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NCSD Announces Medallion Award Winners and Excelling Schools

Congratulations to the eleven individuals and three teams that have been chosen to receive the Natrona County School District’s 2012-13 Medallion Awards at the Celebration of Excellence.

The awards program honors NCSD employees, nominated by their peers, for their exemplary service to students and the district. The awards program is aligned to the district’s goals and requires a nomination essay, as well as two letters of support, for each nominee.

This year’s winners are:
Danna Anderson, Asst. Principal – Natrona County High School
Dave Davis, vocational education teacher – Kelly Walsh High School
Sarah Hanson, instrumental music teacher – Centennial Junior High
Vicki Imus, Instructional Assistant – CY Middle School
Anne Meyer, Speech Pathologist – Cottonwood Elementary
Sherry Nanneman, Tutor – Fort Caspar Academy
Marie Puryear, Principal – Casper Classical Academy
Shane Singleton, System Support Technician – NCSD Information Technology
Bud Sorensen, math teacher – Dean Morgan Junior High
Bart Wilder, math teacher – Casper Classical Academy
Rick Zimmer, physical education teacher – Roosevelt High School
Roosevelt High School Spark Team – Melanie Boyes, Matt Gardiner, Scott Miller, Charleen Schutte, Lacey Wilson, Rick Zimmer
Sagewood 5th Grade Teaching Team – Megan Amadio and Shawn Galles
Southridge Front Office Team – Lisa Ellis and Becky Land

Award recipients will receive an engraved bronze medallion in honor of their award and their pictures will be displayed at Central Services.

Also at the Celebration of Excellence event, 12 excelling schools will be recognized for their outstanding performance.

Casper Classical Academy – Reading, Math
Fort Caspar Academy – Reading, Math
Manor Heights Elementary – Reading
Oregon Trail Elementary- Reading, Math
Park Elementary – Reading, Math
Paradise Valley Elementary – Math
Sagewood Elementary – Reading, Math
Southridge Elementary – Reading
Summit Elementary- Reading
University Park Elementary- Math
Woods Elementary – Reading
Woods Middle School – Reading, Math

The award recipients and excelling schools will be honored at the Celebration of Excellence awards banquet Tuesday, February 19, at the Best Western Ramkota in Casper.

The Medallion Award program began in 1997 to honor outstanding employees in the Natrona County School District. Its mission continues today through the Celebration of Excellence, as the program now also honors excelling schools.

Criteria for the Medallion honor was established in 2008 to align with the district’s goals, which include:

Literate Students: All NCSD students will read at grade level by the end of third grade.

Excelling Schools: NCSD will perform in the top 10 percent of all Wyoming districts on statewide assessments.

Prepared Graduates: All NCSD students will graduate from high school and be prepared for college and/or a high-skills career.

Safe, Healthy People: NCSD will maintain environments that are physically and mentally safe and healthy for everyone.

Efficient, Effective Operations: NCSD will be efficient and effective in its operations and classrooms.

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