Woodland counselor honored for work

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Woodland — Mary Ann Sturdivan was named 2017 Classified School Employee of the Year for the Educational Service District 112 region, an award given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction to recognize an outstanding classified school employee in each ESD region of the state. Sturdivan is a career counselor at Woodland High School. Her job originally consisted of coordinating the school’s Senior Culminating Project, but she worked to develop other programs at the school, including its community job fair, which allowed seniors an opportunity to practice resume writing and job-interviewing skills with local employers. She also worked on the school’s electronic scholarship application in partnership with other staff, the development of the Service Opportunities web page, organization of the first Woodland Community Career Fair and a student pantry.