Monthly EDGE Recognition

“YOU’VE GOT THE EDGE” Employee of the Month Recognition program has been designed with the District’s Core Values in mind.  This program encourages outstanding customer service in the workplace in fulfillment of the District’s new Strategic Plan. It increases awareness of the goals and values as well as the importance and significance of outstanding performance.

Certificated and Classified employees who have been nominated by their peers, co-workers, and/or supervisors are selected for exemplifying the following core values:

  • Integrity - We embrace a culture of ethical and transparent decision-making and actions.
  • Equity - We promote inclusive and culturally relevant environments by supporting the social-emotional and intellectual needs of all.
  • Respect - We advocate for strong, compassionate relationships that appreciate the unique qualities of our diverse community.
  • Excellence - We strive for the highest standards in all endeavors by deliberately pursuing continuous growth and innovation.

The recipient of the “YOU’VE GOT THE EDGE” award for September 2021 is:

Justin Hale, School Clerk at Canyon  High School

“Congratulations Justin!  Justin goes above and beyond to serve the staff and students at Canyon  High School, and he consistently makes decisions that reflect The Canyon  Way and OUSD’s EDGE.  

The Canyon Staff Administration had this to say about Justin:  "Justin Hale warmly welcomes, listens to, accurately directs, supports  and/or troubleshoots the needs of Canyon’s visitors, callers, and emailers.  Justin’s courtesy and respect for others set an exceptional standard of service because he routinely does one more thing to extend excellence to our community. Justin’s standard of service is matched by the integrity he approaches all tasks—both large and small—with throughout the day.  Justin’s decisions are student and staff first, which yields him tremendous respect and admiration from our community and staff." 

Congratulations Justin, the Board of Education thanks you for your dedication and devotion to the Orange Unified School District.


Justin Hale at Canyon High School receives the EDGE award


Justin Hale at Canyon High School receives the EDGE award