Support Staff Employee of the Year

  • The Support Staff Employee of the Year is designed to show the district’s appreciation for its support staff employees.  Any non-certified employee in the district can be nominated for this award.  This includes secretaries, paraprofessionals, nurses, custodians, food service & bus drivers, etc.  The winner will receive a cash award of $100 sponsored by Sherwood Community Bank.

    Nominations for the award can be submitted by parents, students, community members, and colleagues.  Nominees must have worked in the school district for at least one year.  Once the nomination deadline has passed, a district committee selects finalists.  Those finalists are interviewed by a panel of judge from outside the school district.  The winner is named in April and honored during the district's End-of-the-Year Celebration.

    Click here for nomination form

Past Recipients

  • 2005
    Carol Witherspoon,
    HES principal's secretary

    2006
    Kathy Sanchez,
    McEowen principal's secretary

    2007
    Dianne Cowan,
    HHS secretary

    2008
    Karen Roberts,
    ECC focus facilitator

    2009
    Kay Freeman,
    McEowen focus facilitator

    2010
    Stacey Rice,
    HHS paraprofessional

    2011
    Kathy Tesmer,
    HMS paraprofessional

    2012
    Tonya Chase,
    ECC nurse

    2013
    Linda Highley,
    CCC director's secretary

    2014 B
    renda Moreland,
    McEowen food service

    2015
    Kelly Quinn,
    HMS focus facilitator

    2016
    Jill Bartmess,
    ECC focus facilitator

    2017
    Becky Fields,
    HHS student services secretary

    2018
    Jennifer Beavers,
    district social worker

    2019
    Kathy Eckert,
    HHS accompaniast

    2020
    Jace Hilbrant,
    McEowen nurse

    2021
    Lori Turk,
    ECC paraprofessional

    2022
    Tim Ginnings,
    McEowen Focus Faciltator

    2023
    Cassie Diehl,
    HHS Registrar