Nick Covino, the multitalented instructional assistant/computer lab staff member at , has been named January 2011 Classified Employee of the Month. He was honored at the Jan. 12, 2011, board of trustees meeting.
Poinsettia Principal Steve Ahle calls Covino “The Man” when it comes to all things tech. He says: “Nick has a wealth of knowledge, vast experience and the never-ending energy to make students’ technological learning a great experience. He utilizes his multimedia expertise to help students produce PowerPoints and character education videos that reinforce good choices from the kids’ point of view. Nick’s professionalism and attitude are the reasons we have been sought out by educators across California to witness what is possible in technology and media tools for the learning process. Nick is very deserving of this honor, and I am thrilled to have him on staff.”
Saying that Poinsettia is “a techie's playground,” and that he loves his job, Covino reports, “From computer networking and teaching multimedia to changing print cartridges and setting up AV, I enjoy every aspect of my position. The friends I work with are amazing teachers and appreciate what I do. Working with kids and making a difference makes me feel great every day.”
Classified employees of the month are nominated by district administrators for consistently performing above and beyond in the scope of their jobs.