Rick Nieves Honored as Employee of the Year for Keeping High Schools Safe
Carlsbad Patch - almost 5 years
Richard (Rick) Nieves has been selected as Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) 2012 Classified Employee of the Year. He and finalists Calavera Hills Middle School Special Education Instructional Assistant Carol Fredericks and Buena Vista Elementary Night Custodian Angel Santiago were honored at the May 9, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting. Nieves will vie for countywide classified employee honors.
A 1972 Carlsbad High School graduate and son of a former CUSD employee, Nieves offers a sincere commitment to his job, the District and the community. Confiding that he was “surprised and very honored” to be selected, Nieves says the students always come first. He notes, “I enjoy being able to provide our students with a safe environment; one in which they can thrive.”
Nieves, who joined the District in 1997, served as Campus Safety Assistant at Carlsbad Village Academy (CVA) before moving to Carlsbad High School. CVA Principal Keith Holley praised Nieves as “a transformational force
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