2019-20 Staff Awards

    • Coach of the boys West Team in the 2019 High School All-American Game — Terry Hair, Olathe East High School
    • Earned Certified Athletic Administrator status — Kaleb Stoppel, Olathe East High School
    • 2019 High School Teacher of Excellence Award from the Secondary Section of the National Council of Teachers of English — LuAnn Fox, Olathe Northwest High School
    • 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Kansas School Public Relations Association — Maggie Kolb, Education Center
    • Certificate of Excellence for the 2017-18 annual report and a Certificate of Merit for the district's social media platforms from the Kansas Association of School Boards and Kansas School Public Relations Association — Cody Kennedy, Education Center
    • Certificate of Merit for "Azalia's Story" video from the Kansas Association of School Boards and Kansas School Public Relations Association — Tony Rangel, Technology Support Center
    • Certificates of Merit for the 2019-20 parent guide and the winter 2018 edition of School News magazine — Communications Division
    • One of three Outstanding Recent Graduates from Emporia State University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Teachers College, and the School of Business — Josh Stock, Santa Fe Trail Middle School
    • 2019 Kansas Social Studies Teacher of the Year — Ashley Umphrey, Chisholm Trail Middle School
    • 2019 Educator Award from the Olathe Human Relations Commission — Phillip Simons, Olathe North High School
    • 2019 Humanitarian Award from the Olathe Human Relations Commission — Angie Powers, Olathe Northwest High School
    • President of the American Association of School Personnel Administrators — Cathy Donovan, Education Center
    • Emporia State University Athletics Hall of Fame — Bree Beattie-Ederer, Olathe North High School
    • "Baseball America" Assistant Coach of the Year by the 2019 American Baseball Coaches Association — Derek Leppert, Olathe West High School
    • 2019-20 Outstanding Overall Art Educator of the Year by the Kansas Art Education Association — Megan Wendleton, California Trail Middle School