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Each year the CPS Foundation in partnership with Brian Christensen '76 of the Columbus United Federal Credit Union and Bob '76 & Chris Markham celebrate 2 amazing staff members who give the CPS District and their school building their very best everyday.

 

Nomination process for the 2021 Educator and Operations Employee of the Year is now open!.

  • 2020 Educator of the Year - Mr. Brian Townsend
  • 2020 Operations Employee of the Year - Mrs. Peggy Jones
  • 2019 Educator of the Year - Mrs. Stacey Smith
  • 2019 Operations Employee of the Year - Mr. Carl Edwards
  • 2018 Educator of the Year - Mr. Adam Whitmore
    2018 Educator of the Year - Mr. Adam Whitmore

    CHS Electronics/Skilled and Technical Science Teacher Adam Whitmore was selected as the 2018 Educator of the Year. He has a strong background in mechatronics and electronics technology, which is very helpful for the STEM academy. Adam holds many certifications in the area of his expertise. He is constantly learning and trying to stay up to date on the current information so the students are able to stay current and connected. Adam enhances students’ esteem by giving them praise and recognition for a job well done and is constantly building students’ confidence and teaching them to believe in themselves.

  • 2018 Operations Employee of the Year - Mr. Raul Gascon
    2018 Operations Employee of the Year - Mr. Raul Gascon

    The operations employees are the glue that holds the district together. Raul goes above and beyond to help students and families. He interprets for registrations, administrators, nurses, teachers and staff. Raul works hard and is willing to help any time. Raul is possibly the first contact many families have with CPS, and he helps build trusting relationships. He is a bridge builder for the school and community and always builds great connections with families and staff.

  • 2017 Educator of the Year - Annie Sokol
  • 2017 Operations Employee of the Year - Denene Owens
  • 2016 Educator of the Year - Kim Shevlin
  • 2016 Operations Employee of the Year - Kerry Lassek
  • 2015 Educator of the Year - Fred Ritter
  • 2015 Operations Employee of the Year - Douglas Zoucha
  • 2014 Educator of the Year - Ron Haefner
  • 2014 Operations Employee of the Year - Rochelle Dewispelare
  • 2013 Educator of the Year - Susan Bopp - Esch
  • 2013 Operations Employee of the Year - Jean Kamrath
  • 2012 Educator of the Year - Sandra Seckel
  • 2012 Operations Employee of the Year - Calvin Mustard
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