The following employees were selected for the December Excellence Award recognition. They were honored at the Dec. 12 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are:
- Joan Hagist, paraeducator, Lincoln Elementary School
- Viktoriya Krasovskaya, Russian interpreter, and Elisa Iraheta, Spanish interpreter, Walnut Grove Elementary, multiple schools and special services department
- Christine Ingalls, teacher, Thomas Jefferson Middle School
- Neil Cummings, teacher and coach, Alki Middle School
- April Whipple, principal, Ogden Elementary School
The Excellence Award is given to five employees and/or small teams from October to May each school year. Nominations are open to staff, students, parents and community members. Nominees are selected for recognition by a committee of their peers.
Congratulations to these staff members! They join the many VPS employees who have received Excellence Awards since 2007.