Dawn Stone, a nutrition services specialist at the Escondido Union School District’s Carilyn Gilbert Education Center, has been named as the San Diego County Classified School Employee of the Year for 2018.

She was chosen by a panel of her peers and is now a candidate for California Classified School Employee of the Year honors in the Child Nutrition category.

Besides eight years with the Escondido Union School District, Stone recently accepted the role of regional coordinator for all San Diego County chapters of the California School Nutrition Association. She also is co-chair for the San Diego Farm to School Task Force.