Superintendent John L. Barry and Board President Mary Lewis invited all Superintendent Quarterly Award Winners for 2011-12 to a dinner banquet on May 2 at the Professional Learning & Conference Center to celebrate those who make a difference in the lives of APS students. Of these quarterly winners, Barry honored ten staff members, a parent and a community/business member with the Superintendent Annual Award.
This year, Barry also presented the first PaceSetter Award to a community member for outstanding support of Aurora Public Schools.
Aurora Central High School student Shiva Sapkota delivered the opening remarks for the ceremony. Shiva who has earned both Daniels and Gates Millennium scholarships, thanked APS staff for their dedication to students.
The Mrachek Middle School Choir, directed by Amy Gallegos provided entertainment for the evening.
Superintendent Annual Award Winners 2012
|PaceSetter Award||Dr. Linda Bowman||Former President of Community College of Aurora|
|Classified Employee, Support||Barb Stembel||Bakery Manager at Nutrition Services|
|Classified Employee, Elementary||Trena Perrin||Classroom Educational Assistant at Lansing Elementary School|
|Classified Employee, Secondary||
|Family Liaison at Aurora Hills Middle School|
|Licensed Employee, Elementary||Cindy Matthews||Teacher at Tollgate Elementary School|
|Licensed Employee, Elementary||Marcey McLoughlin||Teacher at Virginia Court Elementary School|
|Licensed Employee, Middle School||Rosanne Kopin||Teacher at South Middle School|
|Assistant Principal||Michael Abdale||Principal at Side Creek Elementary School|
|Principal||Carrie Clark||Principal at Altura Elementary School|
|Licensed Employee, High School/Pickens||Angelica (Angie) Paz||Truancy Advocate|
|Administrative / Professional / Technical Employee||Debra Icke||Data Submission Specialist in the Division of Accountability and Research|
|Parent||Jesus Robles||Parent at Peoria Elementary|
|Community / Business Member||Jacqueline DeLangie||Volunteer at Flexible Locations district wide|