May 2024 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.

Laura Andalon


Our Classified Employee of the Month is Laura Andalon. Laura joined the district in 2020 and serves as the secretary at Stanford Elementary School. She was nominated for this award by a parent at Stanford who said Laura is always on top of everything, extremely helpful to parents and such a pleasant person. Laura demonstrates the Garden Grove Way by providing families with excellent customer service and treating everyone with kindness. She knows the community and dedicates each day to ensuring that the office at Stanford is a welcoming place. Laura goes above and beyond in supporting the school administrator, staff, students and school community!

Thuy Tran


Our certificated Employee of the Month is Thuy Tran who joined the district in 2014 as an MS teacher, first at Fitz Intermediate and currently at Bell Intermediate since 2015. She has also taught adult education at the Lincoln Education Center for the past three years. Thuy was nominated for this recognition by staff members who are inspired by the numerous opportunities she provides her students as well as all that Thuy does to support the school as a whole including her work with Bell Buddies, Vietnamese Club and Academic Triathlon and the huge Thanksgiving Feast that she organizes each year. She was also nominated by a parent who is grateful for the love and support she gives to children and the creative ways she engages her students in learning!