AUSD Game Changers



Take a Moment: Applaud Exceptional AUSD Employees with the AUSD Badges Program


Nominate any AUSD staff member or site administrator for the

Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and the Spotlight badge to make them eligible to be selected as a Game Changer


When 2,500 employees on 19 school campuses and at a district office are dedicated to working on behalf of 17,000 students and their families, there are daily stories of kindness, encouragement, and impact on others, moments and stories that are often untold.


The two-tiered recognition program allows nominees for the Above and Beyond the Call of Duty and for Spotlight badges to then be eligible to win the Game Changer badge which will be awarded every month during the school year to two employees, beginning in September 2018.


The two monthly Game Changer winners will each receive a $100 award from Schools First Federal Credit Union, recognition by the AUSD Board of Education, and an article about them in Around Alhambra and Cascades.  Says Carol Chaney with Schools First FCU, This is exactly the kind of program that Schools First loves to support we look for ways to be a part of applauding the great work done by dedicated school employees.


Nominate someone today. Heres how:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Recognition
  3. Click on one of the two badges that you want to choose
  4. Fill out short, fast form:
    • Your name, who you nominate and what they do, how you know them, and very briefly why you want them to be recognized.
  5. Submit






November 2019

Romeo Anselmo
Romeo Anselmo, Programmer Analyst of Technology & Information Services


Louis Torres
Louis Torres, Special Education Teacher and SPED Department Chair at Alhambra High School


October 2019

Tara Baldridge
Tara Baldridge, Transportation Dispatcher


Byron Yip
Byron Yip, Elementary School Teacher at Garfield School


September 2019

Christy Lim
Christy Lim, Middle School Teacher at Granada School


Audrey Yuan
Audrey Yuan, Executive Secretary of Educational Services


May 2019

Angie Heredia, Employee Benefits Specialist Risk Management

Lilia Leung, Bilingual School Community Coordinator at Ynez School


April 2019

Son Lieu, Instructional Specialist of Educational Services


Kathy Mach, Food Services Technician at Food & Nutrition Services


March 2019

Karen Jacobson, English Teacher at Alhambra High School


Yvonne Kim, Elementary School Office Assistant at Ramona School


February 2019

Tam Lai, Intervention Advisor at Granada School


Michael Ramirez, Occupational Therapist at Moor Field/LIFT


January 2019

Scottie Albright, Elementary School Office Assistant at Garfield School


Jeron Carr, Physics Teacher at Mark Keppel High School


December 2018

Michael Dergear, LIFT North Occupational Health Instructional Aide


Valerie Lukjaniec, Ynez Teacher of Special Education and 8th Grade


November 2018

deserie Bradvica, Instructional Specialist of Educational Services


Tony France, Campus Supervisor at Alhambra High School


October 2018

Nicole Manalang, San Gabriel High School's Business and Technology Academy (BTA) Lead, who also teaches 12th grade AP goverment, and three classes of 10th grade world history


Agustin Ramos, Safety and Security Guard at the District Office


September 2018

Joel Sanchez, Senior Custodian at Repetto Elementary


Jurgio Valinhas, Alhambra High School Teacher of Spanish, Honors, and AP Spanish

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