Award Winners

Awarding endowed teaching chairs each year is one way the Public School Foundation acknowledges the contributions of outstanding educators and rewards their efforts on behalf of students.

Jasmine Johnson

Upper Elementary Chair for Excellence in Teaching Innovation, Scroggs Elementary

"I am honored to be named the Upper Elementary Teaching Chair for 2023-2024. I have been privileged to work on a team where collaboration and innovation are at the core of our collective philosophy. The unwavering support from my administrators has also made an immeasurable impact on not only my personal and professional growth but the academic, social, and emotional growth of my students. Additionally, the Public School Foundation has been instrumental in the implementation of several initiatives our grade level has proposed over the past several years. It is my students, though, who I have to thank most. Without their continuous acceptance of and enthusiasm for embracing eccentric projects, distinctive practices, and unique initiatives, I wouldn't be the teacher I am today."

Miles Chappell

Zora Rashkis Chair for Teaching Middle School Language Arts or Social Studies, Phillips Middle

“It is frustrating to be at a loss for words when you are supposed to write several words. The Public School Foundation has my eternal thanks for all that it does to help our district. It means a great deal to me to be chosen to chair middle school social studies and language arts. I am very lucky to work with some incredible professionals who are absolutely devoted to helping all students. I am unspeakably lucky to work with my wife, who constantly inspires me with her energy, innovation and dedication to teaching. (It was one of the happiest moments of my professional life to learn that we will hold concurrent teaching chairs.) I look forward to continuing our schools' work to create future generations who recognize their agency in society while questioning what they hear and what they believe. Also, they won't do that thing where they pull out cell phones in the middle of a theatre."

Paula Dey

Elmo's Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School Math or Science, Carrboro High

"I feel honored to be selected as the Elmo's Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School Math or Science. I am thankful to all of my coworkers and students who have helped me grow over the years, and I will continue to strive to make my science classes engaging to students of all backgrounds. I appreciate all of the opportunities this district and the Public School Foundation provides us with, and I'm excited to continue my work here!"

Sheila Fleming

PSF Chair for Excellence in Teaching Cultural Arts, Scroggs Elementary

"It is with both pride and humility that I serve as the PSF/PTA Chair for Excellence in Teaching Cultural Arts. I am grateful that the work I am so passionate about has been witnessed, validated, and celebrated. What an honor it is to be awarded this distinction. Every day I am delighted to explore the world of music with children, and privileged to work with so many inspiring educators. To my Arts colleagues, know that I have always been motivated to do better because of your expertise and commitment. I truly believe that the Cultural Arts are an essential avenue for our children to nurture creativity, grow their minds, and promote self-expression, all the while igniting confidence, joy and wonder. Thank you for believing this, too."

Susan Meyer

Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching World Language, Culbreth Middle

"I am honored to be the recipient of this award. I love geeking out about the ancient world with students and it means so much to me to be recognized for what I do as a teacher! I've been with CHCCS since 2010 and have been fortunate enough to develop deep and lasting relationships with my colleagues and community. Gratias to my Culbreth PLC, my Latin PLC, and to all of my students (current and treasured alumni)! Huge thanks also to my fabulous husband, who has not only been a pillar of support in my personal and professional life, but also a mentor in my teaching journey and an inspirational colleague. I look forward to representing Latin in this role. The ancient world is alive and well in CHCCS! Ad infinitum! Thank you, Public School Foundation, for making this all possible! I still remember the "Novice Teacher Tea" event from my first year. It is unimaginable to me that the same organization is now giving me this award. Thanks for all you've done to support CHCCS teachers like me!"

Courtney Byrd

Burton Stuart Promising New Teacher, Chapel Hill High

"Thank you to the Public School Foundation for selecting me as a recipient of the Burton Stuart Chair! Considering the myriad of socio-scientific issues that our world is currently facing, promoting scientific literacy has never been more critical. It’s a joy to collaborate with such creative students, colleagues, and community members at CHCCS as we engage in data-driven discussions. Thank you again for this recognition and honor! "
Garrison Reid

Garrison Reid

Neil Pedersen Teachers First Chair for Excellence in Classroom Technology, Chapel Hill High

“It’s a great honor to be recognized as the Pedersen Teaching Chair. A key takeaway from the last year is that effective technology integration is critical to instruction regardless of the format of the “classroom”. From a dinner table, office desk, or a masked on-campus setting, teachers, students, and families have never been more reliant on our technology to create a meaningful school experience.”

Mary Naylor

Kim Hoke Chair for Excellence in Teaching Exceptional Children, Northside Elementary

“It is an honor to be awarded the Kim Hoke Teaching Chair award. I learn daily from my students, coworkers, and administrators on how to better reach all of my students. Teaching students with learning differences is one of the most rewarding positions and celebrating their successes brings me so much joy. I will continue to advocate for and celebrate each of them on their journey. Thank you to the Public School Foundation for this recognition and all that they do for our schools!"

Kimberly Jones

Bernadine Sullivan Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School English or Social Studies , Chapel Hill High

"I am beyond honored to have my efforts recognized by our incredible Public School Foundation. English education and student growth, both academic and personal, has been my professional purpose and passion for 16 years. Each year my students read, analyze, and critically respond to literature from various sources, perspectives, and genres in order to better understand and appreciate the experiences, culture, customs, and beliefs of the people all over the world. Through these literary experiences, my students not only come to a greater understanding of diverse people, places, and beliefs, but more importantly, they see the connections to their own lives and experiences. I'm dedicated to building students' understanding and appreciation of the powerful purpose literature can serve in documenting, protesting, and ending social injustice and systemic persecution, and as a result are moved to act, inform others, and raise awareness of the issues that matter to them. I strive to equip my students with a diversity of meaningful learning experiences that make them more informed, empowered, compassionate, adept global citizens in the 21st century. Thank you for this amazing acknowledgement!"

Lisa Frangipane

Mel & Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching, Morris Grove Elementary

"It is my hope to inspire all students to experience joy of movement and play. I appreciate CHCCS for placing value on Health and Physical Education for every student in the district. Thank you to the Public School Foundation for this recognition."

Emily Shepherd

Sterling and Anita Hennis Chair for Promising New Secondary Teacher of Eng/LA or Social Studies, Culbreth Middle

"I feel honored to have been selected for the Hennis Teaching Chair! Inspired by the work of Howard Zinn, I strive to make Social Studies a relevant and engaging space for students where we can take an honest look at the past and develop analytical tools to make sense of and improve the world today. I could not do this work alone, and there have been many people along the way who have supported me and helped me to grow and refine my practice as a teacher!"

LaTekka Lewis

GlaxoSmithKline Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Science or Mathematics , Smith Middle

"It is truly an honor to receive this award. I became a teacher to impact lives and to help guide our future leaders. It feels amazing to know that others recognize that impact and are willing to honor me for it."

Molly Kearns

Zora Rashkis Chair for Promising New Elementary School Teacher, Morris Grove Elementary

"It is such an honor to be recognized as the Rashkis Promising New Teacher Chair! It has been a privilege to be able to start my teaching career in Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, where I’ve gotten to learn so much every day from my experienced and innovative coworkers and of course, from the brilliant children I work with. I firmly believe that all children are capable of incredible growth when we keep our expectations high, provide instruction that is engaging and relevant, and allow students to serve as teachers to one another. Thank you to the Public School Foundation for supporting positive learning outcomes for all!"

Lisa Dunn

Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching Primary Grades (PreK-2) , Carrboro Elementary

"It is such an honor to have been nominated for and selected to serve as the Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching the Primary Grades. Teaching young children, partnering with their families, and collaborating with my elementary school colleagues are my passions as an educator. I love working in CHCCS, specifically in the Dual Language program, where I devote my work to fostering curiosity, confidence, and joy among my dual language learners so that they thrive as bilingual and biliterate members of our community. I am grateful for the Public School Foundation’s ongoing support and recognition of our public schools and our work to provide an excellent education for all students."

Mary Alicia Lyons

Mary U. Andrews Chair for Excellence in Teaching Literacy, Morris Grove Elementary

"I am truly honored to be selected as the Mary U. Andrews Teaching Chair for Excellence in Literacy. In my role as an instructional coach at Morris Grove Elementary, I am fortunate to partner with a group of educators that consistently strive to support students in becoming the best readers and writers they can be and who are willing to think outside the box to meet their needs. I believe that when teaching is engaging, inclusive, creative, and values student voice and choice, it creates a positive and collaborative learning community in which all students not only grow but thrive, core values that also drive the work of the Public School Foundation as it supports CHCCS educators."

District-wide Chairs

Kim Hoke Chair for Excellence in Teaching Exceptional Children

  • Mary Naylor, Northside Elementary School 2022-24
  • Melissa Barry, Carrboro High School, 2019-21
  • Denise Keene, Smith Middle School, 2016-18

Mary U. Andrews Chair for Excellence in Teaching Literacy 

  • Mary Alicia Lyons, Morris Grove Elementary, 2022-24
  • Kathryn Cole, Northside Elementary, 2019-21

Mel and Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching Healthful Living and Physical Education 

  • Lisa Frangipane, Morris Grove Elementary, 2021-2024
  • Mackenzie Casey , Smith Middle, 2017-20

PSF/PTA Chair for Excellence in Teaching the Cultural Arts

  • Shelia Fleming, Scroggs Elementary, 2023-25
  • Corrie Franklin, Chapel Hill High/Culbreth, 2020-22
  • Ann Daaleman, Phillips Middle, 2017-19
  • Jack Watson, Chapel Hill High, Art, 2013-15
  • Tom Drago, Chapel Hill High, Drama, 2010-12
  • Angela Kileff, Chapel Hill High, Spanish, 2007-09
  • Marilyn Meltzer, Chapel Hill High, German, 2004-06
  • Gloria Van Dam, Chapel Hill High, French, 2001-03
  • Pam Pate, Chapel Hill High, Art, 1998-20
  • Ken Stewart, Chapel Hill High, Spanish, 1995-97
  • Sandy Williamson, Chapel Hill High, Spanish, 1992-94

Burton Stuart Chair for Promising New Secondary
Teachers in Math or Science

  • Courtney Byrd, Chapel Hill High School 2023-25
  • Christina Sudzina Schut, East Chapel Hill High, 2020-22
  • Morgan May, Science, Culbreth Middle, 2016-18
  • Katherine Whittington, Math, Phillips Middle, 2013-15
  • Daniel Murphy, Science, East Chapel Hill High, 2010-12
  • Rebecca Hite Mercadoocasio, Science, Chapel Hill High, 2006-08
  • Darryl Piggott, East Chapel Hill High, 2003-05
  • Jason Curtis, Physics, Chapel Hill High, 2000-02

Sterling and Anita Hennis Chair for Promising New Secondary
Teachers in English, Language Arts or Social Studies 

  • Emily Shepherd, Culbreth Middle, 2021-24

Neil Pedersen Chair for Excellence in Teaching Technology

  • Garrison Reid, Chapel Hill High, 2021-23
  • Mike Sharp, CTE, Culbreth Middle, 2018-20
  • Jessica Grinnell, Math/AVID, Culbreth, 2016-17
  • Candace White, Grade 3, Glenwood Elementary, 2014-15
  • Tracey Hartman, Technology Specialist, Morris Grove Elementary, 2012-13
  • Amanda Galvin, Science, East Chapel Hill High, 2010-11
  • Heather Taxis, Grade 4, Scroggs Elementary, 2008-09
  • Stephanie Hebdon, Technology Specialist, McDougle Elementary, 2006-07
  • Melinda Fitzgerald, Science, Smith Middle, 2004-06
  • Pat Chancer, Grade 3, McDougle Elementary, 2002-03

High School Chairs

Elmo’s Diner Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School Math or Science                                    

  • Paula Dey, Carrboro High, 2023-24
  • Shannon McGinnis, East Chapel Hill High, 2021-22
  • Clare Matusevich, Chapel Hill High, 2019-20
  • Jay Wilson, ECHHS, 2014-15
  • Thomas Brown, Carrboro High, 2011-12
  • Kelly Allen, ECHHS, 2009-10
  • Maya Merritt, ECHHS, 2005-06
  • Susan Neumann, Chapel Hill High, 1995-96
  • Judy Jones, Chapel Hill High, 1992-93
  • Larry Wakeford, Chapel Hill High, 1989-90
  • Bud Stuart, Chapel Hill High, 1986-87

Bernadine Sullivan Chair for Excellence in Teaching High School English or Social Studies

  • Kimberly Jones, Chapel Hill High, 2022-23
  • Jamie Fernandez-Schendt, Carrboro High, 2020-21      
  • Anthony Swaringen, Carrboro High, 2018-19
  • Brian Link, East Chapel Hill High, 2015-16
  • Ashley Lang, East Chapel Hill High , 2013-14
  • Mary Beth Braker, Carrboro High, 2011-12
  • Amanda Galvin, East Chapel Hill High, 2009-10
  • Michael Irwin, Chapel Hill High, 2007-08
  • Amanda Parker,East Chapel Hill High, 2005-06
  • Martha Dill, East Chapel Hill High, 1999-2000
  • Pat Brooks, Chapel Hill High, 1997-98
  • Pat Detittia, Chapel Hill High, 1995-96
  • Susan Oliver, Chapel Hill High, 1993-94
  • Judy Haig, Chapel Hill High, 1991-92
  • Marjorie Lancaster, Chapel Hill High, 1989-90
  • Linda Barnard, Chapel Hill High, 1987-88

Middle School Chairs

GSK Chair for Excellence in Teaching Middle School Math or Science

  • LaTekka Lewis, Smith Middle, 22-23
  • Mary Patricia Peres-da-Silva, McDougle Middle, 2020-21
  • Molly Caudill, Culbreth Middle, 2018-19
  • Nick Von Hoene, Smith, 2015-16
  • Danae Shipp, McDougle, 2013-14
  • Kelly Sears, Smith, 2010-11
  • Fiona Rae, Culbreth, 2007-08
  • Patty Berge, McDougle, 2006-07
  • Rob Frescoln, Phillips, 2004-05
  • Ruben Giral, McDougle, 2000-01
  • Priscilla Dennison, McDougle, 1997-98
  • Barbara Pedersen, Phillips, 1993-94
  • David Jones, Phillips, 1990-91
  • Patricia Hicks, Culbreth, 1988-89

Zora Rashkis Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Middle School Language Arts or Social Studies

  • Miles Chappell, Phillips Middle, 2023-24
  • Tony Carter, Smith Middle, 2021-22
  • Helen Motta, Culbreth Middle, 2019-20
  • George Gilmer, Smith Middle, 2016-17
  • Erin White, Smith Middle, 2014-15
  • Jennifer Scott, Phillips Middle, 2012-13
  • Christina Atack, McDougle Middle , 2011-12
  • Jessica Benninger, Culbreth Middle, 2009-10
  • Ann Collins, Culbreth Middle, 2007-08
  • Rebecca Campbell, Phillips Middle, 2005-06
  • Jean Simons, Smith Middle, 2003-04
  • Mary Harris, Phillips Middle, 2001-02
  • Barbara Murray, Phillips Middle, 1999-2000
  • Jami Burns, McDougle Middle, 1997-98
  • Dorothy Works, McDougle Middle, 1995-96
  • Jean Parrish, Phillips Middle, 1993-94
  • Anne Browning, Phillips Middle, 1992-93
  • Mary Gunderson, Culbreth Middle, 1991-92
  • Pat Brooks, Phillips Middle, 1991-92

Elementary School Chairs

Sockwell Chair for Excellence in Teaching
the Primary Grades PreK-2nd

  • Lisa Dunn, Carrboro Elementary, 2022-23
  • Ronetta Walker, Northside Elementary, 2020-21
  • Amy Brazaski, Morris Grove Elementary, 2018-19
  • Ashley Laver, Kindergarten, Rashkis, 2013-14
  • Suzanne Stokes, Grade 1, FPG, 2011-12
  • Toni De Marco, Grade K, Morris Grove, 2009-10
  • Karoline Matthewson, Grade 2, Ephesus, 2007-08
  • Coretta Sharpless, Grade 1, Carrboro, 2005-06
  • Brenda Ankney Stephans, Grade K, Carrboro, 2003-04
  • Pam Peterson, Grade 2-3, Mary Scroggs, 2001-02
  • Faye Barker, Grade 2, Rashkis, 1999-2001
  • Emily Bivins, Grade 1, McDougle, 1998-99
  • Karen Reid, Grade K, McDougle, 1996-97
  • Pat Chancer, Grade 3, FPG, 1995-96
  • Janice Croasmun, Grade 2, Carrboro, 1994-95
  • Ann Overton, Grade 1, Ephesus, 1993-94

Upper Elementary Chair for Excellence in Teaching
Innovation – Grades 3-5

  • Jasmine Johnson, Grade 5, Scroggs,  2023-24
  • Toni Lehman, Grade 5, McDougle, 2021-22
  • Kathryn Cobb, McDougle, Grade 5, 2019-20
  • Candace Crothers, Grade 3, Glenwood, 2016-17
  • Lauren Boening, Grade 3, Morris Grove, 2014-15
  • Tate Little, Grade 5, Carrboro, 2012-13
  • Elizabeth Meunier, Grade 4, Carrboro, 2010-11
  • Claire Nelson, Grade 3, Rashkis, 2008-09
  • Katherine Andrews, Grade 5, McDougle, 2006-07
  • Ursula Carswell, Grade 4, McDougle, 2004-05
  • Helen Maxwell, Grade 3, Carrboro, 2002-03
  • Jeannette Blackwell, Grade 5, McDougle, 2000-01
  • Diane Leusky, Grade 4, Ephesus, 1998-99
  • Arlene Rosenfeld, Grade 3, Seawell, 1996-97

Past Awards

University Mall Award for Excellence
in Teaching Second Languages (past award)

  • Carol Orringer, Ephesus, French

Heavner Award for Excellence in Teaching Cultural Arts (past award)

  • Alycia Allen, CHHS, 1991-92      
  • Paul Hrusovsky, Glenwood, 1988-89


The Reckford Teaching Prize for travel, study, or professional development (past award)

  • Justin Seifts, East Chapel Hill High, 2022
  • Courtney Sears, Ephesus Elementary, 2021
  • Ashley Quick-Hooker, Northside Elementary, 2020
  • William Melega, Chapel Hill High, 2019
  • Kathryn Edelstein,  East Chapel Hill High, 2018

Annual District Award Recipients

Jeanette Blackwell Mentor Teacher Award

  • Gretchen Pegram, Rashkis Elementary, 2021-22
  • Kim Lindekugel, Chapel Hill High, 2019-20
  • Carla Gilchrist, Glenwood Elementary, 2018-19
  • Kirsten Venema, Ephesus Elementary 2017-18
  • Catherine Molyet, McDougle Middle, 2016-17
  • Tina Mansfield, Morris Grove Elementary, 2015-16
  • Kendra Suggs-Shealey, Lincoln Center, 2014-15
  • Alisa McAlister, McDougle Middle, 2013-14
  • Christina Royster, Literacy Coach, Rashkis Elementary, 2012-13
  • Louise Peters, Reading Specialist, McDougle Middle, 2011-12
  • Katherine Andrews, Morris Grove Elementary, 2010-11
  • Kim Fearrington, Carrboro Elementary, 2009-10
  • Elizabeth Angell, Gifted Education Specialist, Glenwood Elementary, 2008-09

Elmo’s Diner Award for Excellence in Teaching World
Language / ELL (1-year award)

  • Brandon Cartagena, Culbreth, 2021-22
  • Angela McChesney, ELL, Carrboro High 2019-20
  • Shawna Catlett, French, Ephesus Elementary 2018-19
  • Beth Watson, ESL, ECHHS, 2016-17
  • Jessica Kelly, French, Culbreth, 2015-16
  • Katherine McKinnon, Seawell Elementary, 2014-15
  • Mimi Collins, ELL, Culbreth, 2012-13
  • Karen Galassi-Ferrer, World Language, ECHHS, 2011-12
  • Julie Dermody, ELL, McDougle Elementary, 2010-11
  • L.J. Randolph, Spanish, Carrboro High, 2009-10
  • Janet Davis-Castro, ELL, McDougle Elementary, 2008-09
  • Sally Merryman Smith, Spanish, Smith, 2007-08
  • Greg Cain, ESL, Smith, 2006-07
  • Sandy Williamson, Spanish, ECHHS, 2005-06

Mary Scroggs Award for Excellence in Support Services

  • Lillian Rodermond (CHHS), Stephen Crownson (Glenwood), Matthew Jorgenson (Lincoln Center) 2021-22
  • Zaida Walker, Lincoln Center, 2019-20
  • Andrene Powell, Northside Elementary, 2018-19
  • Laila Bradford, IT, Lincoln Center, 2017-2018
  • Cedric Bush, Teacher’s Assistant, Morris Grove Elementary, 2016-17
  • Bobby Woodard, Maintenance Department, 2015-16
  • Mark Foushee, Transportation, 2014-15
  • Gina Clark, Custodian, McDougle Elementary, 2013-14
  • Kristy Perone, Teacher’s Assistant, Mary Scoggs Elementary, 2012-13
  • Melodie Kelly, Administrative Assistant, Rashkis Elementary, 2011-12
  • Donna Gates, School Secretary, Culbreth Middle School, 2010-11
  • Jim Ellis, CHCCS Transportation, 2009-10
  • Rose Hetzell, Lincoln Center Human Resources, 2008-09

Public School Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching Exceptional Children

  • (for 2015-16 and beyond, see Kim Hoke Chair for Excellence in Teaching Exceptional Children)
  • Jennifer Michalenok, Chapel Hill High, 2014-15
  • Amy Lineberry, Phillips Middle,  2013-14
  • Beth Kinney, Math, McDougle Elementary, 2012-13
  • Hannah Goodwin-Brown, Carrboro Elementary, 2011-12
  • Linda Jens, Frank Porter Graham Elementary, 2010-11
  • Caroline Carlson, Estes Hills Elementary, 2009-10
  • Paula Ferrell, McDougle Middle, 2008-09
  • Terry Richards, Phillips Middle, 2007-08
  • Rita Simpson, Exceptional Education, McDougle Middle, 2006-07
  • Clementine Self, Reading Specialist, Seawell Elementary, 2003-04
  • Rita Simpson, Exceptional Education, McDougle Middle, 2006-07

Public School Foundation Promising New Teacher Award

  • Courtney Rogers, Frank Porter Graham, 2021-22
  • Rody Huertas Ostolaza, 2019-20
  • Torrance Jones, Northside Elementary, 2018-19
  • Janine Barr, Glenwood Elementary, 2017-18
  • Claire Gough, Culbreth Middle, 2016-17
  • Morgan May, Culbreth Middle, 2015-16
  • Diamond Jones, Northside Elementary, 2014-15
  • Jasmine Johnson, Scroggs Elementary, 2013-14
  • Kathleen Carswell, Grade 5, Morris Grove Elementary, 2012-13
  • Chye Kornegay, East Chapel Hill High, 2008-09
  • Bernadette Woods, Carrboro High, 2007-08
  • Anna Collins, Kindergarten, Rashkis Elementary, 2006-07
  • Kendra Fisher, Grade 3, Carrboro Elementary, 2005-06

BRMA Excellence in Equitable Teaching Award

  • Gabe Graña, Smith,  2021-22
  • Morgan Hunt, McDougle Elementary, 2021-22
  • Janet Davis-Castro, Carrboro Elementary, 2021-22
  • Matthew Murchison, Carrboro High, 2019-20
  • Dana McCullum, McDougle Middle, 2019-20
  • Tiffany Lloyd, Rashkis, 2019-20
  • Timothy Walker, Carrboro High, 2018-19
  • Eric Zeigler, Smith Middle, 2018-19

MSAN Equity Equals Excellence Award

  • Kimberly Jones, Chapel Hill High, 2021-22
  • Jennifer Dykes, Ephesus, 2019-20
  • Anna O’Connell, Carrboro High, 2018-19
  • Delia Hudson, McDougle Elementary, 2018-19

Courageous Educator Award

  • Ashley Sherman, Ephesus, 2021-22
  • Adelaide Zarhen, Seawell, 2019-20 Consummate Professional Award (sponsored by CHCCS Association of Educators)
  • Vanessa Diggs, East Chapel Hill High 2018-19

Consummate Professional Award (sponsored by the CHCCS Association of Educators)

  • Megan Stevenson, Culbreth, 2021-22
  • Tracy Bell, Glenwood, 2019-20
  • Jaclyn Holland, Estes Hills, 2018-19

Public School Foundation Award for Support Staff Excellence in Exceptional Education and Student Services

  • Shannon Allee, Culbreth Middle, 2021-22
  • Delia Hudson, McDougle Elementary, 2019-20
  • Sonia Sutton, Chapel Hill High, 2018-19
  • Stephanie Mazva-Cohen, SSW Culbreth Middle, 2017-18
  • Matt Straub, Culbreth Middle, 2016-17
  • Betsy Booth Scalco, SSW, Estes Hills Elementary, 2015-16
  • Beth Murphy, Nurse, Rashkis, 2014-15
  • Irene Slydel, Nurse, Smith Middle, 2013-14
  • Tina Moore, Family Specialist, Smith Middle, 2012-13
  • Jessica Harris, Counselor, East Chapel Hill High, 2011-12
  • Robbie Brown, McDougle Elementary, 2010-11
  • Ruth Morgan, EESS, Ephesus Elementary, 2009-10
  • Emily Avetta, School Psychologist, Rashkis and Scroggs Elementary, 2008-9
  • Rhonda Hairston, Counselor, McDougle Middle, 2007-8
  • Rita Simpson, EE, McDougle Middle, 2006-07
  • Carol Grigg, Nurse, Culbreth Middle School and Phoenix, 2005-6
  • Kerry Sherrill, Family Specialist, Carrboro Elementary School, 2004-5
  • Clementine Self, Reading, Seawell Elementary, 2003-04

Principal of the Year Award

  • Crystal Epps, Scroggs Elementary, 2020-21
  • Robert Bales, McDougle Middle, 2019-21
  • Emily Bivins, FPGB, 2018-19

Assistant Principal of the Year Award

  • Kirtisha Jones, Northside, 2021
  • Stacie Boyer, Ephesus  2020
  • Anna Hipps, Chapel Hill High, 2019

Award for Excellence in District Administration

  • Brad Johnson, Director of Transportation, 2020-21
  • Sherri Morris, Director of HR, Talent Acquisition and Programming, 2019-20
  • Bill Mullin, Executive Director of School Facilities, Lincoln Center, 2017-18

Teacher of the Year Award

  • Brian Link, ECHHS, 2021-22
  • Eugenia Floyd, Scroggs Elementary, 2019-20
  • Mary Patricia Peres-da-Silva, McDougle Middle, 2018-19