School district recognizes pair of employees at elementary school
Maria Woodard takes a picture of (left to right) Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi, Donna Burkman, Kristie Cooper, Mariam Nasiry of California Credit Union and Principal Deb Stilson after Cooper and Burkman were recognized for their work at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge outstanding teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal
By Nikolas Samuels
Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

The California Credit Union honored two additional employees at its third recognition event at Pinetree Community School Tuesday.

Honorees of the event included school office manager Kristie Cooper and first grade teacher Donna Burkman.

“Oh my word, (I’m) just so honored and just humbled by it really,” said Burkman, who has taught at Pinetree since 1998.  “I feel blessed to work with so many people that care about their job. It inspires me.”

Cooper, who began working at the school last year, was equally as humbled by the experience.

“I am just so honored. I have been at Pinetree for such a short period of time,” she said.  “I have developed amazing relationships…I couldn’t do it without everybody.”

Tuesday’s recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the Sulphur Springs Union School District and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge outstanding teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites.

Click here to read The Signal’s full article about the recognitions.

Donna Burkman is shocked to hear that she is being recognized by The Sulphur Springs Union School District and California Credit Union for being a teacher at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

Office manager Kristie Cooper smiles as she is recognized for being an employee with Mariam Nasiry of California Credit Union, right, and Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi of the Sulphur Springs Union School District at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi, of the Sulphur Springs Union School District left, shakes Donna Burkman’s hand after she is recognized for being a teacher at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the California Credit Union to acknowledge teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

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Maria Woodard takes a picture of (left to right) Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi, Donna Burkman, Kristie Cooper, Mariam Nasiry of California Credit Union and Principal Deb Stilson after Cooper and Burkman were recognized for their work at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge outstanding teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

School district recognizes pair of employees at elementary school

The California Credit Union honored two additional employees at its third recognition event at Pinetree Community School Tuesday.

Honorees of the event included school office manager Kristie Cooper and first grade teacher Donna Burkman.

“Oh my word, (I’m) just so honored and just humbled by it really,” said Burkman, who has taught at Pinetree since 1998.  “I feel blessed to work with so many people that care about their job. It inspires me.”

Cooper, who began working at the school last year, was equally as humbled by the experience.

“I am just so honored. I have been at Pinetree for such a short period of time,” she said.  “I have developed amazing relationships…I couldn’t do it without everybody.”

Tuesday’s recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the Sulphur Springs Union School District and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge outstanding teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites.

Click here to read The Signal’s full article about the recognitions.

Donna Burkman is shocked to hear that she is being recognized by The Sulphur Springs Union School District and California Credit Union for being a teacher at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

Office manager Kristie Cooper smiles as she is recognized for being an employee with Mariam Nasiry of California Credit Union, right, and Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi of the Sulphur Springs Union School District at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the nonprofit credit union to acknowledge teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal

 

Superintendent Catherine Kawaguchi, of the Sulphur Springs Union School District left, shakes Donna Burkman’s hand after she is recognized for being a teacher at Pinetree Community School in Canyon Country on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2017. The recognition was part of a yearlong partnership between the district and the California Credit Union to acknowledge teachers and employees at each of the district’s nine school sites. Nikolas Samuels/The Signal