Pattonville honors staff and volunteers at District Appreciation Night
Pattonville honors staff and volunteers at District Appreciation Night
Thursday, May 9, 2019
The Pattonville School District honored staff and volunteers who serve Pattonville children during its annual District Appreciation Night on May 6. Take a look at the honorees from this special event.

Teacher and Support Staff of the Year
Pattonville announced honorees for the district-level awards. Find out more.


Pride of Pattonville Award
Individuals honored with the Pride of Pattonville Award in recognition for outstanding service to Pattonville students and schools were, from left, front row, Denny McFarland, band director at Pattonville High School, Elizabeth Brisch, lead teacher at the ALPHA Center (elementary gifted education) at Holman Middle School, Mary Kay Bovier, Cub Scout volunteer at Drummond and Parkwood elementary schools, and Irena Goren-Scheer, orchestra teacher at Holman Middle School; and back row, Dr. Bill Casner, principal of Bridgeway Elementary School, Blake Carrigan, lieutenant with the St. Ann Police Department, Mindy Campbell, counselor at Pattonville High School, Cynthia Hall, AV clerk at the high school, and Doug Newton, social studies teacher/department leader at the high school.

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School Bell Awards
Retirees honored with School Bell Awards and their years of service in Pattonville include, from left, front row, Robin Porzelt, second-grade teacher at Bridgeway Elementary School, 31 years; Jeannie Derhake, food service supervisor at Holman Middle School, 29 years; Phyllis Pasley, music specialist/lead resource teacher at Willow Brook Elementary School, 29 years; Michael Jenkins, technology support specialist at the Pattonville Learning Center, 19 years; Sandy Weis, counselor at Parkwood Elementary School, 49 years; Pamela Rasmussen, math teacher at Pattonville Heights Middle School, 20 years; Debbie Bicket, library technology specialist at Rose Acres Elementary School, 22 years; and Doug Newton, social studies teacher/department leader at Pattonville High School, 18 years;
        Second row, Judith Vitale, reading specialist at Drummond Elementary School, 29 years; Mary Webb, bus driver, 14 years; Linda Stuckey, high school custodian, 15 years; Denise Kuse, fifth grade teacher at Drummond Elementary School, 31 years; Lisa Kickbusch, second grade teacher, Drummond Elementary School, 31 years; Mindy Campbell, high school counselor, 24 years; Kimberly Miller, high school user support specialist, 28 years; Pamela Otto, high school secretary, 22 years; Kenneth Jordan, maintenance journeyman, 40 years; and Dr. David Miller, director of assessment at the Learning Center, 26 years;
        Third row, Lisa Entwistle, special education occupational therapist at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, 17 years; Rosellen Knapp, early childhood paraprofessional, 16 years; Tammy Davis, parent educator in the early childhood Parents as Teachers (PAT) program, 26 years; Susan Mathis, high school math and engineering teacher, 11 years; Vicki Robben, high school math teacher/department leader, 22 years; Dianne G'Sell, early childhood occupational therapist, 15 years; Gwendolyn Walker, Parkwood reading specialist, 13 years; Jaycyn Schnell, Parkwood second grade teacher, 31 years; Debra Bonner, Parkwood second grade teacher, 28 years; Twila Harris, high school child development teacher/playschool director, 19 years; and Pam McConnell, Bridgeway special education teacher, 14 years;
        Fourth row, Linda Tyahla, early childhood speech-language pathologist, 17 years; Dorothy Nix, early childhood special education psychological examiner, 17 years; Annie Staebell, early childhood paraprofessional, 17 years; Kathryn Fogarty, early childhood special education educational diagnostician, 17 years; Anne Kloeckener, early childhood/PAT nurse, 21 years; Mary Ellen Sievers, early childhood teacher, 17 years; Teresa Jercinovic, Drummond secretary, 34 years; Bernie McCanless, Bridgeway cafeteria manager, 29 years; Ruth Ronecker, Holman and Learning Center clerk, 26 years; Charlene Mair, high school secretary, 30 years; and Pamela Davenport, second grade teacher at Remington Traditional School, 21 years; and
        Back row, Dennis Aubuchon, bus driver, 12 years; Bob Burns, Learning Center photo/AV specialist, 30 years; Sue Boswell, high school secretary, 12 years; Walter Chambers, Remington custodian, 10 years; Karen Laws, Parkwood special education teacher, 13 years; Kimberly Sims, Parkwood English learner paraprofessional, 17 years; Paul Berglund, Learning Center hardware tech specialist, 13 years; Sara Deutschmann, high school band director, 24 years; and Becky Middendorf, high school physical education teacher/department leader, 20 years.

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Business Partners of the Year
The St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) Soccer Club was named Pattonville's School-Business Partners of the Year for its support of Pattonville. The district began a partnership with the SLSG Soccer Club in the fall of 2018. Since then, the partnership has served nearly 400 Pattonville elementary and middle school students, teaching students values, teamwork and soccer skills. Shown with Pattonville director of school-business partnerships (second from right) Patty Gould and Pattonville Heights Middle School assistant principal Dr. Mark Houston (second from left) are, from left, SLSG representatives Dale Schilly, Matt Stichling and Denny Vaninger.

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30 Years of Service
Honored for 30 years of service were, from left, Nisa Peters, kindergarten teacher at Bridgeway Elementary School, Bob Burns, photo/AV specialist at the Pattonville Learning Center, and Sarah Funderburk, district technology specialist/instructional specialist at Rose Acres Elementary School.

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25 Years of Service
Honored for 25 years of service were, from left, front row, Jill Kruse, kindergarten teacher at Remington Traditional School, Rebecca Caldwell, second grade teacher at Rose Acres Elementary School, and Patricia Patrick, secretary at Pattonville High School; and back row, Mary Spitzmiller, Rose Acres fourth grade teacher, Beverly Harget, high school secretary, and Stephanie Walton, math teacher at Pattonville Heights Middle School.

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20 Years of Service
Honored for 20 years of service in Pattonville were, from left, front row, Karen Laws, Special School District teacher at Parkwood Elementary School, Tara Perks, second grade teacher at Bridgeway Elementary School, Lori Yudovich, Bridgeway reading specialist, Nicole Hubbard, first grade teacher at Rose Acres Elementary School, and Irene Wooten, cook at Willow Brook Elementary School; and back row, Becky Middendorf, physical education teacher/department chair at Pattonville High School, Brian Schwendemann, high school social studies teacher, Ed Stevens, social studies teacher at Holman Middle School, and Chandler Young, high school custodian.

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15 Years of Service
Honored for serving Pattonville for 15 years were, from left, front row, Amie Bemke, assistant principal at Pattonville Heights Middle School, Catherine Lobser, paraprofessional at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, and Shareefah El-Amin Fox, Special School District teacher assistant at Drummond Elementary School; and back row, Ida Cothrine, human resources secretary at the Pattonville Learning Center, Joan Mason, business specialist at Pattonville High School, Stephanie Sliefert, early childhood speech-language pathologist, and Dianne G'Sell, early childhood occupational therapist.

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10 Years of Service
Honored for 10 years of service in Pattonville were, from left, front row, Brian Heyman, English/journalism teacher at Pattonville High School, and Peggy Totterer, cook at Bridgeway Elementary School; middle row, Walter Chambers, custodian at Remington Traditional School, Gary Wierzbicki, high school custodian, Joseph Rehagen, physical education teacher at Rose Acres Elementary School, Cynthia Kiankhooy Fard, Special School District (SSD) resource teacher at Parkwood Elementary School, and Steve Vargo, Rose Acres principal; and back row, Lora Monroe, behavior technician at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center, Florida Jenkins, Remington clerk, Tammy Hasheider, high school district technology specialist, Glenna Evans, cook at Drummond Elementary School, and Sarah Mullins, SSD paraprofessional at Rose Acres.

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5 Years of Service
Celebrating five years of service in Pattonville were, from left, Angela Wheeler, bus driver, Martess Lewis, benefits coordinator at the Pattonville Learning Center, Tron Williams, Learning Center custodian, and Emily Lerman, fifth grade teacher at Bridgeway Elementary School; and back row, Mallory Noble, paraprofessional at Drummond Elementary School, Carrie Heine, fifth grade teacher at Rose Acres Elementary School, Danica Johnson, Team 4-5 teacher at Remington Traditional School, and Leslie Jones, Bridgeway first grade teacher.

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Support Organization Leaders
Officers of organizations that support Pattonville schools were honored. They include, from left, front row, Shelli Greenblatt, second vice president of the Willow Brook PTO, Kara Corson, Willow Brook PTO first vice president, Pamela Kirkwood, secretary and volunteer coordinator for the High School PTO, Tyra Austell-Jones, High School PTO hospitality coordinator, Heather Wolz, treasurer of the Pattonville Orchestra Parent Student Organization (POPS), Angela McCormick, POPS president, and Jennifer Lipscomb, president of the Early Childhood PTO; middle row, Andrea Snowden, secretary of the Pattonville Heights PTO, Shannon Leonberger, treasurer of the Drummond PTO, Kelly Monroe, Drummond PTO president, Paula Schneider, president of the Pattonville Alumni Association, Pat Bryant, Alumni Association secretary, Cheryl Sprengel, president of the Pattonville Education Foundation (PEF), and Laurie Lambros, PEF vice president; and back row, Laura Wick, Early Childhood PTO treasurer, Dean Linhardt, Alumni Association vice president, Monika Trejo, membership coordinator for the Pattonville Association of Gifted Education (PAGE), Heather Gallagher, secretary of the Bridgeway PTO, Jackie Wasser, Bridgeway PTO president, Jamie Wasser, Bridgeway PTO vice president, and Rachel VanDernoot, Bridgeway PTO treasurer.

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