When she got the good news in a voicemail, Linda Benuto was so stunned that she listened to it twice to make sure she heard it right — yep, she’s Sacramento County’s “Classified Employee of the Year” among office and technical staff.
Benuto now qualifies for consideration in the state Classified Employee of the Year competition. “I feel like I’m on ‘American Idol’ and I just got the ticket to go to Hollywood,” she quipped. “Even if I’m not chosen, it’s a beautiful experience.”
At NUSD, Benuto is known for reaching out to others. One of her key responsibilities is to recruit and assign substitute employees. Nomination documents used to select Benuto in January as district Classified Employee of the Year said she “works diligently and constantly on ensuring that all substitute needs are met. This impacts every department, program, staff and student in the district.”
Benuto is “constantly working to problem-solve and meet the needs of everyone,” the nomination added. “She is always kind and, while under high amounts of stress, still treats everyone with respect.” Read more about her here.