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2019 Lamp of Learning Honorees Announced

Once each year, the WESD celebrates the unique, exemplary contributions of special members of the #WESDFamily by honoring them with the Lamp of Learning Award. This award allows us the opportunity to thank community and staff members for supporting the education of our students. This year, we honor 36 extraordinary people who represent the Vision, Mission and Values of the WESD. The Lamp of Learning Award is the highest recognition given in the District. Honorees will be celebrated on May 3 at the Lamp of Learning Awards Dinner. We thank each honoree for their individual contributions to our District!

Rose  Farnell, Abraham Lincoln;

Philip Liles, Arroyo;

Rick Ryan, Chaparral;

Teresa  Barraco, Chaparral;

Heidi McKeever, Cholla;

Monica Ramirez, Cholla ;

Matthew Dennis, Desert Foothills;

Susie Amado, Desert View;

Rocio Ramirez, Desert View;

Christine Finn, Ironwood;

Christopher Donnelly, John Jacobs;

Maribel Koerperick, Lakeview;

Ubaldo  Lopez, Lakeview;

Amy Clement, Moon Mountain;

Dawn Planty, Moon Mountain;

Leslie Mills, Moon Mountain;

Erica Smith, Mountain Sky;

Katie Piehl, Mountain Sky;

Jane  Hoyle, Mountain View;

Daniel Gomez, Orangewood;

Jerry "Todd" Williams, Palo Verde;

Karla Herbst, Professsional Development;

Harold Lozano, Richard E. Miller;

Paula McWhirter, Roadrunner;

Digna Crowe, Royal Palm;

Janet Halvorson, Shaw Butte;

Sophia Walden, Shaw Butte;

Qunicy Brewer, Social Services;

Susan Granger, Sunnyslope;

Joseph Macaluso, Sunnyslope;

Deanna Bailey, Sunset;

Corinn   Klues, Sunset;

Brenda Liles, Sunset;

Carrie Kuitunen, Sweetwater;

Sheri  O'Hair, Sweetwater; and

Jessica  Tatum, Sweetwater.