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Employee of the Month

At EDCC, we truly value every one of our employees. We have dedicated this page to acknowledging and congratulating them for their extraordinary efforts and success in helping to make EDCC the best enrichment program in the Tri-Valley!  Each month we will highlight one new employee for their accomplishments.

It gives me great pleasure to nominate Micaela as EDCC’s Employee of the Month.  She’s worked for EDCC for five years, where she held the position of a teacher. In August of last year, Micaela was transferred to Dougherty and was promoted as the Lead Teacher in the Dolphin’s classroom.

Micaela transitioned smoothly and demonstrated her natural leadership and teaching skills.  She is an energetic and motivational classroom teacher who continues to strive for excellence.  Her passion for teaching is evident by the smiles of all her students.

Micaela can connect and communicate using a student-centered approach that fosters creativity, expression, and leadership.  Her students feel supported and heard.  She often opens new doors for her students by introducing them to abilities they didn’t think they had.  Her activities are filled with energy ranging from innovative group work to probing experiment’s.

Micaela has proven herself as an exceptional team player and a natural teacher.  For this reason, I truly believe she deserves the recognition of EDCC’s Employee of the Month.

Alexandra Ferraro – Kolb Elementary Site Director

It is with great pleasure that I nominate Alex Ferraro the Site Director at Kolb EDCC as this months employee of the month.  As you know, this past year was difficult in many ways for everyone but Alex stepped up to offer help in anyway that she could.  She is a hard working, caring, and knowledgeable leader.

Alex showed what it means to be a team player by taking on other administration roles in order to help the company succeed.  She is always willing to learn more, provide support to her staff through monthly one on ones and maintains a wonderful partnership with the DUSD staff on campus.

I am so grateful to have Alex on the Upper Management Leadership Team because her dedication to improving afterschool care and her continuous goal to being a lifelong learner really help enforce our common mission in being the best in the Tri-Valley.

Alex has shown her passion and dedication to EDCC and I am so thrilled that we can recognize her for her extra efforts.  Congratulations Alex!!!!

It is my honor to nominate this particular employee for the employee of the month! She encompasses every aspect of an exceptional employee. She is dedicated, reliable, caring, a team player and always gives 110%. Honestly, I could go on and on with positive qualities as they are endless.


Kealy has been a part of the EDCC family since she was in 1st grade! She attended EDCC at Frederiksen Elementary when she was a child and decided to come back and work for us. We are so happy she made the decision to do this as she has been a wonderful asset to our team.

Her warm and bubbly personality allows her to create positive relationships with the kids and her fellow teachers. Her passion for children shows whether she is teaching a lesson or playing with them at recess because she connects with them in such a way that forms a strong bond. 

Due to the Pandemic, Kealy was able to stay with us for an extra year and we are so grateful for that. Sadly, she will be leaving at the end of July to attend college at Chico State. We can’t help but feel sad to see her go but we are happy she will be able to pursue her dream of becoming a classroom Teacher!

We are excited to be spending another summer with her but when she goes, she will definitely be missed by everyone. Thank you for always giving your all and helping make our team the best it can be. Congratulations Kealy, you truly deserve to take home this award!


I am so proud  to nominate Mrs. Meena  as our employee of the Month.  Mrs. Meena has been with EDCC Walnut Grove since September of 2018.  She continues to surprise me with her endless stories and is always sharing her amazing recipes,  has the kindest heart and is very mindful of the needs of each and every child in our care.  

Meena is definitely a team player and has a can do attitude.  Anytime I ask her to do something she never complains and jumps right in.  She is Ms. Jess’s right hand when it comes to curriculum, licensing requirements and so much more. 

Meena has many qualities that make her an exceptional employee. She is knowledgeable, dedicated to her work, and an overall wonderful employee.  We are so grateful to have her on our  team.   I am so pleased to award  Mrs. Meena  Kathiresan with this month’s award of “employee of the month”.   You’re a Rock Star!

There is so much to be said about this teacher and even more to thank her for. It is almost indescribable how valuable she has become to our center in such a short amount of time. While this teacher has not worked for EDCC for very long at all, she has quickly become a part of our family at Dublin El EDCC and embraced her role wholeheartedly. She is adored by her students, inspiring to her fellow teachers, and appreciated by her director. Her ideas are endless and refreshing as she gets so excited to bring forth new things to better the center. To say that she is always one step ahead and on her toes ready for anything is an understatement. She goes above and beyond each day and does it all out of dedication and pride. 

She has added a very special touch all over the center that is so unique and joyful. Each one of her students trusts her and she gives them 100% of herself every day. She is reliable, communicative, and ready to take on anything at any time. It is very easy to see that she loves her job and enjoys being in her role. She is the prime example of what you would think of when you imagine what a great teacher would be. There is nothing that seems to get in her way, the word “can’t” is not in her vocabulary. Instead, it may just mean an obstacle to go around and she meets that challenge all the time. It is truly impressive how much she can juggle at any given time while making sure that all of her students are on task with their zoom meetings, assignments, and everything in between. It almost seems like she is a superhero in teacher form. 

She heavily impressed her director and fellow teachers on her very first day here when she was being trained by Ms. Amanda before beginning at another center almost a year ago. Since then, we wanted her back. We were so thrilled to welcome her back during the summer and even more when she agreed to take over as lead teacher only a few months ago. She was made for this role and is doing absolutely fantastic. Please help in congratulating Ms. Evelyn as she is awarded teacher of the month. 


Trina Salgado

It is with great pleasure that I nominate Trina Salgado as an employee of the month. Although she has only been working for EDCC for two years, she has demonstrated extraordinary commitment not only to the company but also to her teaching skills.

She takes it upon herself to provide exceptional support to her fellow teaching team members. She understands their individual needs and seeks means to help them improve and excel in their skills. She not only inspires her fellow teachers but inspires the children in her class to never give up, stand with confidence and always remember to use their “leadership voice.”

She treats each of her students with great respect and dignity.  She has helped create a positive environment that is very child-oriented and focuses on building positive self-esteem through high standards and well-planned lessons. She teaches with passion and enthusiasm and it’s amazing to see. Even our parents wait to pick up their children so they can watch her teach a lesson.

She is helpful, caring, and resourceful, and happy to offer service no matter the task. She often performs above and beyond and recently offered her expertise and teaching skills to our Directors. She showed us an old curriculum can be brought back to life with a more vibrant and exciting approach. Even though this was not required of her, she did so willingly and cheerfully! Thanks to her I think we all have our own “personal clap” Aloha to that!

She has proven herself as a fantastic team player and a natural leader. She is always cheerful and exceptional in everything she does. Her quick wit, attention to detail, and loyalty to EDCC deserve recognition and Trina is a true candidate for Teacher of the Month!

I am so excited to nominate Mrs. Sreyasi as our Employee of the Month for March. Although she has only been a teacher at EDCC Walnut Grove for a year, we cannot imagine EDCC without her. While we were in the shelter in place, she was one of the first teachers to volunteer to read a Zoom story for our students. Her laugh is contagious, and she is such a joy to be around! 

Sreyasi has a kind and gentle nature, which the children love.  She is definitely a team player in every sense of the word. Whenever there is something that needs to be done, she will be one of the first to volunteer, and she always helps her co-workers whenever needed.

She has many qualities that make her an exceptional employee. Sreyasi is flexible, dedicated, and we are so pleased to recognize Sreyasi for her accomplishments at EDCC in such a short time.  Congratulations!!!!

Jacky Arroyo
Jacky Arroyo

I am pleased to nominate this wonderful employee of mine. She has been working for EDCC for over 5 years now and we are so happy she is on our team. To say she is a hard worker is an understatement. Not only does she work at EDCC full time, but she is also taking college classes, she has a second job outside of EDCC and she always puts her family’s needs ahead of her own. Outside of work, Jacky enjoys spending time with her family (especially her little brother) and friends when she has time away from her busy schedule.

She is definitely a team player in every sense of the word. Whenever there is something that needs to be done she will be one of the first to volunteer and she always helps her fellow co-workers whenever it’s needed. She is committed to improving herself and always strives to conquer her goals. The kids really enjoy having her as their Teacher and it shows through the relationships she has created with them.

She has many qualities that make her an exceptional employee… dedicated, reliable, responsible, hard worker, and team player are just a few qualities that come to mind when I think about her. I am pleased to award Jacky Arroyo with this month’s award of “employee of the month”. Congratulations Jacky!