BPUSD Honors 2022-23 Employees of the Year

Baldwin Park Unified recognized the outstanding employees who go above and beyond to support students, families and staff by celebrating the District’s 2022-23 Employees of the Year, including classified, certificated and management staff.  

Teacher of the Year

Alejandra Covarrubias

Alejandra Covarrubias – Olive Middle School 
Covarrubias teaches seventh-grade Dual Language, sixth-grade English language arts, a study skills class, and as Associated Student Body (ASB) Director, teaches the ASB leadership class.

Adult and Community Teacher of the Year

Brandon Palmer

Brandon Palmer – BPACE  
Palmer serves as a chef instructor of culinary arts.

Certificated Administrator of the Year

Perla Mendez

Perla Mendez – District Office  
Mendez serves as the District’s school psychologist on special assignment.

Classified Administrator of the Year

Lupe Palacios

Lupe Palacios – District Office 
Palacios serves as the Senior Executive Assistant of Human Resources at BPUSD. 

Classified Employee of the Year

Vanessa Alcala Blancas

Vanessa Alcala Blancas – Baldwin Park High School 
Blancas serves as a secretary at BPHS.