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Congratulations to our Crystal Apple Award Nominees!

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Congratulations, Crystal Apple Award Winners


Congratulations are in order for the thirty staff members who were nominated for Crystal Apple Awards and for the nine who took home the coveted trophy during the awards ceremony on Thursday, February 27, at the Tuality Health Education Center.


This is the 9th year the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the awards, which recognize staff members who go above and beyond to promote and provide excellence in education. 


The list of nominees is below; winners are indicated in bold with an asterisk(*).


Licensed Staff:

  • Jessica Ackerman, Child Development Teacher, Liberty High School*
  • Nicole Chronister, Kindergarten Teacher, Tobias Elementary School
  • Alana Cross, Grade 3/4 Teacher, Eastwood Elementary School
  • Sarah Denny, Teacher/Instructional Coach, Hilhi
  • Holly Fowler, Grade 2 Teacher, Patterson Elementary School
  • Lindsay Garcia, Grade 4 Teacher, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Paul Hanson, Science Teacher, Liberty High School*
  • Michael Meyer, Transition Services Teacher, CTS House*
  • Matt Nova, LSC Coordinator, Evergreen Middle School
  • MariaEugenia Olivar, Teacher on Special Assignment, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Suzanne Paroulek, Counselor, Tobias Elementary School
  • Kelly Purdy, Child Development Teacher, Hilhi
  • Sara Retzlaff, Grade 2 Teacher, McKinney Elementary School
  • Jill Russo, Grade 4/5 Teacher, Reedville Elementary School
  • Suzie Strachan, District Nurse, Hillsboro School District


Classified Staff:

  • Carrie Bertram, Library Tech, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Ananda Dwantham, Bilingual Assistant, Minter Bridge Elementary School
  • Jolene Erickson, ERC Secretary/Special Education Assistant, Reedville Elementary School*
  • Kristina Estrada, Office Manager, Hillsboro Online Academy*
  • Diana Farlow, Office Manager, Hilhi
  • Julie Glass, Instructional Assistant, Eastwood Elementary School
  • Gayle Jourdan, Executive Secretary/Office Manager, Student Services
  • Aileen Yokoyama, Special Education & ERC Specialist, Lenox Elementary School*


Administrative/Supervisory Staff:

  • Grant Corliss, Principal, Witch Hazel Elementary School*
  • Linda Harrington, Principal, Hillsboro Online Academy
  • Don Lavoie, Custodial Supervisor, Facilities Department*
  • John Matsuo, Principal, Lenox Elementary School
  • Mike Strande, Principal, Rosedale Elementary School
  • Kona Williams, Principal, Eastwood Elementary School
  • Ted Zehr, Principal, Century High School*


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May 22, 2013

Brookwood’s Barbara Nasewytewa Earns OnPoint’s Educator of the Year Award

Congratulations are in order for Barbara Nasewytewa, 5th Grade Teacher at Brookwood Elementary School.  She has been named 2013 K-8 Educator of the Year in the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education contest, sponsored by OnPoint Community Credit Union.  Her awards include getting her mortgage paid for one year, plus $1,000 for her school for resources and supplies.


The contest is meant to “honor and celebrate effective and innovative teaching methods that spark enthusiasm and passion in students, parents, and their peers…[with the award going to] teachers who inspire creativity and enthusiasm in the classroom, educators who demonstrate exemplary teaching methods and style, and individuals who have significant impact on students, parents and peers.’ (Source: www.onpointprize.com/OnPoint-Teacher-Prize.aspx)


Two Hillsboro School District teachers were up for the award in the K-8 category: Robin Davies, 1st Grade Teacher at Farmington View Elementary School, and Barbara.  As a Finalist, Robin has earned $500 for herself and $500 for her school.  


According to Principal Ken McCoy, “Barb creates a respectful and productive environment where students feel safe and valued.  She constantly puts extra time into planning and organizing great lessons that reach all of her students; is always reflective regarding her instruction in an effort to continually improve; and strives for regular, meaningful and impactful collaboration with her peers.”


Watch KGW News Channel 8’s coverage of the OnPoint Prize announcement here.


Congratulations again to Barbara and Robin!


May 20, 2013

Hillsboro School District 2013 Retirees

Congratulations and many thanks to our retiring staff members!  We truly appreciate your years of hard work and dedication to Hillsboro students, and we wish you well in the next phases of your lives!


A list of retirees* is available here.  (*Please note that certain retirees have asked that their names not be shared publicly at this time.) 


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