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Teacher and Support Employees of the Year for 2023

We are pleased to announce the 2023 Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year for each LPS building. Congratulations to these outstanding staff members! They will each be formally recognized at a banquet to be held later this semester.

A big thank you to all who filled out nominations in order to make it another successful year of recognizing our outstanding staff in each LPS building.

  Teacher of the Year Position Support Employee of the Year Position
Alexander Doniphan Elementary Melissa Gleason 1st Grade Teacher Bridget Lester School Nurse
Discovery Middle School Phillip Hoover-Holthus SPED Carolyn Money ISS/Recovery Room Instructor
District Administration Center N/A   Jill Morse Building Head Custodian
Early Childhood Center Cara Lynch Title 1 Preschool Teacher Sonia Reagan Early Childhood Behavior Interventionalist
EPiC Elementary Jenifer Poskey Special Education Teacher Robin Ruhlman Building Dispatcher
Facilities Center N/A   James Cain Grounds Technician
Franklin Elementary Erin Talley 5th Grade Teacher Samantha Whitaker Administrative Assistant
Heritage Middle School Kara Stanley 6th Grade Math Crissy Barner Library Paraprofessional
Kellybrook Elementary Ashley Harder 2nd Grade Teacher Wendy Smith Social Worker
Lewis and Clark Elementary Jennifer Smith 1st Grade Teacher Erika Jennings Special Education Paraprofessional
Liberty Academy Jodi Sipes Alternative Education Teacher Shannon Richardson Safety Monitor
Liberty High School Serena Comegys English/Language Arts Teacher Kim True Security Officer
Liberty Middle School Cory Munson 8th Grade Science Gabe Brandolino Special Education Paraprofessional
Liberty North High School Brian Hartman Vocal Music Teacher Mara Grayson Administrative Assistant
Liberty Oaks Elementary Ashley Cline 5th Grade Robin Needhammer Cafeteria Manager
Lillian Schumacher Elementary Molly Pearson Special Education Resource Teacher Mark Kolesik Head Custodian
Manor Hill Elementary Courtney Danze 3rd Grade Teacher Denise Wichman Administrative Assistant
Ridgeview Elementary Kaitlyn Jameson BEST Teacher Tammy Friend Special Education Paraprofessional
Shoal Creek Elementary Angela Benner 4th Grade Teacher Kaitlin Stegemann Speech/Language Pathologist
South Valley Middle School Jason Boldt 6th Grade Science Teacher Chellana Sowers Cafeteria Manager
Support Services N/A   Pat Pennhallow-Adams Bus Driver - Certified Trainer
Warren Hills Elementary Mataschawa Herndon Kindergarten Teacher Tom Dawkins Head Custodian