Josie Gallegos has been a CCAE member in the Clovis Chapter starting in 2001 and a consecutive annual member since 2014. This year, Josie was elected to the Clovis Chapter as the Board Secretary. Beyond her secretarial duties, she has also taken an active role in membership recruitment. It is not unusual to see Josie at class breaks and school events with the chapter president, recruiting students to join CCAE. As a chapter member, Josie has played a crucial role in keeping staff spirits high and recognizing the pursuit of success for our adult school students. She also remains up-to-date on legislative news, especially regarding the State, District, and School budget, which helps her considerably as the Financial Aid and Agency Coordinator.
Josie is currently on the Central Section Board as an elected Member-At-Large for the 2022-2023 school year. She also serves on the section conference committee focusing on increasing membership. Before becoming a board member, Josie was a frequent attendee at the Central Section CCAE Board and Member meetings. She brings a unique perspective to current agenda items, having been an adult school graduate in Career Technical Education. Josie has attended nearly all Central Section Fall Conferences since becoming a full-time Clovis Adult employee in 2005. Josie welcomed each participant at this year's section conference in Bakersfield and registered many to become first-time CCAE members.
Josie dove into the joy of hosting a State Conference by helping the Central Section prepare and pull off a hugely successful Zoo-themed conference in 2012. Josie has been a State Conference participant for the past six years.
Josie's insights and experience as a Clovis Adult CTE graduate in 2001 have proven invaluable in her 14-year role as the Financial Aid and Agency Coordinator. Josie understands the importance of building partners with Community-Based-Organizations and leveraging agency resources. We dare imagine where we would be without her passion and commitment to the students at Clovis Adult. She builds and maintains professional relationships with Pell Grant, Workforce, CalWORKs, the Department of Rehabilitation, Tribal TANF, VA, and Worker's Compensation. She also serves on the Clovis Unified School District's Classified Unit Business Support Senate helping to support and be a voice for the district's classified employees. Josie is a loyal multi-talented professional. She deals with the public by phone and in person with tact, confidentiality, and understanding. Josie possesses an unquestionable work ethic and a positive, can-do attitude. Put that together with her warm, friendly personality, excellent organizational skills, and exceptional attention to detail, and you have the ideal Financial Aid Coordinator. She is steadfast in reviewing, organizing, recording, and submitting required documentation to County, State, and Federal institutions. She is incomparable when it comes to monitoring and compliance requirements. Josie's work is impeccable in completing reports such as evaluations, monitoring reports, student plans, enrollment counts, and student eligibility. Thousands of students have benefited from Josie's support and diligence in building working relationships with community-based-organizations and federal programs.