LHUSD Staff Recognition and Awards
 
As a component of the America’s Best City competition, the community formed Vision 20/20 Lake Havasu City.  One of the pillars for change was focused on Education with a priority of retaining our talent.  With the award, the committee identified a focus on recognition for the talent we have in our district.
Our Staff Recognition Program recognizes the extraordinary contributions made by teachers and staff every day to improve the lives of students in Lake Havasu City.  To honor their work, we invite community members, parents, colleagues, and students to nominate a teacher or support staff member who they feel deserves this special recognition.
Staff Recognition Program

2020-2021 Nominations

NOW OPEN

Prior Years Honorees
2019-2020 Teacher/Staff of the Year Awards

Staff Member: Danny Morgan, FSP, Oro Grande Classical Academy

Rookie: Megan Meraz, Thunderbolt Middle School

Teachers: Amy DePuydt, Nautilus; Bobbi Nelson, Havasupai; Sue Falzon, Smoketree; Andrea Montes, Jamaica; Bridget Hagest, Starline; Stephanie Holmes, Oro Grande; Jeff Young, Thunderbolt; Larry Olsen, High School

 

District Teacher of the Year: Andrea Montes, Jamaica Elementary School  

2018-2019 Teacher/Staff of the Year Awards

Staff Member: Tammie Dutton, Nurse - Thunderbolt

Rookie: Beka Kent, Oro Grande

Teachers: Trisha Konen, Nautilus; Olivia Robison, Havasupai; Roseann Hagen, Smoketree; Liane Stancil, Jamaica; Lori Felish, Starline; Carol Nowakowski, Oro Grande; Jen Black, Thunderbolt; Carmen Domek, High School

 

District Teacher of the Year: Roseann Hagen.  

Roseann was also named Mohave County Teacher of the Year by the ARSA.

2017-2018 Teacher/Staff of the Year Awards

Staff Member: Manuel Hurtado, FSP - LHHS

Rookie: Ashlee Byerley, English - LHHS

Teachers: Nina Mersing, Nautilus; Nicole Kuch, Havasupai; Tamara Yates, Smoketree; Jamie Hammer, Jamaica; Rebecca Pehling, Starline; Tara Smith, Oro Grande; Lindsay Bitterman, Thunderbolt; Larry Olsen, High School

 

District Teacher of the Year: Tara Smith.  

Tara was also named Mohave County Teacher of the Year by the ARSA.