Six school employees in Stanislaus County, California, were selected on Jan. 14, 2019, to compete for statewide awards for classifed (nonteaching) workers. Back row, left to right: Cheryl Galvan, Vernon Wheeland, Jeanine Sique. Front row, left to right: Anita Theiler, Brigid Olson, Lorena Rodriguez-Daniel
Six school employees in Stanislaus County, California, were selected on Jan. 14, 2019, to compete for statewide awards for classifed (nonteaching) workers. Back row, left to right: Cheryl Galvan, Vernon Wheeland, Jeanine Sique. Front row, left to right: Anita Theiler, Brigid Olson, Lorena Rodriguez-Daniel Stanislaus County Office of Education
Six school employees in Stanislaus County, California, were selected on Jan. 14, 2019, to compete for statewide awards for classifed (nonteaching) workers. Back row, left to right: Cheryl Galvan, Vernon Wheeland, Jeanine Sique. Front row, left to right: Anita Theiler, Brigid Olson, Lorena Rodriguez-Daniel Stanislaus County Office of Education

John Holland covers breaking news and has been with The Modesto Bee since 2000. He has covered agriculture for the Bee and at newspapers in Sonora and Visalia. He was born and raised in San Francisco and has a journalism degree from UC Berkeley.