Award Year: 2018
The selection committee came to a unique decision regarding the 2018 Golden Bruin Staff Award. Rather than selecting an individual, this year’s award goes to a team of seven – our entire Information & Technology (IT) Staff. The School faced several information and technology challenges this past year, and overcame them with flying colors thanks to the dedication and tenacity of our fearless IT team. A few examples include the migration of multiple student distribution lists, complicated scoresheet programming for the admission of incoming freshmen, the implementation of heightened security measures to keep our information safe and secure in this time of increased information vulnerability, and many other issues that were readily addressed due to this team’s collective innovation. We are so thankful to our entire IT Team: Chris Balabis, Nir Shemer, Scott Dicks, Ghazaleh Maccabi, Stephen Austin, Gary Huynh, and Vitaly Oratovsky.