APS Announces 2008-09 Teachers of the Year

"The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." Thank you to the nearly 2,000 APS teachers who inspire, motivate, guide and influence students every day. APS principals selected a "Teacher of the Year" who exemplifies these qualities every day in the classroom. In fact, some schools chose more than one candidate this year. Congratulations to the APS 2008-09 Teachers of the Year!
  • Altura Elementary - Laura Henry
  • Arkansas Elementary - Susan Lay
  • Aurora Frontier K-8 - Lisa Trudgian
  • Aurora Quest K-8 - Nanette Jones
  • Boston K-8 - Kelly Quaglieri
  • Century Elementary - Deb Klanecky
  • Clyde Miller Elementary - Courtney Curtis
  • Crawford Elementary - Jenny Killion
  • Dartmouth Elementary - Mary Foglesong
  • Elkhart Elementary - Jennie Hornbeck
  • Fletcher Elementary - Sean Lynaugh
  • Kenton Elementary - Marilyn Telleen, Elaine Ketchum
  • Lansing Elementary - Michele Lord-Bojang, Jeffrey Wentwork Stevens
  • Murphy Creek K-8 - Sonja Hanschu
  • Paris Elementary - Linda Smith
  • Park Lane Elementary - Lee Ann Clements
  • Sable Elementary - Debby Armijo
  • Side Creek Elementary - Jennifer DeHayes-Rice
  • Sixth Avenue Elementary - Bill Scott
  • Vassar Elementary - Bob Hamilton-Pennell
  • Vaughn Elementary - Shelli Deaguero
  • Wheeling Elementary - Frank Hughes
  • Aurora Hills Middle School - Corey Gallegos
  • Columbia Middle School - Lynn Wohler
  • East Middle School - Pat Ames
  • Mrachek Middle School - Rosa Perez, Amy Gallegos
  • North Middle School - Jill Jaeger
  • South Middle School - Joshua Jones
  • Aurora Central High School - Michelle Baughman
  • Gateway High School - Sherri McCrill, Amy Rogers, Angie Willsea, Patty Werner
  • Rangeview High School - Nate Smith, Pat Grant
  • Pickens Technical College - Suzanne Acheson
  • William Smith High School - Kristin Wiedmaier