During the all-staff Welcome Back celebration today, Bend-La Pine Schools staff members honored the finalists for Teacher of the Year and Support Staff Member of the Year for their excellence and service to our schools and students.
“From the custodians who serve as mentors to our students to the teachers who innovate new programs for students who need extra support, these staff members are truly an inspiration,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson. “I am proud to work alongside these dedicated individuals and am thrilled to honor them and the work they do.”
Teacher of the Year Finalists:
Support Staff Person of the Year Finalists:
Summit High School band director Dan Judd was named Bend-La Pine Schools’ Teacher of the Year; Pilot Butte Middle School’s Family Access Network Advocate Raquel Hernandez was named Outstanding Support Person of the Year; and Pine Ridge Elementary School Principal Kevin Gehrig was named Distinguished Administrator of the Year.
Learn more about our finalists in this short video: