Westside celebrates teachers, staff members at end of year celebration
Westside Community Schools celebrated a successful school year with the district’s annual End of Year Celebration, hosted by Dr. Enid Schonewise and Westside’s Human Resources team. This annual event recognizes some of Westside’s top educators, provides give-a-ways and raffles for all employees, and honors staff members through both the Westside Education Association and the Westside Foundation.
Kim Dickhut at Swanson Elementary and Angela Mosier at Westside High School were presented the 2017-2018 Schrager Distinguished Teaching Awards. Sponsored by longtime Westside supporter Terri Schrager and the Phillip and Terri Schrager Foundation, both Dickhut and Mosier were presented $10,000 for the honor, the highest awarded by Westside Community Schools.
Michelle Patterson, Principal of Sunset Hills Elementary, was presented the 2017-2018 Dr. Jim Tangdall Beacon Award for Administrator of the Year. Sponsored by the family of beloved Westside leader and former superintendent Dr. Jim Tangdall, Patterson was presented $2500 for the honor, recognizing a district leader who has exhibited excellence in leadership, achievement, engagement and innovation.
10 Westside employees were presented Outstanding Classified Staff Members Awards, and $500. Sponsored by the Westside Foundation and presented by Chairman Sue Seline and President Laura Iliff, these awards recognize district personnel going the extra mile to make a difference in our schools.
- Seema Ali, Educational Assistant at Loveland Elementary
- Sherry Bowen, Educational Assistant at Westgate Elementary
- Ray Cich, Print Shop Manager at ABC
- Susan Cuva, Kitchen Assistant at Westbrook Elementary
- Gary Gould, Building Services Specialist at ABC
- Scott Hall, Night Custodian at Rockbrook Elementary
- Susan Hall, Counselor/Secretary at Westside Middle School
- Jackie Johanek, Kitchen Assistant at Westside High School
- Corbin Schoenberger, Alternative Learning Technician at West Campus
- Megan Young, Special Education Educational Assistant at Prairie Lane Elementary
3 Westside educators were honored by the Westside Education Association. The awards were presented by WEA President Michael Fryda.
- Beth Cosentino, Westside High School, was named the WEA Rookie of the Year.
- Sarah Davenport, Rockbrook Elementary, received the WEA Teaching Excellence Award.
- Guy O’Brien, Westside Middle School, received the 2018 School Bell Award.
Dr. Enid Schonewise, the Board of Education and Superintendent. Dr. Blane McCann also congratulated Westside’s 26 employees retiring this school year. Click here for a complete list of staff members and roles.
Thank you to Olivia Washburn for providing photos of the End of Year Celebration!