Lawton, OK: Lawton Public School’s Celebration! – an annual recognition of excellence among the district’s faculty and staff – was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, typically held in April, will be celebrated when school resumes this Fall.
LPS would like to celebrate and recognize this year’s honorees for “Champions for Children,” the Rookie of the Year (ROY) nominees and the Teacher of the Year (TOY) finalists. The announcement of the ROY and TOY along with the recipients of the LPS Friend of Education Award – the highest honor given by the district – will take place at the upcoming event.
LPS wants to congratulate and celebrate these members of the LPS family on their accomplishments and service to the children of Lawton Fort Sill.
Here are this year’s honorees …
“Champions for Children”: Jeanine Crown –Freedom Elementary; Ellen Driskill– Crosby Park Elementary; Maureen DuRant – Lawton High; Sandra Everidge – MacArthur High; Sonia Hastings – Lawton High; David Hornbeck – Shoemaker; Katy Isham – Tomlinson Middle; Dana Moore – Edison Elementary; Darrell Morris – Ridgecrest Elementary; Allegra Robertson – Edison Elementary.
“Rookie of the Year” Nominees: Sandra Dunn – Eisenhower Middle; Anna Kirchen – Lawton High; Nivian Rozumialski – MacArthur High; Angela Burke – Crosby Park Elementary; Katie Langston – Edison Elementary; Stephanie Overby – Eisenhower Elementary; Brooke Rooney – Freedom Elementary; Bethany Powell – Hugh Bish Elementary; Chad Erickson – Lincoln Elementary; Madeline Hartlage – Pat Henry Elementary; Molly Inger – Pioneer Park Elementary; Natasha Scharfenberg – Ridgecrest Elementary; Brandi Dove – Sullivan Elementary; Allyson Short – Whittier Elementary; Lacey Walbrick – Woodland Hills Elementary
“Teacher of the Year” Finalists: Tanja Pool - Central Middle School; Mary Hanson - Tomlinson Middle School; Arline Taylor - Lawton High School; Jenny Langston - Almor West Elementary; Laura Hatch - Crosby Park Elementary; Brenda “Michele” Parra - Pat Henry Elementary; Nicole Merriweather - Ridgecrest Elementary.