2017-18 Staff Awards

    • Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching — Nancy Smith, Bentwood Elementary School
    • 2018 Emerging Leader named by the Internaitonal Society for Technology in Education — Josh Stock, Santa Fe Trail Middle School
    • 2018 Iron Horse District Community Leadership Award from the Heart of America Council of Boy Scouts of America — Brent Yeager, Education Center
    • 2017-18 Coach of Character Award from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics — Mike Allen, Olathe South High School
    • Honor Administrator award from the Kansas Music Educators Association — Rod Smith, Frontier Trail Middle School
    • Certification from the national Board for Professional Teaching Standards — Rachel Kufeldt, Cedar Creek Elementary School
    • Kansas Horizon Award — Melissa Kinzer, Chisholm Trail Middle School
    • Sunflower League Coach of the Year — Kristin Ramshaw, Olathe South High School
    • State winners in the 2017-18 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest — Gary Blasi and Candi Stewart, Frontier Trail Middle School
    • Principal Advocate Award from the Kansas School Counselor Association — Sarah Guerrero, Indian Trail Middle School
    • Administrator Award from the Kansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance — Dana Hinds of Central Elementary School and Brian Lowe of Meadow Lane Elementary School
    • 2018 Kansas Superintendent of the Year as named by the Kansas School Superintendents' Association — John Allison
    • One of 10 STEM Teacher Ambassadors chosen by the National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics — Bruce Wellman, Olathe Northwest High School
    • Kansas Music Educators Association District Outstanding Secondary Choral Teachers of the Year — Laura VanLeeuwen of Olathe West High School and Pam Williamson of Olathe Northwest High School
    • Among 54 national semifinalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence — Ken Gandy, Ed Hensley and Gary Pommier of Olathe Advanced Technical Center
    • 2017 Outstanding High School Chemistry Teacher in the Midwest region as named by the American Chemical Society — Amy Clement, Olathe North High School
    • 2018 Kansas Teacher of the Year (secondary) Regional 3 finalist — Angie Powers, Olathe Northwest High SchoolKansas 6A Boys Tennis Coach of the Year by the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association — Tim Oberhelman, Olathe Northwest High School
    • Flipped Learning Global Initiative Top 40 Flipped Learning Administrators — Elaine Carpenter and Justin Howe of Pioneer Trail Middle School; Michael Wolgast of Chisholm Trail Middle School
    • Flipped Learning Global Initiative Top 100 K-12 Teachers — Erin Richerson of Santa Fe Trail Middle School; Matt Bowers and Ryan Hull of Pioneer Trail Middle School