A math teacher who helps her students earn hundreds of college credits each year. A kitchen manager who learns every student’s name and food preferences. A principal who creates a school culture of compassion and learning. These three dedicated Bend-La Pine Schools’ staff members were honored as staff members of the year during the all-staff Welcome Back celebration today.
Pacific Crest Middle School kitchen manager Debbie VanVliet is the Support Staff Person of the Year; Mountain View High School math teacher Sharon Sieveking is the Certified Staff Person of the Year; and Three Rivers School Principal Tim Broadbent is the Distinguished Administrator of the Year. In all, 15 Bend-La Pine Schools staff members were recognized at the event for their dedication, skill and positive impact on students.
“These staff members do whatever it takes to make a positive difference in the lives of students. I am blown away by their commitment and heart and I am thrilled to be able to recognize them for their contributions,” said Superintendent Shay Mikalson.
Certified Staff of the Year Finalists:
Support Staff of the Year Finalists: