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Anchorage School District to honor Denali Award recipients for fall 2011


Award is highest district honor given to employees

Four Anchorage School District employees and a team of colleagues were chosen by a committee of peers to receive the prestigious Denali Award, a bi-annual recognition program that honors employees who have shown outstanding achievement, service and dedication. The Anchorage School Board will recognize the winners at its meeting tonight.

The fall 2011 winners are:

·Diane Hoffbauer, Alaska Native Cultural Charter School principal

·Megan Perkins, Mears Middle School teacher

·Jeri Leonard, Spring Hill Elementary School special education teacher assistant

·Joyce Ives, Fire Lake Elementary School administrative assistant

·"The Men" (educators) at Clark Middle School consisting of Gerard Bagsby, Kue Chao, Scott Coleman, Al Grubbs, Dustin Hawes, Troy Hodge, Lee Montoya and Jack Tuia

Congratulations to all nominees: Dawn Bell, Abbott Loop Elementary School; William (Skip) Foster, Muldoon Elementary School; Julie Gorham, Eagle Academy Charter School; Heidi Hale, Rilke Schule Charter School; Trena Rose, Bayshore Elementary School; Tyler Schlagenhauf, Rilke Schule Charter School; Laura Sinnott, Denali Montessori School; Penny Williams, Curriculum and Instructional Support; DeWayne, Ingram, Title VII Indian Education/Project Ki'l; Tammy Miller, Huffman Elementary School; Josh Phares, Information Technology; Elizabeth Sandofer, South High School; Ernesto (Ernie) Ting, Communications; Alicia Woods, Muldoon Elementary School; Alaska Native Cultural Charter School staff; Community Services staff; Joyce Huffer and Paul Brauneis, Chugiak High School; Lorenzo Amor and Randy Stoltenberg, Chugach Optional Elementary School; SAVE High School staff; Secondary Special Ed team; Shirlyn Steffen and Ellen-Marie Rico, Lake Hood Elementary; Wendy Leseman and Roberta Struck, Hanshew Middle School.
Supervisors have the opportunity to nominate employees each fall and spring. Nominations often include letters of support from coworkers and members of the community detailing why the employees are considered outstanding in their field of work.

ASD applauds these employees, and all nominees, for their service to our students and this community.

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