Excellence in Education Awards
2023 Excellence In Education Award Recipients
This award, given by the Yakima business community and co-chaired by Carmela Solorzano and Drew Harris, honors the teacher or certified educator profession by awarding individuals who positively impact the lives and futures of their students.
The purpose of this award is to recognize the outstanding achievements of Yakima Public Schools’ classified employees. It honors those employees who consistently demonstrate outstanding work performance, exemplary leadership, collaboration, and dedication to the district and its mission every day.
The business community awards the annual Crystal Apple awards for Yakima School District certificated employees like teachers, counselors, etc.
Our Shining Star award, known historically as the classified employee of the year award has been awarded to over 150 employees in the Yakima School District. We look forward to adding more to the list this year!