Sherwood teachers and support staff were recognized at a staff appreciation luncheon May 22. This annual luncheon is a perfect opportunity for staff members to be recognized for their hard work and accomplishments. A meal from Brown’s BBQ was served followed by the presentation of honors and recognition awards by the superintendent.
Each school honored a teacher of the year. Two non-certified district employees were honored as support staff of the year. Staff members were also recognized for their years of service to the Sherwood school district.
The teacher and support staff of the year recognition is especially an honor because fellow coworkers nominate and vote on who receives the award. The Sherwood Teachers of the Year are Cassie Cunningham – elementary, Megan Lewis – middle school, and Ross Wienberg – high school. Support Staff of the Year are Cheryl Catron and Cindi Miller.
Cunningham, a third grade teacher, has been teaching for two years, all of them at Sherwood. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Missouri in elementary education.
Lewis is Sherwood Middle School’s counselor. She has been a counselor for two years, both of them at Sherwood. She earned her bachelor of science degree from Kansas State University and her master’s degree in counseling from Mid-America Nazarene University.
Wienberg teaches Algebra II, Math Analysis/Trigonometry, Calculus, and College Algebra. Wienberg is a graduate of Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia and earned his bachelor’s in mathematics and computer science and his master of arts in teaching from University of Central Missouri.
Catron has worked at Sherwood for 12 years. She is Sherwood’s food service cashier.
Miller, Sherwood’s special education department secretary, has worked with the district for 15 years.
Retiring staff members are Rhea Conlon, fourth grade teacher, and Gayle Wilson, middle school and high school librarian. Conlon has been with Sherwood for 16 years and Wilson has been with Sherwood for 28 years.
Staff members with five, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service are:
• Five years: Lori Burns, Tara Carter, Bryan Himes, Kristine Ireland, Coburn McCulloh, Roger Orr and Vicki White.
• Ten years: Brenda Koch, Cindy Matson, Kim Short, Marta Stoneking and Clara Taber.
• Fifteen years: Mechelle Branstine, Shanda Dooley, Jeanne Hughes, Tanya Kernohan, Cindi Miller and Sharon Parker.
• Twenty years: Glenda Marconett.
• Twenty-five years: Pat Woodward.