Classified employee profile – Cristina Lopez 

Name: Cristina Lopez

Family: Two sons

Position: Bilingual Attendance Secretary

Experience: Eight years in Denair

What attracted you to Denair Unified? What attracted me to Denair Unified School District is the strong sense of community and the dedication to providing quality education to students. The support from teachers, staff, and families creates a special learning environment. The small-school feel can really make a difference. It’s like everyone knows each other and there’s a real sense of community and connection. It’s nice to have a close-knit environment where you can make a personal impact on the students.

What are your primary responsibilities? My responsibilities include maintaining attendance records for students, communicating with parents and guardians regarding absences, assisting with language interpretation for non-English speaking families and ensuring accurate documentation of student attendance. My role is crucial in supporting effective communication between the school and families, especially those who may face language barriers.

What do you like best about your job? I love working with students.  Working with students can be so rewarding. Teenagers can be so dynamic and full of energy. It’s fantastic that I get to support them and guide them during those formative years. It’s really fulfilling to make a difference in their lives every day.

What would surprise people about your job? I think what would surprise people the most about my job is the deep connections I build with students in that age group. People might not realize the impact I have on their lives and how much they can teach me, too.  It’s a two-way street of learning and growth.

Why is Denair Unified a great place to work? Denair Unified is a great place to work because of the dedicated staff and the opportunity to make a positive impact on students’ lives. The sense of collaboration and the focus on students’ success makes it a rewarding environment to work in.

What do you do for fun?  I love to hang out with my two sons. I enjoy going to the movies, camping, hiking, fishing, and spending time with my loved ones.


Denair Unified is currently accepting applications for Classified substitutes. If you would like to gain experience in a variety of roles, subbing is a great way to do that. You can apply at or contact Daisy Flores at

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