The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) has announced the staff honored at four different Excellence Banquets held throughout the NCESD service district. The banquets were presented in partnership with districts throughout the four-county area.
Excellence Banquets began in 1985 and is a recognition program to honor and thank extraordinary and dedicated individuals who give daily and unselfishly to the students in our schools. Certificated and classified staff members are selected by the districts and selection criteria is decided upon by administration of each school district.
Okanogan County Excellence Banquet, April 24, 2019
Brewster School District
Certificated – Marcy Boesel, Counselor, Brewster Elementary
Classified – Pete Rios, A/C Mechanic, Brewster S.D.
Bridgeport School District
Certificated – Adam Corum, VoAg/CTE Teacher, Bridgeport High School
Classified – Mario Martinez, Grounds, Maintenance Supervisor, Bridgeport S.D.
Methow Valley School District
Certificated – Don Haley, Grade 4 Teacher, Methow Valley Elementary
Classified – Max Thomas, Paraeducator, Methow Valley Elementary
Nespelem School District
Certificated – Lisa Vaughan, Grade 4 Teacher, Nespelem School District
Classified – Denise Hannahs, Assistant, Nespelem School District
Okanogan School District
Certificated - Shawn Ingraham, Math Teacher, Okanogan High School
Classified – Penny Tverberg, Paraeducator, Virginia Grainger Elementary
Omak School District
Certificated - Carrie Matthew, Special Ed/Life Skills, Omak High School
Classified – Sherri Dean-Sporl, Custodian, North Elementary
Pateros School District
Certificated – Jim Broome, Counselor, Pateros S.D.
Classified – Shane Kelly, Paraeducator, Pateros S.D.,
Darlina Fernandez, Paraeducator, Pateros S.D.
Tonasket School District
Certificated – Jim Huckaby, School Psychologist, Special Education
Classified – Kristi Hutchins, Counseling Secretary, Tonasket High School
Grant County Excellence Banquet, April 30, 2019
Grand Coulee Dam School District
Certificated - Shannon Cavadini, Sixth Grade Teacher, Lake Roosevelt Elementary
Classified – Karrie Utz, Title 6/JOM Liaison, Lake Roosevelt Jr/Sr High
Moses Lake School District
Certificated – Kristin Beich, Science Teacher, Moses Lake H.S.,
Amy O’Donnell, Counselor, Endeavor M.S.,
Christina White, Life Skills Teacher, Midway Learning Center
Classified – Rachel Shea, Custodian, Moses Lake H.S.,
Leila Budd, Head Cook, Frontier M.S.,
Maria Rodriguez, Support, Midway Learning Center
Quincy School District
Certificated – Kimberly Bunch
Classified - Jesse Tovar
Royal School District
Certificated – Maria Lefler, Fifth Grade Teacher, Royal Intermediate School
Classified - Jamie Widdison, Paraprofessional, Red Rock Elementary
Soap Lake School District
Certificated – Katie Pippins, Second Grade Teacher, Soap Lake Elementary
Classified – Erin Allen, Secretary, Soap Lake Middle/High School
Warden School District
Certificated – Beky Erickson, Language Arts, Warden Middle School,
Cami McLean, Preschool, Warden Elementary
Classified – Joseph Elizalde, Maintenance, Warden Maintenance Department
Douglas County Excellence Banquet, April 17, 2019
Eastmont School District
Certificated - Matt Davis, Psychologist, Clovis Intermediate School,
Harriet Fox, Teacher, Rock Island Elementary,
Mayra Navarro, Migrant/Bilingual Coordinator, Eastmont S.D.
Classified – Lori Bokma, Para-educator, Grant Elementary,
Carol Kinkade, Secretary, Maintenance/Transportation,
Natalie Waters, Secretary, Eastmont High School
Mansfield School District
Certificated – Ric Bayless, Secondary Math Teacher, Mansfield School
Classified – Kimberly Juarez-Miller, Para-educator, Mansfield School
Orondo School District
Certificated - Carol Steichen, Kindergarten Teacher, Orondo School
Classified – Kelly Boyes, Orondo School
Waterville School District
Certificated - Rebecca Fraley
Classified – Jona Tollackson
Chelan County Excellence Banquet, April 23, 2019
Cascade School District
Certificated – Malia Renner-Singer, AVID Teacher, Cascade High School
Classified – Amy Massey, Librarian, Icicle River Middle School
Lake Chelan School District
Certificated – Amber Finch, ESL/EL Teacher, Chelan High School
Classified – Briceida Gonzalez, ECEAP Paraeducator, Chelan S.D.
Manson School District
Certificated – Susan Sears, Technology Teacher, Manson High School
Classified – Gabby Lopez, Attendance Clerk, Manson High School
Wenatchee School District
Certificated – Elissa Johnston, 6th Grade Teacher, Foothills Middle School
Brian Higgins, English Teacher, Wenatchee High School
Classified – Gabriela (Gaby) Mejia, Secretary/Paraeducator, Sunnyslope Ele.
Esther Covarrubias, Paraeducator, Columbia Ele.
“We are so proud of all the outstanding efforts happening daily within our districts. These Excellence Banquets provide an opportunity to recognize and honor those who are really going above and beyond consistently. It is a privilege to honor their efforts,” explained Superintendent Dr. Michelle Price.
The full photo library of honorees can be found here.