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 May 2022 is:

Peyton Hickman, Teacher – Cerro Villa Middle School

Peyton is retiring this June after serving as both a teacher and an administrator in OUSD. He truly embodies all of the District’s core values. Peyton is caring, helpful, humble, personable and works for equity and inclusion for all students. He is a true leader on our campus, and will be missed by our staff and students.

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


Peyton Hickman, May 2022 Employee of the Month