Employees of the Year
We are proud to announce the East Whittier City School District’s Administrator of the Year, Mrs. Diana Grant! Mrs. Grant has worked with EWCSD since 1993 when she was hired as a classroom teacher. Since then, she has served as an Intervention Specialist, Assistant Principal, Principal, and is currently serving as the Director of Special Education. Mrs. Grant is kind, knowledgeable, and hardworking. Mrs. Grant always leads by example and works tirelessly to improve student achievement and advocate for special education students and their families. Congratulations Mrs. Grant!
It gives us great pleasure to announce Mrs. Mariana Sansone as East Whittier City School District’s Teacher of the Year! At Orchard Dale Elementary, Mrs. Sansone is known as a dedicated, innovative and creative teacher with high expectations of herself and her students. She is always seeking opportunities to learn new strategies and implements research based skills and best practices in her classroom. She also takes the time to reflect on her lessons and practices to make sure that every student is being successful. She is keenly aware of the needs of her students. Mrs. Sansone works closely with teachers and families in order to support the Wildcats in becoming proficient readers. She is passionate about making sure that all students have the support and resources to build foundational reading skills and beyond to ensure their academic success. Renee Mackay, principal at Orchard Dale had the following to say about Mrs. Sansone, "She is our most energetic cheerleader for students, teachers and myself. She inspires us to stay on a positive path to success each and every day." Congratulations Mrs. Mariana Sansone!
We are proud to announce that Mr. Brandon Levario is East Whittier City School District’s Classified Employee of the Year!
Since joining the District a few years ago, Mr. Levario has worked at Elementary and Middle schools providing educational support to students as an Instructional Assistant. Administrators and staff consistently find him to be a joy to work with! Virginia Salamanca, principal at Mulberry Elementary notes, "His upbeat, positive attitude and love for working with kids is wonderful to witness!" Not only does he do everything possible to ensure that his students get the best education possible, he is also willing to help any other student or teacher on campus- whether it’s talking a student into going to class, helping run a group or swinging by on his break to help with iPhones. He truly wants to be as helpful as possible and he does it all with a great heart and a smile. It's a pleasure seeing him on campus every day. His commitment to our students is what truly makes him an exceptional Classified Employee of the Year!