Congratulations to the 12 BUSD employees and one school volunteer honored Sunday, Sept. 23, in the annual education awards sponsored by Liberty Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Berkeley.
Certificates of recognition were presented at the church’s Education Recognition Sunday service at 11 a.m.
The awards were initiated in 1997 by Pastor Marvis Peoples. They reflect the church’s educational mission and desire to recognize those individuals who’ve made outstanding contributions toward promoting the well-being and educational opportunities of Berkeley youth. The recipients of the honor were nominated by BUSD managers and supervisors.
This year’s honorees:
- Wyn Skeels – CTE Program Supervisor
- Mia Villanueva – Gardening & Cooking Program Specialist
- Tiffani Augusta-Gaines – Special Ed Teacher
- Ramona Coates – Parent
- Aaron Glimme – AP Chemistry Teacher
- Jasdeep Malhi – Lead Intervention Counselor
- Eric Riley – Safety Officer
- Sakuntala (Tala) Yaramala – Attendance Tech
Berkeley Adult School
- Suzy Quenneville-Orpin – Culinary Career Training Teacher
- Maria Cristina Taylor – Adult Basic Education Teacher
- Kimberly Shevelson, K-1 Teacher, Emerson
- Ken Hunter – Campus Monitor, Washington
- Albert Kumar – Custodian, Washington
The church also presented a certificate to Charles Burress, District Public Information Officer.
Congratulations to all of our recognized educators!