the fifth annual Classified School Employees of the Year. She will be recognized at the board's meeting Thursday morning.
Bassler is a finalist along with Karen Hulbert and David McGovern of the Westminster School District; Robert Redondo of the La Habra City School District; Dionne Gibson of the Los Alamitos Unified School District; and Long Le of the Laguna Beach Unified School District.
Each finalist won $500 from the SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, a plaque and certificate of recognition.
The six finalists were chosen out of 65 nominees based on work performance, school and community involvement, leadership, commitment and actions.
— Britney Barnes