Official news blog for Topeka Public Schools in Topeka, Kansas.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
TPS Honors Distinguished Staff Members
On Wednesday, April 6th, Topeka Public Schools honored our 2016 Distinguished Staff Award recipients. We are fortunate to have an abundance of dedicated staff members, making it extremely difficult for our panel of judges to select the 14 candidates most deserving of the award.
Here are the employees who were presented with the 2016 Distinguished Staff Award, the highest honor Topeka Public Schools can bestow on an employee:
High School Educator Category, Topeka West High School
Classified Support Staff Category, Scott Magnet
Capital City Schools
Samantha Hershberger, First Year Teacher, Elementary/Pre-K Category, Pine Ridge Prep
Raquel Jackson, Office Personnel Category, Burnett Center
First Year Teacher, Secondary Category,
Highland Park High School
District Leader Category,
Building Leader Category,
Hope Street Academy
Middle School Educator Category, Eisenhower Middle School
Dr. Julie Putnam,
Certified Support Staff Category, Burnett Center
Susie Wells, Food Service Category, Topeka West High School
We would like to thank Carolyn Voth and her orchestra students from Topeka West High School for providing wonderful music for the event, as well as Fernando Adams and his JROTC students for their excellent job presenting the colors. Landon Middle School's Building Operator, Scott Larsen, was a tremendous help in preparing for the event; thank you, Scott!