Stanton guidance specialist named Employee of the Year

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Donna Kelly, a guidance specialist at Stanton Academy, was named ESD 105's Classified School Employee of the Year at a school board meeting Friday morning.
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A guidance specialist from Stanton Academy in Yakima received a special honor this morning.

Donna Kelly was named the Regional Classified School Employee of the Year. She's been with Stanton Academy since 1999. The award recognizes excellent service to the school community from any staff member in the district. Stanton's principal says students give her credit for pushing them to work harder.

"Each and every student that comes though our doors to register is important," said Kelly. "We work hard that we create an atmosphere where students want to stay and that they can learn to value education and be a lifelong learner."

Kelly is now one of nine candidates up for the 2014 state employee of the year.