Kathryn Miller named Office Professional of the year by the Calif. Association of Educational Office Professionals
Humbled. It was the word that immediately came to Kathryn Miller’s mind when asked how she felt about being named Office Professional of the Year by the California Association of Educational Office Professionals (CAEOP).
“So many amazing women have received this honor before me which makes me very proud to be in their company,” said Miller, who has worked at KCSOS for the past 17 years.
A Bakersfield native, Miller was a Navy wife for 29 years before returning home to her roots.
“I’m proud of the fact that I support my husband who was serving our country,” she said.
In her current role as Account Clerk III, Miller handles internal business for the Kern County Network for Children, Camp KEEP and Community Connections for Child Care.
“The very best job is working behind the scenes to help our children succeed in sometimes difficult surroundings and getting them excited about their lifetime path of learning,” she said.
Miller was awarded the office professional of the year by CAEOP’s Kern chapter last May. The local organization in turn nominated her for the statewide award, which she received during the organization’s annual conference in mid March. Miller is now eligible for the nationwide honor, which will be awarded next year.
In her free time, Miller likes to travel and is committed to her volunteer work, which includes involvement with Young Ladies Institute — a Catholic woman’s organization — the Bakersfield Woman’s Club and the St. Francis Alter Guild.
“Kathryn has proven to be a very valuable asset to any organization she becomes involved in,” said Sarah Tierce, a colleague of Miller’s who nominated her for the award. “She is truly an inspiration to whomever she comes in contact with.”