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Top Workplace Award
Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD (SCUC ISD) has been named a 2019 Top Workplace for the sixth consecutive year, and the seventh time in nine years, by the San Antonio Express-News. The honor was bestowed at a luncheon held at the JW Marriott in San Antonio on October 10th.
SCUC ISD finished among the top eighteen companies or non-profits in the Large Employer category (500 or more employees) and will be listed with other companies who attained that distinction in the October 13, 2019 edition of the San Antonio Express-News. It was the only public school district designated as a Top Workplace.
The newspaper partners with Energage, an independent research firm that administers online surveys to employees, to identify the best places to work in the greater San Antonio area. Survey results are verified by an independent organization.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Greg Gibson attended the luncheon, along with Dr. Damon Edwards, Deputy Superintendent; Jerry Perkins, SCUC ISD Board Secretary; and six other school district employees.
“We utilize the Top Workplace survey to get better and not to win an award,” said Dr. Gibson. “However it is nice to win the award and it is only fitting because we have the top staff in the greater San Antonio area.”
SCUC ISD is the largest employer in Guadalupe County, with a staff of nearly 2,000 employees. It has also earned “Superior” ratings in the Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) every year since its establishment in 2002. FIRST measures the quality of a school district’s financial management practices.
“This is just another demonstration of how well we’re serving the employees at SCUC ISD,” said Mr. Perkins. “In turn, how we serve our employees reflects how we serve our stakeholders.”
Joining Dr. Gibson, Dr. Edwards, and Mr. Perkins at the luncheon were: Jana Cervantes, principal at Byron P. Steele High School; Becky Williams, teacher at Byron P. Steele; Carolyn Connelley, teacher at Rose Garden Elementary School; Mona Schuster, accountant in the Finance Department; Debra West, bus driver; and Patricia Blanco, Child Nutrition employee at Watts Elementary School.
What SCUC ISD employees are saying about the Top Workplace Award:
Jana Cervantes, Principal, Byron P. Steele High School
“Feeling respected and appreciated is the key to being a successful leader. It is awesome to be able to pick from a large pool of candidates that want to work at SCUC ISD.”
Carolyn Connelley, Teacher, Rose Garden Elementary School
“As an employee of this district, it is clear to see why it has earned the Top Workplace distinction. I am an integral part of meaningful collaboration among highly motivated and inspirational professionals who empower students to fulfill their lifelong potential. What an honor to be a part of an organization dedicated to making this world a better place to live... one student at a time!”
Becky Williams, Teacher, Byron P. Steele High School
“Working in a district that has earned the Top Workplace distinction means that as a teacher my needs e being met and thus I am able to provide the best education possible to my students. The fact that my supervisors support and care about my success enables me to be an efficient and effective educator.”
Patricia Blanco, Child Nutrition, Watts Elementary School.
“This is great. I work for an amazing school district.”
Priority 2 – High-performing and Engaged Workforce