January 2019 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.

Stacy Seo

Classified

Stacy joined the district in 2007 and has been a community liaison since she started, currently serving in that role in our Department of Parent and Community Outreach. Fun fact, Stacy was a high school teacher in Korea for 16 years. After a short time here in the U.S. she was given a scholarship from the Korean Parents Association which she used to earn her Master’s Degree in Academic Counseling. She was nominated for this recognition by many parents who say that Stacy is an amazing, enthusiastic person, who is bright and has an unrivaled passion for her job. One parent described Stacy as being proud of GGUSD and that her professional knowledge of the district convinced her to bring her son over from a neighboring school district. Stacy said the she loves her job because she likes to support and help parents and students, especially if they have a language barrier. She has dedicated her time here at GGUSD being an advocate for the district and has truly exemplified what it means to do things “The Garden Grove Way”. She was instrumental in bringing the “10 Education Commandments” to GGUSD which helps parents understand the American education system. She also loves working alongside her amazing co-workers in Parent and Community Outreach.

Louie Gomez

Certificated

Louie joined the district in 2014 and has served as Principal at Doig Intermediate school ever since. Louie says his favorite thing about his job is twofold, “First, working with students at this age is exciting. This is such a transitional time in their lives and I really enjoy seeing moments of childlike behaviors where they seem like young kids and then moments where you see what they will become as future adults. It is amazing to witness their growth. Secondly, working with such a supportive staff both at my site and at the district level. I have really felt like a member of the GGUSD family in my few short years that I have been a part of this team.” Kelly McAmis, GGUSD Assisstant Superintendent of Secondary Education had this to say about Mr. Gomez “One of the best things that has happened to the Garden Grove Unified School District was having Louie Gomez join the GGUSD family. He is a natural leader. Louie has the ability to inspire, prod, and collaborate to get the best out of a working group. He has the ability to develop exceptional vision and generate the enthusiasm required to carry it out. Louie is valued and respected by his staff, students and parents because he is the type of leader who rises to the top by lifting up those around him. His honesty and openness make him a person who is easy to trust. Louie has an incredibly strong work ethic and an unwavering commitment to ensuring his students access quality and rigorous instruction with high expectations for all students. Louie is a difference maker and he definitely does make a difference for the students and parents at Doig Intermediate School.”