Houston School custodian Robert Sieler named Classified Employee of the Year
Robert Sieler, center, is congratulated on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, by Lodi Unified School District Superintendent Cathy Nichols-Washer and board President Ralph Womack for being the district's Classified Employee of the Year. Sieler is head custodian at Houston School in Acampo.
- Students also honored at meeting
Several students were recognized for their efforts at Tuesday’s Lodi Unified School District board meeting. They include:
Tokay High School student Oscar Leyva and McNair High School student Sophia Dhillon, who were two of about 1,000 teens who received the Gates Millennium Scholarship. There were about 54,000 applicants nationwide, said Tokay Principal Erik Sandstrom. The awards are based on the students’ character and community service as well as their academic achievement.
USA State Skills competition at state meet in San Diego: Lodi High’s Alize Evans won gold medal, Nick Somera took silver and Jazmin Valdez the bronze in architectural design; Jake Ramirez of Lodi High won a gold medal in introductory drafting. Paul Guthrie is the adviser.
Six students who read their poems in the superintendent’s poetry contest. Freshman Jemielleann Quero of Middle College High School was the grand prize winner; first-place honors went to Daniela Gomez, second grade, Live Oak Elementary; Sadora Stafford, fourth grade, Wagner Holt Elementary; Ashlee Brink, fifth grade, Joe Serna Jr. Charter School; Brodie Lytle, eighth grade, Turner Academy. Bear Creek High senior Van Derrick Wasson Jr. also earned a first-place award, but he was unable to attend Tuesday’s board meeting.
— Source: Lodi Unified School District
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am
Robert Sieler is a third-generation employee of the Lodi Unified School District. A 15-year district employee and now head custodian at Houston School in Acampo, Sieler was named the district’s Classified Employee of the Year. He was honored at Tuesday’s Lodi Unified school board meeting.
Sieler is well-known to current and former students. In addition to keeping the Houston grounds clean, he helps set up for afterschool sporting events and dances, and occasionally talks to troubled children having issues at home, he said. In addition, he negotiates contracts with district officials on the behalf of custodians throughout the district.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:00 am.