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2019 Recipients

2019 Meritorious Service Awards

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Meritorious Service nominees were recognized by School Board members during special celebrations held in March 2019 in each CVSD school or building. On March 25, 2019, the board announced and presented district-wide Meritorious Service Award honorees in each category.

  • Service Recognition: Bruce Pennell, GMS Long-term Substitute Music Teacher
  • Certificated Employee: Jesse Hardt, Ridgeline High School Principal
  • Certificated Employee: Jana McKnight, Mica Peak High School Teacher
  • Certificated Employee: Shannon Phillips, University Elementary Counselor
  • Classified Employee: Elizabeth Mallinen, Central Valley High School Paraeducator
  • Classified Employee: Brad Smith, CVSD School Resource Officer
  • Community Member: Warren Seyler, Spokane Tribe of Indians
  • Team: Greyson’s Support Team: Liberty Creek Elementary Teacher Kelly Radmaker & Head Secretary Donna Boudreau
  • Team: Bus Orientation Team: Dan Harder, Doreen Davis, Janet Terpko, Holly Haeger, Jeff Duncan, Jeff Haynes, Karen Deruwe, Karla Graham-Hauck, Kelli Henry, Melissa Hammer, Molly Best, Sheryl Polignoni, Stuart Vogelman
 

(Photo - Back Row L to R: Jesse Hardt, Brad Smith, Shannon Phillips, Donna Boudreau, Kelly Henry, Jeff Haynes, Karla Graham-Hauck, Karen DeRuwe, Warren Seyler; Front Row L to R: Bruce Pennell, Elizabeth Mallinen, Kelly Radmaker, Doreen Davis, Holly Haeger, Janet Terpko, Sheryl Polignoni, Jana McKnight)

The recipients were selected by board members from those nominated by colleagues, students, and parents below.

Congratulations to CVSD's 2019 Meritorious Service Nominees: 

ABLES Program:
Certificated Staff -
Jody Wende
Team -
Able Learner Teachers: Jean Shauvin Jennifer Byquist
 
Adams Elementary School:
Certificated Staff - 
Lisa VanSickle
Megan Smith
Nicole Karaus
Sarah Glover
Briann Maley
Classified Staff - 
Brandy Santiago
Natalie Levine
Stacy Jones
 
Bowdish Middle School:
Certificated Staff - 
Gail Phillips
Jim Fortner
Kyle Hjelm
Laura Lindley
Lisa Tupling
Rick Holestine
Classified Staff - 
Lee Bailey
Shayna Gerken
Team - 
Our son's 7th grade support team: Kathy Doohan Roger Campbell Tim Northern Courtney Wright Kathy Jackson Heather Crooks
 
Broadway Elementary School:
Certificated Staff -
Jeanne Bailey
Katrina Fuher
Patti Black
Classified Staff - 
Alicia Johnston
Chie D-Amico
Debbie Reincke
Jenn Higgins
Ronald Overbeck
Community - 
Madelyn Bafus
Shani Newkirk
Team - 
Broadway 1st Grade Team: Amy Norton Analisa McCann Emily Didier
Custodian Team: Ron Overbeck Jon Mickelson
School Leadership Team: Lynn Hutchins Stephen Hart Katrina Fuher Analisa McCann Brittany Sammons Connie Lovelace Carolyn Hughes Bridget Duricic
 
Central Valley Early Learning Center:
Certificated Staff -
Heather Dobney
Classified Staff - 
Jolene Severs
Kami Smith
Community - 
Evergreen Station #7   Spokane Valley Fire Department
Team - 
Speech and Language Pathologists , Physical Therapists  and Occupational Therapists Team: Holly Valley Nate Wilkenson Eric DeMers Hannah Hale Jenni Stockdale Karlin Gofreddo Kenzie Reid Kristy Conley Mary Ann Ehrgott Michaelyn Casto
 
Central Valley High School:
Certificated Staff -
Alanna Evans
Alyssa Rasmussen
Andres Monrroy
Brenda Ventress
Charles Bowden
Dennis Mitchell
Kyrstin Desjardans
Leanne Donley
Lindsay Beal
Lois Stranberg
Michael Klingback
Wendy Jones
Classified Staff - 
Brad Smith
Dave Burgess
Elizabeth Mallinen
Mike Copley
Community - 
Deputy Dave Lawhorn
Lloyd Fillis
Team - 
District School Social Workers: Caesy Morphis Veronica Risken-Oakes
Front Office Staff : Marlene Morrow Jenni Voelker Lori Wilson Donnette Kelly Angie Ranniger Suzy Orth Chris Campanella Shannon Arlt Elizabeth Driscol
 
Chester Elementary School:
Certificated Staff - 
Paige Mackleit
Shannon Duncan
Shelly Mahn
Toni Skeman
Community - 
Courtney Timm
Team - 
Secretary Team: Kim Horton Diane Hutchens
STRIVE Team:  Ashley Hickson  Chris Kenney  Claudia Gray  Jamie McMaster  Karley Nilles  Laura Wilcoxen  Mary Birkenbuel  Michelle Neils  Rick Ford  Robb Higgins  Sandra West  Stephanie Limesand Annemarie Morton
 
Evergreen Middle School:
Certificated Staff -
Harmony Young
Janice Boyd
Mike Syron
Classified Staff - 
Janet Hall
Marci Highley
 
Greenacres Elementary School:
Certificated Staff -
Bethany McMulkin
Heidi Schneider
Justin Colyer
Laurie Spence
Mrs. Samantha Griffing
Classified Staff - 
Alicia Dickson
Kari Hansen
Kay Irons
Mrs. Caroly Gant
Team - 
Greenacres Elementary Kindergarten Team: Madison McKerrow Heidi Sine Traci Ward Amber Schmidt Kim Nurvic Amanda Snider Erika Bowden
 
Greenacres Middle School:
Certificated Staff -
Amy Smith
Bruce Pennell
Grady Emmerson
Katrina Bozo
Kristina Kripaitis
Michelle Hamlin
Vern DiGiovanni
Classified Staff - 
Amber Hunt
June Chandler
Mike Bak
Community - 
GMS Executive Board PTA: Aimee Fiala Barb Hormel Michelle Acton-McArdle Michelle Bartholomew
Team - 
Greenacres Mentoring Committee:  Amy Smith  Brenda Hill  Bri Kirsch  Janet McDonald  Michelle Sutton  Natalie Foster Cherie Holm
Secretarial Team: Andrea Wilson Kim Scott Linda Wholers
 
Horizon Middle School:
Certificated Staff -
Bryan Conrad
Matt Hildahl
Tawnya Bruns
Classified Staff - 
John Toothaker
Tony Collins
Community -
Mr. Clint Hill
Team - 
Para Educators: Dee Elliott Priscilla Marlow
Web Leader Adviser Team: Starla Fey Bryan Conrad
 
Learning and Teaching Center (District Office): 
Certificated Staff -
Veronica Risken-Oakes
Jesse Hardt
Kristin Day
Leslie Heffernan
Sara Talarico
Classified Staff - 
Brenda Rennaker
Jackie Holcomb
Lori Deckard
Michelle Petrilli
Cheri Kaatz
Community - 
Warren Seyler
CVSD Community Truancy Board Volunteers: Jory Bichler - Juvenile Court  Martin Kolodrub - Juvenile Court  Stacey Maiers - CHAS Clinic Alison McKeever - Children's Home Society Amber Frohberg - CHAS Clinic AnnMarie Byrd - Catholic Charities Ashlee Winlow - Juvenile Court Cal Coblentz - Spokane Valley Partners Calla Powrie - Children's Home Society Darren Christensen - Big Brothers Big Sisters Lindsay Tipton - Daybreak Youth Services
Team - 
CVSD Facilities Team: Alicia Calton Brian Catron Darrell Blank David St. John Eric Bartholomew Greg Romey Illa Anderson James Westover Jeff Huttenmaier Jeff Mossburgh Joseph Bach Mack Crane Mark Pierce Mark Weis Quentin Moya Samuel Rogers Scott Doering Susan Gates Taylor Parkhill Tim Cain Tim Leonetti William Coder Zach OReilly Jerry Brayman
The LTC Annual Silent Auction Planning Team:  Amber Perry  Holly Haeger  Illa Anderson  Laura Bellagio  Lori Deckard  Michelle Petrilli  Shelley Ehlert  Sue Gates  Terry Tallan Shannon Coder Victoria Hendricks
BTAP Full Release Mentors: Jonnelle Pierce Shanna Garnsey
Elementary Social Studies GVC Team : Jill Munstedt, Broadway Elementary Stephen Hart, Broadway Elementary Melissa Faire , Chester Elementary Bethany McMulkin , Greenacres Elementary Holli Parker, Greenacres Elementary Taryn Weller, Greenacres Elementary Aleah Thompson , Liberty Lake Elementary Mary Beth Bertis, McDonald Elementary Andrea Framstad , Opportunity Elementary Larry Beck , Opportunity Elementary Leslie Geldien , Opportunity Elementary Jennell McLaughlin , Riverbend Elementary Mandee Ennis , South Pines Elementary Nikki Hayes , Sunrise Elementary Sarah Schmaltz , Sunrise Elementary
 
Liberty Creek Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff -
Connie Boni
Kasi Miller
Lisa Marsh
Michaela Aponte
Classified Staff - 
Brian Falls, Tech Support
Ellen Pell
Jong Chan Kim
Jin Ko
Community - 
Angela Walsh
Anya Mattioda
Team - 
Liberty Creek Secretarial Team: Donna Boudreau Ellen Pell
Our son's support team: Donna Boudreau Kelly Radmaker
 
Liberty Lake Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff -
Marc Swanson
Stephanie Morkert
Classified Staff - 
Denise Burgess
Michelle Carter
Paula Dillon
Valerie Manfred
Community - 
LeeAnn Krohn
Merilyn Peneluppi
Julie Mortimer
 
McDonald Elementary School: 
Classified Staff - 
Kelli Lenhart
Tammy Mansfield
 
Mica Peak High School: 
Certificated Staff -
Elana Hall
Jana McKnight
Rhonda Austing
Classified Staff -
Star Chavez
Community - 
Evergreen Station #7   Spokane Valley Fire Department
Team - 
MPHS Secretary Team: Carol Mead Geri Bacheller Star Chavez
 
North Pines Middle School: 
Certificated Staff - 
Amanda Caliva
Brittney Bergman
Classified Staff - 
John Khoury
Patti Woodbridge
Brad Smith
Team - 
Principal & Assistant Principal Team: Lora Jackson Nate Bartlett 
 
Open Doors Program: 
Classified Staff -
Tessa Johnston
 
Opportunity Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff - 
Brandon Benefield
Katie Norman
Larry Beck
Mallory Hinchee
Mrs. Rebecca Banks
Mrs. Carina Mauro
Russ Olson
Susan McMillan
Taylor Kennedy
Wendy Pellicio
Community - 
Elaine Swanson
Margie Mieske and Rob Ridalls
Opportunity Elementary PTO team: Erika Skinner Kimberly Hitt Nikki Stretch Norma Leach Rachel Wilson
Team - 
Extended Resource Team: Diane Birkner Katherine Wacholz Kaycee Debruin Lidiya Crosby Lindsay Oxford Mary Scott
 
Ponderosa Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff - 
Dana Hilpert
Dawn Guilbault
Jennifer Chissus
Val Clapper
Yvette Ornelas
Classified Staff - 
Bill Bronsch
Cheyenne Johnson
Team - 
Para-educator staff: Cathy Christie Kendra Wellner
Ponderosa LAP Team: Asyia Scott Dana Kern Val Clapper
 
Progress Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff -
Abby Spencer
Paige Laws
Classified Staff -
Terri Stenson
Community -
Beth Worthy
Jake Milliron and the Mobius staff
Mobius Science Center
Mobius Science Center: Jake Milliron Katie Stacy Kirk Barber Tiny Dixon
Team - 
The Progress Elementary Staff
 
Riverbend Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff -
Debi Denmark
Jeff Dufresne
Community - 
Alaina Stevenson
Team - 
The Riverbend Core Team: Barbara Witkoe Brittany Olson Darren Herndon
 
South Pines Elementary School: 
Classified Staff -
Cheryl Waldusky
Sarah Gosset
Team - 
South Pines ASB Coordinators: Lauren Palmer Zach Holt
South Pines Custodial Team: Cheryl Walsdusky Mike Whipple Melinda Hansen
South Pines Office Staff: Paula Wiemer Sarah Gossett
South Pines Supervisor Team: Angela Green Angela Moeller Cheryl Thomas Katelyn Mcallister Mcaffrey Crandall Trina Villa
 
Spokane Valley Learning Academy: 
Certificated Staff -
Paula Ward
Community -
SVLA STEAM TEAM: Samatha Call Shelly & Daniel Bolton
 
Spokane Valley Tech / STEM Academy: 
Certificated Staff -
Ashley Loncon
Camille Nielsen
Heather Dresback
Mark Bitz
Scott Oakshott
 
Summit School: 
Certificated Staff -
Ben Jones
Pam Juliano
Community -
Janelle Lam
 
Sunrise Elementary School: 
Community -
Barb Robertson
Team - 
Alternative Instruction Team: Darla Yoseph Jenn Long Michelle McCoy Nadine Gielish 
Social Connections Team: Tonya Ota Abby Shewchuk Amy Sheridan Carly Janhunen Carly Purvine Carol Sippola Cathy Winans Cindy Courtney Connie Ames Debbie Crow Eileen Nelson Jennifer Weller Jody Froehle Julie Fayant Kari Vigesaa Linda Stumbough Luke Kennedy Shawnee Jones Stephanie Kinnune
Sunrise PBIS Team: Amy Sheridan Angie Patrick Craig McIntyre Justin Brumley Luke Kennedy Rachelle Ahumada Rose Francis Sandi Larsen Sarah McNeice Tabitha Anderson Tonya Ota 
Sunshine Committee: Amanda Dunbar Connie Ames Sandi Larsen Sarah McNeice Sarah Schmaltz Tammy Nichols Yara Nemri
 
Transportation Department: 
Classified Staff -
Al Smith
Team -
Bus Orientation Team: Dan Harder Doreen Davis Janet Terpko Holly Haeger Jeff Duncan Jeff Haynes Karen Deruwe Karla Graham-Hauck Kelli Henry Melissa Hammer Molly Best Sheryl Polignoni Stuart Vogelman
Transportation Shop Crew: Anthony Marro Don Frazier Ron Scott Jason Schumacher Luke Finchum 
 
University Elementary School: 
Certificated Staff -
Katie Cormier
Kelly Parsons
Shannon Phillips
Stephanie Martin
Classified Staff -
Jessica Quirk
Community -
Ashley Kenner
Erin Ramirez
Team - 
Supervisory Staff: Adrienne Sale Becky Light Cheryl Chandler Cheryl Stumph Dani Crandall Jessica Quirk Melanie Smith Nancy Olfs Nicole Young Sandy Otis Sarah Williams
 
University High School: 
Certificated Staff -
Kaleb Madison
Laura Kramer
Loretta Kron
Samantha Kern
Classified Staff -
Becky McFarland
Debbie Bach
Sharon Graves
Community - 
Allison & Erik Larson
Michael and Michelle Lenker
Team - 
Secretary Team: Amber Roberts Arlene Wollan Barb Berkseth Cheryl Lewis Kari Gossett Katie Hebden Linda Agen Lori Scheirmeister Patty Maxwell Piedad Ficklin Tammy Lallier Vicky Seward Vikki Bruszer