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Tempe Diablos Announce TUHSD Finalists for Excellence in Education Awards
The Tempe Diablos announced the finalists for the 26th Annual Excellence in Education Awards
. A record-setting 253 teachers, administrators and staff from the tri-district, Tempe Union, Tempe Elementary and Kyrene, received nominations for their outstanding contributions.
Nominations were submitted by peers, principals and students in a variety of categories and a panel of retired teachers and administrators served as judges.
Winners will be announced May 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Tempe Center for the Arts
. The Diablos will present more than $30,000 to the winning educators. The awards event will be streamed live on www.tempediablos.org
“We want to take this opportunity to express our deepest appreciation to all of the nominees who are so dedicated to the children of our community,” said Steve Sallquist, Diablos Event Chairman. “The Diablos are proud to play a part in honoring these outstanding individuals.”
TUHSD finalists for the 2015 Excellence in Education Awards:
Teacher of the Year ~ Overall outstanding educator
Glorine Mira Johnson – Tempe HS
Steve Morgan – Corona Del Sol HS
Class Act ~ A dedicated, active classified employee who makes a positive impact on students.
Erica Cota – McClintock HS
Walt Koenig – Desert Vista HS
High Impact ~ An employee who is engaging, provides a positive influence, takes on extra duties and makes a difference in the lives of students
Jayelee Dorris – Corona Del Sol HS
Ryan Smith – Desert Vista HS
Inspiration ~ An employee or volunteer who inspires & motivates, giving their time, talent and skills to support student learning. Someone others strive to be.
Jayelee Dorris – Corona Del Sol HS
Meredith Morrissey – Mountain Pointe HS
Leadership ~ An employee who demonstrates uncompromising leadership traits, values and skills. These unsung heroes who can be counted on to lead, inspire and engage.
Jasen Evoy – Marcos de Niza HS
Elizabeth Stone – Tempe HS
Lifetime Achievement ~ A Certified employee or administrator with 15+ years of service in TUHSD who demonstrates high student achievement, is innovative, inspirational and goes above & beyond.
Patrick Stolze – Marcos de Niza HS
Lane Waddell – Mountain Pointe HS
Rising Star ~ A new teacher with 3 years of service or less in TUHSD who demonstrates high student achievement, is innovative, inspirational and goes above & beyond.
Christine Hare – Desert Vista HS
Dorel Meier – Corona Del Sol HS
TUHSD nominees for the 2015 Excellence in Education Awards:
|Aaron Frana||Amanda Domino ||Amanda Goe |
|Anthony Ramseyer||Barb Thorn ||Ben Forbes |
|Ben Patrick ||Benjamin Reynolds||Bianca Caryl|
|Brent Havins||Brian Walker||Carla Armendariz|
|Christine Barela||Christine Hare||Cindy Benson|
|Colleen Miller||Corey Quinn||Dan Ray|
|Dana Lucero||Darin Shyrock||Darlene Wedington-Clark|
|Darrick Kahle||David Duplessis||Debbie Graham|
|Debbie Valenzuela||Derek Hoffland||Don Dumais|
|Donald Whiteside||Dorel Meier ||Doug Christofis |
|Dr. Dale Cooper||Elizabeth Stone||Erica Cota|
|Glorine Mira-Johnson||Ivan Barkdoll||Jan Mandell|
|Jasen Evoy ||Jayelee Dorris||Jennifer Smith|
|Jereldine Wade||Jill Osborne||John Cook|
|John Goux||Julia Cisneros||Karyn Dempsey|
|Katie Phalen||Katrina Montoya||Kevin Willis|
|Kristi Bridger||Kristina Tomasi ||Lane Waddell|
|Leah Dompier||Margery DiCesare||Mary Baker |
|Meredith Morrissey||Michele Coble||Michelle Crary|
|Nori Cannell||Patrick Stolze||Paul Bradley|
|Roy Doyle ||Ryan Smith||Sharlyn Scott |
|Shawna Thue||Stacy Endman||Steve Morgan|
|Suzanne Pachuta||Tom Maki||Walt Koenig|