January 2023 Employees of the Month

GGUSD’s Employee of the Month program is designed to recognize employees who: put others first; go above and beyond to make a difference in their role; carry out each day with a positive attitude and strong work ethic and demonstrate innovation, leadership, and passion for their job.

Nebula Nguyen


Our Classified Employee of the Month is Nebula Nguyen, who joined our district in 2018 and serves as a Vietnamese School Community Liaison at Bryant Elementary Arts Academy.  Nebula was nominated for this recognition by a parent who expressed her appreciation for all Nebula does to support Vietnamese families with information about how their children are doing in school and how to help them study at home. The parent said Nebula also connected her family to important community resources when the family was going through a significant hardship. Nebula is known for going above and beyond to support families, students and staff at the school and also serves as a sub Student Supervision Assistant providing supervision and safety support when needed. 

Kristina Ryan


Our Certificated Employee of the Month is Violette Elementary School teacher Kris Ryan. Since joining the district in 2000, Kris has taught kindergarten, first, second and third grade at Violette Elementary School. She was nominated for this recognition by a parent who said, “Mrs. Ryan has made a huge difference in my son’s academic behavior and attitude towards school. My son said all of his classmates say Mrs. Ryan is their best friend. He now loves going to school because of Mrs. Ryan and her contagious positive attitude.” Kris truly exemplifies the Garden Grove Way by supporting students’ academic growth and creating a warm and welcoming classroom to support their personal growth.