Denali Award winners announced


May 6, 2013


Contact: Heidi Embley
ASD Communications Department
Phone: 907-742-4158


Award is highest district honor given to employees


Two Anchorage School District employees and a team of colleagues were chosen by a committee of peers to receive the prestigious Denali Award, a bi-annual recognition program that honors employees who have shown outstanding achievement, service and dedication in ensuring every student has the opportunity to achieve his or her potential. The Anchorage School Board will recognize the winners at its meeting tonight.


The spring 2013 winners are:

  • Lauren Hoffman, Begich Middle School counselor
  • Jane Berglund, Chief Information Officer
  • Applications Training Team, which includes:
    • Maria Hernandez, Teresa Spencer, David Frankford, Melissa Banker, Jonah Dornbos, Bryan Arnold, Pam Johnson, Katherine Jones and Julie Shuttleworth


Congratulations to all nominees: Lisa Edington, Bayshore Elementary School; Stephanie Campbell, Curriculum and Instructional Support; Theresa Dearborn, Nunaka Valley Elementary School; Amy Conway, Russian Jack Elementary School; Rowena Carrillo, Wendler Middle School; Jeannie Frey, Chugiak High School; Lauren Shutt, Title VII Indian Education; Robb Von Herbruck, Begich Middle School; Yvonne Russell, Sustina Elementary School; the Facilities Department; and the Kincaid Elementary School Life Skills Teacher Assistants.


Supervisors have the opportunity to nominate employees each fall and spring. Nominations often include letters of support from co-workers and members of the community detailing why the employees are considered outstanding in their field of work.


ASD applauds these employees, and all nominees, for their amazing service to our students and this community.

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