At the 2016-2017 Employee Appreciation Program at WHS Wednesday morning, numerous USD 353 personnel were recognized for their years of service and "11" employees of the district were bid a fond farewell as they are retiring. The EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD for this school year was also announced by the USD 353 Foundation. Out of approx. 30 nominations, the honor went to WHS Instructor Karla Defore! Congratulations Mrs. Defore!! Karla has taught in the district since 2006! More pics and more awards soon - stay tuned!! (Pic Above) - Mrs. Jodie Heath and Cleo Koehler, both with the USD 353 Foundation Board, presented Mrs. Defore with her EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD at WHS Wednesday!
Longevity awards were presented as well:
KANSAS UNIVERSITY 25 YR TEACHING CERTIFICATES Jayme Lowe, Lisa Huck, Neena Mayfield, Amy O'Connor, Robyn Wohler-Davis, Danna Swingle 10 YEARS OF SERVICE Katie Franke, Melanie Dvorak, Dorathea Kelly, Guy Hauck, Beverly Sellers, Michelle Lloyd, Lynda Wasser, Shawn Worley 15 YEARS OF SERVICE Shanna Fairbanks, Adam Hatfield, Mary Ann Coulter (Not pictured - Denton Kindy) 20 YEARS OF SERVICE Neena Mayfield, Helen Hawkins, Mitch Day, Brian Aufdengarten, James Ginter, Carmen Hatfield, Rane Case, Amy Groom, Jennifer Robinson, Michael Simpson, Deyna Smith, Adrian Young 25 YEARS OF SERVICE Roxi Nance, Jill Kiker, Lori Phelps (Not pictured - Marilyn Moore) 35 YEARS OF SERVICE Kathy Ford, Melissa Lathers, Cathy Shuck 2017 RETIREES Neena Mayfield, Michele Reid, Kathi Dwyer, Ann Hendricks, Pamela Ireland, Brad Morris, Pam Renn, Lynda Wasser (Not pictured - Darla Carroll, Marilyn Moore, David Corrick) EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD Karla Defore