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2016-17 Outstanding Service Awards and Retirement Celebration

Posted Date: 04/25/2017

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Each year, the Board of Education recognizes individual employees and volunteers for their outstanding service to Andover Public Schools through the Board of Education Outstanding Service Awards program. Nominations come from students, staff members and community members. The list of nominees is always outstanding, and this year’s list is no exception. Retiring staff members will be honored as well. This year’s ceremony will be Monday, May 1 at 7:00 p.m. at Andover Central High School. Congratulations to the following winners:

Golden Apple - Given to a certified staff member with four or more years in USD 385 who demonstrates educational effectiveness.

Michele Haidai, eCademy
Greg Hewitt, ACHS
Cathy McGuire, AHS
Michele Hansen, ACMS
Amber Fetters, AMS
Teresa Wright, Cottonwood
Traci Crusinberry, Meadowlark
Joanna Stalker, Prairie Creek
Brandy Gaddis, Martin
Julie Carr, Sunflower
Amanda DuFrain, Wheatland

Bright Red Apple - Given to certified staff new to the profession who demonstrate educational effectiveness and an ability to inspire students.

Bethany Tyndall, ACHS
Harlee Musselman, ACMS
Angel McGill, Meadowlark

School Bell - Given to a classified staff member who has given outstanding contributions to the building or district that had a significant impact on services.

Bonnie Scarth, Food Service
Will Smith, Technology
Cindy Vickery, Sunflower
Josh Hatfield, Martin
John Harpstrite, Meadowlark

Helping Hands - Goes to a school volunteer in each school who has given outstanding contributions to the building that significantly impacted students.

Krista Davis, eCademy
Stacy Zimmer, ACHS
The Torgerson Family, AHS
Carrie Kice and Whitney Ward, ACMS
Becky Phelps, AMS
Michelle Neugent, Cottonwood
Martha Gentry, Meadowlark
Dawn Trudel, Prairie Creek
Susan Kochert, Martin
Amy Butler, Sunflower
Debora Hoppas, Wheatland

Gold Key - goes to an individual, a business or a community/ civic organization that has made outstanding contributions to the district that significantly impacted the students and the school district.

Andover Advantage Foundation
The PopCorner

Spark Award - given to an individual staff member who has played an instrumental role in the district, exudes energy, enthusiasm and excellence in all their endeavors, is an inspiration to others and significantly impacts students and the school district.

Crystal Hummel, Martin

2016-17 Retiring Staff Members

Greg Rasmussen, Superintendent
Miriam Rowland, AMS
Vicki Foster, AMS
Karen Perkins, Sunflower
Crystal Hummel, Martin

Congratulations to all of the winners and retirees!