April 2021 Employee of the Month - Congratulations to Catherine Dierking, Sr. Staff Clerk/Registrar at Cerro Villa Middle School

“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 April 2021 is:

Catherine Dierking, Sr. Staff Clerk/Registrar at Cerro Villa Middle School

“Congratulations Catherine!  Catherine goes above and beyond to serve the staff, students, and community of Orange Unified.

Lisa Ogan, Principal, Cerro Villa Middle School had this say about Catherine: “Catherine has demonstrated the core values of integrity, equity, respect, and excellence.  She embodies these core values by providing quality service and high standards in her work.  Catherine is usually the first "face" that students see when enrolling in our school.  She greets students and families into our Wellness Center with positive enthusiasm. Catherine is a consummate professional who maintains personal and confidential information with grace and kindness. She is ALWAYS a team player and very deserving of this honor. Cerro Villa is so fortunate to have her!”

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








The Orange Unified School District educates approximately 28,000 K-12 grade students in the Cities of Orange, Villa Park, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Santa Ana, and unincorporated county areas.  In partnership with our community, we provide a safe, equitable, and innovative culture of learning for each scholar to have a competitive EDGE as a leader.