Cobb Schools Celebrates Classified Employees of the Year

Their warmth, kindness, patience, compassion, and knowledge describe the characteristics that make the Classified Employees of the Year such a valuable part of Cobb Schools’ mission of One Team, One Goal, Student Success.  

During the annual luncheon to celebrate Cobb’s top employees from around the district, four staff members were named the 2019-2020 Classified Employee of the Year Level winners.  

  • Elementary School Level: Suzanne Alea, a secretary at Tritt Elementary School 
  • Middle School Level: Janice Frost,a paraprofessional atMcClure Middle School  
  • High School Level:Beth Gibeauta clerk at Sprayberry High School  
  • Central Office Level:Sandra Oliver, a secretary in the School Leadership Division 

The Elementary Level winner from Tritt Elementary School has served Cobb students, staff and parents for 13 years. Suzanne Alea is the “face” of her school and is described as a source of patience and kindness.  

Like Alea, Janice Frost is always kind and patient. That’s part of the reason she was named the Middle School Level Classified Employee of the Year (CEOTY). According to her McClure team members, Frost establishes strong and trusted relationships with each student and their parents. She shows compassion and helps students gain an understanding and ownership of their actions. 

The High School CEOTY, Beth Gibeaut, has transformed and improved the attendance office at Sprayberry High School. She’s described as having a positive influence on the entire school, and even in the most stressful situations, she communicates with grace and poise.  

The Central Office Level winner, Sandra Oliver, has served Cobb Schools as a secretary for 18 years. Her extensive experience combined with her warm and pleasant demeanor helps her navigate challenging situations that impact Cobb staff, students, and parents.  

Because she speaks Spanish fluently, Oliver often serves an interpreter to help members of the school community. 

Cobb’s District Level Teacher of the Year will cement her place in history during a ceremony at Marietta Square on October 8. All of Cobb’s Teachers of the Year will be recognized during the annual Give our Schools a Hand Pep Rally on October 29. 

For a complete list of all the Classified Employees of the Year across the district visit: