September 2023 Employees of the Month

GGUSD’s Employee of the Month program is designed to recognize employees who: put others first; go above and beyond to make a difference in their role; carry out each day with a positive attitude and strong work ethic and demonstrate innovation, leadership, and passion for their job.

Angelique Armstrong


Our Classified Employee of the Month is Angelique Armstrong.  Angelique joined the district in 2017 as a part-time School Office Clerk 1 at the Adult Transition Program at Jordan where she currently serves.  Angelique was nominated for this recognition by a staff member who said she is highly-valued by the Jordan ATP community for her positive attitude and exceptional customer service skills.  Angelique is known by her colleagues for her willingness to provide support wherever needed, her dedication to the job and her consistent professionalism. Angelique has a calming presence, demonstrates humility, and provides immeasurable support to the staff, students and families at Jordan.  Angelique is a wonderful example of the Garden Grove Way!

Dawn Loya-Huizar


Our Certificated Employee of the month is Dawn Loya-Huizar who has been serving as a preschool teacher at Clinton Corner Family Campus since she joined the district in 2006. Dawn was nominated for this recognition by parents who said that Dawn has made a tremendous difference in the lives of their children. Dawn does a phenomenal job of providing an engaging learning environment that helps students feel safe at school. One parent said, “Mrs. Huizar provided excellent communication about our daughter who had challenging meltdowns adjusting to school. She gave our daughter so much confidence that now, she even wants to go to school on the weekends.” Dawn’s care for students extends to their families, with one parent sharing how Dawn supported her daughter when her father tragically passed away, even donating her own car seat to the family.  Her shining love of students and the Clinton Corner community is a heart-warming demonstration of the Garden Grove Way. 

Both Angelique and Dawn are joined tonight by family and colleagues.