by Anne Donofrio-Holter
September 12, 2013 • 218 views
El Monte Union High School District
Every Student, Every Minute, Every Day
EMUHSD Names Raul Morales
Classified Employee of the Year
Raul Morales, utility custodian at El Monte High School, has been named the El Monte Union High School District Classified Employee of the Year for 2012-13.
“Mr. Morales was nominated for this honor because of his dedication to his job and his caring for our students,” said then Principal Keith Richardson. “He exhibits pride in his job, carries out his duties with a smile and is always ready to help when needed. His positive attitude serves as a role model for employees and students alike.”
“I enjoy working at El Monte High School and I feel honored to have been selected as the Classified Employee of the Year,” said Morales. “My family was very excited and happy about the award.” Morales was first hired as a night custodian, went on to became a gardener, and then, utility custodian, his current position.
“Raul Morales is a model employee. He personifies doing whatever it takes to promote success for every student, every minute, every day,” said Superintendent Nick Salerno. “Raul is much deserving of this recognition and is a highly valued member of our El Monte Union High School District family.”
The Garfield High School graduate, while growing up a “Bulldog,” has become a Lion at heart. In addition to spending time with his family, the father of three, including a son currently serving in the military, enjoys running and going to the movies.
Morales was honored at a recent Board of Trustees meeting and a plaque in his honor will be on display in the district office board room.