Professional Development: Striving for Excellence​

“It Starts With Us”

1st Classified Employee Conference

Monday, January 13, 2020
Madera South High School Campus

• Speakers • Workshop Sessions • Vendor Exhibits
• Refreshments • Raffle • Prizes


Dee Hankins

Keynote Speaker

I did not drop out of high school and I definitely did not end up in prison. As a matter of fact, I graduated from California State University; Long Beach with a B.S. in Criminal Justice. I’ve come to realize that God has blessed me with a gift of speaking and a story to tell. Life has challenges, some small, some big, and my job is to help inspire people to win them, ESPECIALLY MY FAMILY: CURRENT AND FORMER FOSTER YOUTH. I am now on a mission to show every student that they can have a chance at a successful future… no matter their background!


Sayra Vasquez

Co-host of Despierta Valle Central
with Univisión

I was born in Guadalajara Jalisco, Mexico and moved to the United States with my family at the age of 13. I attended the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), where I studied international relations. In 1996, I helped create the only Spanish speaking newscast in Northern Nevada at KUVR Channel 68, a Univision affiliate at that time, where I worked as a News anchor and Reporter before moving to Fresno to work at KFTV Channel 21, Univision. One of my main goals is to be a positive role model, especially for the Hispanic youth. 



We are seeking support from the community to help offset professional development costs for the classified employees who live and play in Madera. Please consider one of our sponsorship listed below. We deeply appreciate your interest in our efforts to support the educational opportunities for all the classified employees of Madera Unified.

Classified Super Star Sponsor
$2,500 Contribution

Classified Champion Sponsor
$1,500 Contribution

Classified Hero Sponsor
$1,000 Contribution

Classified "We Believe" Sponsor
$500 Contribution

Classified "Friend" Sponsor
$50 Contribution

Super Star

$ 2,500


$ 1,500


$ 1,000

“We Believe”

$ 500


$ 50




Isabel Barreras
Director of Personnel Commission

Kent Albertson
Chief of Human Resources

Madera Unified School District
(559) 675-4500

MON-FRI 9:00am - 5:00pm