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District Honors Site People of the Year

Moreland is thrilled to announce our District-Wide People of the Year winners who were honored at the May 10, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting. Congratulations to District-wide Certificated Person of the Year Kimberly Miller, the District Certificated School Nurse in the District Office, District-wide Classified Person of the Year Shelly Aamold from Moreland Middle School, and Moreland's Administrator of the Year Tanya De La Cruz, Public Information Officer. The District-wide winners will go on to represent Moreland at the Santa Clara County Office of Education Certificated/Teacher of the Year and Classified Person of the Year celebrations.  You can view the Facebook Live Stream recording at .

The Moreland School District has a Strategic Plan Goal to "Attract, Support and Retain Exemplary Staff."  One way this is achieved is through celebrating the achievements of staff with letters, awards, celebrations, and receptions.  As voted by their school sites, here are the 2022 People of the Year:


School Site

Teacher (Certificated Person of the Year


Classified Person of the Year



Melissa Vargas

TK/Kinder Teacher

Lindsey Edmonds

Intervention Aide


Sierra Vance

1st Grade Teacher

Deborah Waters

Office Assistant

Country Lane

Satomi Fujikawa

3rd Grade Teacher

Linda Lighthouse

Administrative Assistant

Easterbrook Discovery School

Rebecca Ayer

Music Teacher

Sunday Wallace

Instructional Aide

Latimer School

Keith Potthoff

4th Grade Teacher

Maria Vega

Office Assistant

Moreland Middle School

Kristi Kirwan

7th/8th Grade Reading, Language Arts, Social Studies Core Teacher

Shelly Aamold

Administrative Assistant

Payne Elementary School

Debbie Boles

Intervention Teacher

Melanie Rafferty

Library Specialist

Licensed Preschool

Susie Morales

Preschool Teacher


District Office

Kimberly Miller

Certificated School Nurse

Rod Martinez

Delivery Driver


Tanya De La Cruz

Public Information Officer