Kmberly Claytor, the winner of the Raoul Teilhet Educate, Agitate, Organize Award, is a union person in every aspect of her life, said EC/TK-12 Council President Rico Tamayo.

“She’s always there and always a partner for justice and what’s right,” he said, talking about how he’d gotten to know her when they took a class together and Claytor impressed him by always studying. “She’s a dedicated, beautiful person.”

Claytor, a mother of four as well as a CFT vice president and president of Newport-Mesa Federation of Teachers, said the award humbled her. Claytor, who has been a negotiating team member, local secretary, and vice president and secretary-treasurer of the Orange County Labor Federation, said she doesn’t know how to turn down requests for service.

“I just do what everyone in this room does,” she said. “I feel very, very ordinary.