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.