Their warmth, kindness, patience, compassion, and knowledge describe the characteristics that make the Classified Employees of the Year (CEOY) such a valuable part of Cobb Schools’ mission of One Team, One Goal, Student Success.

During the annual luncheon to celebrate Cobb’s top employees from around the district, two staff members from East Cobb schools were named the 2019-2020 Classified Employee of the Year Level winners for the whole county:

• Elementary School Level: Suzanne Alea, secretary at Tritt Elementary School
• High School Level: Beth Gibeaut, clerk at Sprayberry High School

The Elementary Level winner from Tritt Elementary School has served Cobb students, staff and parents for 13 years. Suzanne Alea is the “face” of her school and is described as a source of patience and kindness.

The High School CEOTY, Beth Gibeaut, has transformed and improved the attendance office at Sprayberry High School. She’s described as having a positive influence on the entire school, and even in the most stressful situations, she communicates with grace and poise.

Cobb’s District Level Teacher of the Year will cement her place in history during a ceremony at Marietta Square on October 8. All of Cobb’s Teachers of the Year will be recognized during the annual Give our Schools a Hand Pep Rally on October 29.

CLASSIFIED EMPLOYEES OF THE YEAR FROM EAST COBB PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Kathy Matyus . . . . . . . Kindergarten Parapro . . . Addison E.S.
Lynne Holland . . . . . . Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . Bells Ferry E.S.
Mandy Roberson . . . . . MOID Parapro . . . . . . . . Blackwell E.S.
Marie Gatz . . . . . . . . Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brumby E.S.
Stacy Meriaux . . . . . . PPO Clerk . . . . . . . . . . Daniell M.S
Marina Morris . . . . . . . Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . Davis E.S.
Lauren Seckman . . . . . PPO Clerk . . . . . . . . . . Dickerson M.S.
Sara Khosravi . . . . . . . Media/SPED Parapro . . . . Dodgen M.S.
Michelle Smith . . . . . . Café Manager . . . . . . . East Cobb M.S.
Kristin Cronk . . . . . . . Food Service Manager . . . East Side E.S.
Kendall Deshotels . . . . SPED Parapro . . . . . . . . Eastvalley E.S.
Mary-Kathyrn Trichell . . Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . Garrison Mill E.S.
Ally Thackston . . . . . . SPED Parapro . . . . . . . Hightower Trail M.S.
Bill Glass . . . . . . . . . Custodian . . . . . . . . . . Keheley E.S.
Crystelle Westhoff . . . . Counseling Clerk 4 . . . . . Kell H.S.
Kim McMasters . . . . . . PE Parapro . . . . . . . . . . Kincaid E.S.
Sara Basler . . . . . . . . Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lassister H.S.
Debbie Dempsey . . . . PPO Clerk . . . . . . . . . . Mabry M.S.
Rebecca Slade. . . . . . Nurse . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCleskey M.S.
Cherie Vodopia . . . . . Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Bethel E.S.
Teri Benoit . . . . . . . . . SPED Parapro . . . . . . . . Mountain View E.S.
Jennifer Gettys . . . . . . Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . Murdock E.S.
Jill Colacicco . . . . . . . Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicholson E.S.
June Wilson . . . . . . . . Custodian . . . . . . . . . . Pope H.S.
Ana Cristina Clinton . . . Parent Liaison . . . . . . . . Powers Ferry E.S.
Lisa Dick . . . . . . . . . Specialist Parapro . . . . . . Rocky Mount E.S.
Rhonda Hester . . . . . . Kindergarten Parapro . . . . Sedalia Park E.S.
Moira McDonough . . . . PE Parapro . . . . . . . . . . Shallowford Falls E.S.
Laura Shutt . . . . . . . . Clerk . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simpson M.S.
Nancy Crenshaw . . . . Kindergarten Parapro . . . . Sope Creek E.S.
Beth Gibeaut . . . . . . . PPO Clerk . . . . . . . . . . Sprayberry H.S.
Suzanne Alea . . . . . . Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . Tritt E.S.
Anilda Cook . . . . . . . Scheduling Clerk . . . . . . Walton H.S.
Robert Marbach . . . . . Custodian . . . . . . . . . . Wheeler H.S.