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Employee Recognition

Super Star Awards

In January of 2000, the Newport-Mesa Unified School District implemented the PRIDE employee recognition program (Proudly Recognizing Individuals Demonstrating Excellence).  The Super-Star Awards program evolved from input by members of the community, District employees, and from the Board of Education's original PRIDE program.  The Super-Star program recognizes employees who go far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect. This is what excellence is all about.  It comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, paying attention to the smallest detail, and going the extra mile.  Excellence means caring -- it means making effort to do more.  Celebrating excellence is an important part of the Board of Education's recognition of the contribution made by the employees of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS - Nominations are now being accepted for the next selection of Super Star Award Recipients, which will be presented in May, 2017! 

Super Star Award Nomination Form

 Previous Super Star Award Recipients:


February, 2017

May, 2016

February, 2016

May, 2015

February, 2015

May, 2014

January, 2014

May, 2013

January, 2013


Employee Service Awards

Employee Service Awards are distributed in the spring for employees that have served NMUSD for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 Years.  The distribution schedule is based on Hire Date/Longevity Date and the pins are distributed the year following completion of the designated years of service.


Employee Service Awards 2016


Employee Service Awards 2015


Employee Service Awards 2014


Employee Service Awards 2013


Employee Service Awards 2012


Annual Retirement Event and Reception

The Human Resources Department along with the Board of Education, recognizes the District Retirees for the school year at the second Board of Education Meeting in June. 

Retirees for the 2011-2012 School Year 

Retirees for the 2010-2011 School Year

Retirees for the 2009-2010 school year

For more information please check back or you can contact the Human Resources Department:

Certificated Retirees:

Kathleen Hedges  or  (714) 424-7550

Classified Retirees:

V-Esther Caldwell   or (714) 424-5047

NMUSD Classified School Employees of the Year:

Congratulations - NMUSD 2017 Classified School Employees of the Year:


Karen Allison

Nutrition Services Assistant II

Orange County Department of Education "Finalist"


Pam Saunders

Accounting Assistant III


Emma Tyaransen

Instructional Assistant


Ilse Taborga

School Community Facilitator

Orange County Department of Education "Finalist"


Olga Sandoval

Bus Driver