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CSEY Application Documentation Instructions

Instructions for completing the Documentation component of the Classified School Employees of the Year (CSEY) Application.

This web page contains information about the requirements for the Documentation component that must be completed and uploaded into the Classified School Employees of the Year (CSEY) Application.

Documentation Format

The Documentation must be uploaded into the 2022 CSEY Application (Online Survey) as one complete file in Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat.

The Documentation is limited to eight pages, formatted as follows:

  • 1-inch margins
  • Arial size 12-point font
  • Single-spaced

The Documentation should be named as follows: County Name, District Name, Nominee First Name and Last Name, followed by Occupational Specialty. (Do not include the words "school district" or "county.") For example: Orange Garden Grove Unified Jane Smith Food and Nutrition Services.

The Documentation should include page breaks so that each component has its own page. For each component, include the name of the component followed by the required information. Each component has its own word or page maximum. The name of the component will not count towards the requirement word count.

Documentation Components

The Documentation must include the following components:

Cover Page

Requirement: Include a Cover Page. (Not to exceed one page.) The Cover Page should include the nominee:

  • First Name and Last Name
  • Occupational Specialty
  • Current Job Title, Number of years in current position
  • School/District/County Name Where the Nominee is Employed, City
  • School District, County
Demonstrations of Excellence - Work Performance

Requirement: Include a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in work performance. (Not to exceed 250 words.)

Demonstrations of Excellence - School and Community Involvement

Requirement: Include a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in school and community involvement. (Not to exceed 250 words.)

Demonstrations of Excellence - Leadership and Commitment

Requirement: Include a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in leadership and commitment. (Not to exceed 250 words.)

Demonstrations of Excellence - Local Support

Requirement: Include a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in local support. (Not to exceed 250 words.)

Demonstrations of Excellence - Enhancement

Requirement: Include a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in enhancement. (Not to exceed 250 words.)

Demonstrations of Excellence - Any Other Areas

Requirement: Include a description of how the nominee demonstrates excellence in any other areas. (Not to exceed 250 words.)

Headshot

Requirement: Include a headshot. (Not to exceed one page.) The headshot should be in:

  • Color
  • Portrait Orientation
  • 5 x 7 inches
Questions: Awards Unit | awards@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0842 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, February 16, 2022