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LIONS Awards

The 2019 LIONS Awards recipients are:

Legend Award: Steve King, Instrumental Music Teacher – Excelsior

2019 Lions awards Volunteer winners

Pictured Left to Right: Jeanne Kuempel, Julie White, Amy Tristano, Debra Barry, Steve King, Michelle Langston and Todd Goodell.
Not Pictured: Sheri Crandall

Innovator Award: Julie White, Special Education Teacher – Excelsior

Optimizer Award: Debra Barry, Teacher Leader – Instructional Coach

Newcomer Award: Amy Tristano, Spanish Teacher – Excelsior

Service Award: Todd Goodell, Academic Assistance Counselor – High School

Copy Center Technician Jeanne Kuempel was presented with the Lion Pride Award.

Instructional Coach Sheri Crandall received the Shirley Pantini Equity Award.

The Unsung Hero Award for outstanding volunteer service to the district was presented to Michelle Langston.

Previous LIONS Award Honorees:

2018 – Tom Daubs, Bobby Kelley, Marilee McConnell, Sandy Schneekloth, and Sean Smith

2017 – Nadine Grieder, Rachelle Haker, Sara Hofer, Brian Johnson, Karla Koenen, and Keith Ponto

2016 – Paul Knapp, Susan Knight, and Kara Larson

2015 – Sherri Condon, Dave Dunning, Dirk Halupnik, Ed.D., Andrew Lyons, Katie Mulholland, Ed.D., and Francis “Fuf” Renfer

2014 – Tina Monroe, Barb Ritter, and Ann Stark

2013 – Kathy Leonard, Dan Niemitalo, and Jackie Wellborn

2012 – Carole Raver, Angelina Ungs, Gary Warner and Wes Windham

2011 – Brett Henry, Jennifer Porter, Shawn Sandersfield, Elizabeth Wilson, and Jerry Van Dyke

2010 – Bob Crawford, Larry Gass, Marc McCoy, and Jim Teahen

2009 – Leigh Ann Cleland, Norm Northup, Catherine Spencer, and Mike Shipley

2008 – Steve Bartlett, Karla Brown Kevin McCauley, Karen McDonnell, and Diana Zrudsky

2007 – Shannon Bisgard, Bev Headington, and Erik Miles

2006 – Jim Brust, Charlie Kress, Pat Kress, Madelyn Olson, Cecilia Parks, and Clark Weaver

2005 – Norm Grimm and Joe North

2004 – Steve Colton and Lavern Gibbs

2003 – Rosanne Altenhofen, Jim Hard, Harry Hakanson, and Dr. Joe Pacha,

2002 – Diane Beach, Joan Fishburn, Normajean Grabau, Mary Ann Meyerhoff, and Carlyn Wessel

2001 – Karma Bailey, Jim Green, and Suanne Huffman

2000 – Pete King, Dale Monroe, and Nick Spencer

1999 – Terri Elgin, Carol Maloy, and Elwyn Maloy

1998 – Alyce Lowe, George Lowe, Barb Mead, and Bob Stephens

1997 – Ellen Bruckner, Nevin Roberts, and the Linn-Mar Booster Club

1996 – Darrell Dicken and Paula Grady

1995 – Shirley Pantini and Dennis Selness

1994 – John Corkery, Dr. Carolyn Heitz, and Dave Etzel

1993 – Glen Easterday and Rudy Novak

1992 – Swati Dandekar, Barb Edwards, Jim Edwards, and Lawrence Shroeder

1991 – Betty Becker, Lumir Dostal, Merna Moore, and Dorothy Thompson

1990 – Marilyn Finn and Marilyn Sippy