2023 Saluting Educator (Classified): Donnie Samano Jr.
Donnie Samano Jr. | Clerk Typist III
Bear Valley Elementary School
Donnie Samano Jr. embodies the Classified Staff Member of the Year. Donnie is
pleasant, friendly and the community loves Mr. Donnie! He started with Think Together
at Armada Elementary but joined the Bear Valley team last school year and has made
a positive impact on the school community as a Clerk Typist III. Donnie’s warmth lights
up the office. He treats everyone with respect and grace and serves them all his best
smile and laugh every day. According to Donnie, all the various roles in customer
service and working with school communities taught him he passionately loves kids
and their families. In Donnie’s own words, there is a never a bad day at Bear Valley!