2018-19 Staff Awards

    • Kansas School Counselor Association Promise Award winner — Jennifer Cullen, Regency Place Elementary School
    • Baker University School of Education Wall of Honor — Rod Smith, Frontier Trail Middle School
    • Kansas Middle School Coach of the Year by the Kansas Coaches Association — Zach Reed, Chisholm Trail Middle School
    • Jedel Excellence in Mathematics Education award winner — Terry Link, Olathe North High School
    • Making IT Happen award from the International Society for Technology in Education — Ariel Jankord, Briarwood Elementary School
    • One of 10 grand prize winners in the Crayola Thank a Teacher Sweepstakes — Deirdre Zongker, Olathe North High School
    • Kansas School Counselor of the Year as named by the Kansas School Counselor Association — Alicia Jackson, Olathe West High School
    • Kansas School Counselor Principal Advocate of the Year as named by the Kansas School Counselor Association — Sean Bohon, Manchester Park Elementary School
    • Kansas Association of Teachers of English Outstanding High School ELA Educator —LuAnn Fox, Olathe Northwest High School
    • Middle Level Band Teacher of the Year as named by the East Central Kansas Music Educators Association — Sara Smitko, Frontier Trail Middle School
    • High School Orchestra Teacher of the Year as named by the East Central Kansas Music Educators Association — J.J. Wallace, Olathe West High School
    • High School Band Teacher of the Year as named by the East Central Kansas Music Educators Association — John Wickersham, Olathe West High School
    • Middle School Principal of the Year as named by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals — Rod Smith, Frontier Trail Middle School
    • 2019 Janet Sims Memorial Kansas Agriculture Teacher of the Year award given by the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom — Nancy Smith, Bentwood Elementary School
    • International Eagle Award from the Association of School Business Officials International — John Hutchison
    • National STEM Education Advisory Panel — Bruce Wellman, Olathe Northwest High School
    • American Association of Physics Teachers and American Institute of Physics Master Teacher Policy Fellowship class — Matthew Peterie and Andrew Edmondson, Olathe Northwest High School