Linn-Mar Community School District’s Recognition and Awards Program serves to highlight the excellence that exists in all areas including service and job functions across the school district by rewarding the accomplishments and achievements of our staff, community partners, and colleagues.
Linn-Mar chooses to recognize and reward work and behaviors that support/further the mission, goals, values, and initiatives of the Linn-Mar Community School District.
Nominees must have made a significant impact at Linn-Mar as well as meet the respective criteria for selection. Employees, community partners, and colleagues may be nominated by anyone in the district by their respective school, department, or members of the community.
Each school year, nominations are accepted for the LIONS and Volunteer Awards beginning in late February. A completed nomination form, cover letter (not to exceed one page) written by the nominator and up to three letters of recommendation are due to Human Resources by early March.
Award descriptions, instructions, and a nomination form can be found in the Recognition and Rewards Program packet
Questions, including specific information for the current year, may be directed to Casey Fasselius at 447-3009 or email@example.com.
The 2020 LIONS Awards recipients are:
Legend Award: Lisa Mooney, Student Assistance Counselor – High School
Innovator Award: Erin Watts, Teacher Leader – Instructional Coach
Optimizer Awards: Kelly Trier, Autism Consultant and Phil Miller, Human Resources
Newcomer Award: Katie Smith, Family Resource Specialist
Service Award: Michael Brandt, Art Teacher, Westfield
Volunteer Donna Bean was presented with the Lion Pride Award.
Kristin Hicks received the Shirley Pantini Equity Award.
Previous LIONS Award Honorees:
2019 – Steve King, Julie White, Debra Barry, Amy Tristano, Todd Goodell
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, Ph.D., 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