Angelica Basquez

Classified Employee of the Year


Angelica Basquez refuses to let geographic distance prevent her from connecting migrant students and families with educational opportunities. Her primary service area includes the Palo Verde Unified School District and the Palm Springs Unified School District. Her time on Interstate 10 often includes driving the Bookmobile—a converted RV that serves as a library-on-wheels for students living in the furthest corners of Riverside County. As a former migrant student herself, Angelica’s passion is to demonstrate the opportunity that education can provide for all students—regardless of their situation. Angelica has built trust within the migrant community—a vital necessity for spreading the word about the value of the program. Her colleagues describe her as “a one of a kind employee” who steps up as a team player to fill any need.

Angelica's Message

“I am pleased, honored and humbled to receive this award. I truly admire this program and thank RCOE for giving me the opportunity to work for them. As a migrant student myself, the program inspired me along with Dr. Eliseo Davalos who guided me to have the passion to end up working for Migrant Education. Thank you to Myra Sanchez, Director; Maria Ponce, Coordinator; Deborah Ramirez, SEA Reviewer; Sandra Adolph, Community Assistant; Irma Flores, Secretary; Michelle Bondora, Secretary and Lorraine Cornejo, Office Representative, for your support and having the privilege to work to fulfill every student’s life.Thank you to my husband Ruben, and my children, David, Vanessa, Atalee, Daisy and Dora, for their encouragement and support.Thank you to the rest of my family, especially my parents Jesus and Raquel Fernandez, for showing me values and how to work with integrity.”