TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Eleven Topeka Public Schools staff members were honored at a special reception Wednesday night.
They are all recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Staff Award. It's the highest honor the school district can bestow on a staff member.
Those who receive the award have distinguished themselves in their service to children around the city of Topeka. Awardees are nominated by their peers and selected based on criteria including attitude, competence, community involvement and zeal in promoting the advancement of education.
2013 USD 501 Distinguished Staff Award Recipients:
Middle school educator - Eisenhower Middle School
Elementary educator - Meadows Elementary
First year teacher, elementary - Bishop Elementary
First year teacher, secondary - Robinson Middle School
Custodial - Hummer Sports Park
Classified staff - Burnett Ctr
Certified support - Lundgren Education Ctr
High school educator - Highland Park HS
Paraprofessional - Randolph Elementary
Administrator - Burnett Ctr
Office personnel - Landon Middle School