Here are this year's winners of the Distinguished Staff Awards:
2017 Distinguished Staff Award honorees with the Topeka Public Schools Board of Education.
Marcus Clark, Custodial, Highland Park High School, right, hugs TPS School Board President Patrick Woods.
Steven Crawford, Paraeducator, Chase Middle School, right, with Principal Dr. Keith Jones.
Dustin Dick, Building Leader, Topeka West, right, with TPS School Board Vice-President Dr. Michael Morrison.
Debbie Dickerson, Elementary Educator, Stout Elementary, left, with Principal John Litfin.
Peggy Fisher, Certified Support Staff, Lundgren Education Center, right, with Dr. Jennifer Barnhart.
Denise Good, Classified Support Staff, Burnett Center, right, with Marie Carter.
Michael Hoover, Food Service, Eisenhower Middle School, right, with Principal Leosha Giardina.
Elena Ramirez-Johnson, Office Personnel, Highland Park High School, left, with Principal Dr. Beryl New.
Jessica McHenry, First-Year Teacher Secondary, Eisenhower Middle School, left, with Principal Leosha Giardina.
Ellie Myers, First-Year Teacher Elementary, McEachron Elementary, right, with Principal Vic Williams.
Kirsten Cigler Nelson, High School Educator, Topeka High School.
Larry Robbins, District Leader, Burnett Center, right with TPS Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson.
Robert Schawo, Middle School Educator, Jardine Middle School, right, with TPS School Board President Patrick Woods.
For more photos of the event check out the TPS Facebook gallery.