Oshkosh Area School District Recognizes 2019 Employees of the Year

posted Apr 26, 2019, 5:52 AM by Katie Nieman   [ updated Apr 26, 2019, 5:52 AM ]
The Oshkosh Area School District (OASD) is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Employees of the Year. This year, eight district employees have been recognized for exceptional service and commitment to the district, students, and school communities. 

Details of each employees’ impact in the district, as well as excerpts from their nomination(s) can be found in the following spotlight: 2018-2019 Oshkosh Area School District Employees of the Year

Please join us in recognizing and celebrating the 2018-2019 Oshkosh Area School District Employees of the Year:
  • Elementary Teachers of the Year
    • Alyssa Rumlow - Grade 1, Jefferson Elementary School (Photo)
    • Julaine Hale - Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (EBD) Teacher, Washington Elementary School (Photo)
  • Secondary Teachers of the Year
    • Cheryl Pagel - Program Support Teacher, Oshkosh North High School (Photo)
    • Paul Stellpflug - Social Studies Teacher, Oshkosh West High School (Photo)
  • Administrator of the Year
    • Lisa McLaughlin - Principal, South Park Middle School (Photo)
  • First-Year Teacher of the Year
    • Bonnie Smith - Cross Categorical Teacher, Washington Elementary School (Photo)
  • Support Staff Employees of the Year
    • Audrey Spanbauer - Paraprofessional, Oshkosh North High School (Photo)
    • Dan Gomoll - Building Custodian II, Washington Elementary School (Photo)

"Throughout the Oshkosh Area School District we have remarkable educators, leaders, and staff members working in our schools and making a difference in our community," said Dr. Vickie Cartwright, Superintendent of Schools. "The 2018-2019 OASD Employees of the Year exemplify what it means to be student-centered. They work tirelessly to support our students and demonstrate the profound and far-reaching impact that one individual can have. It is an honor to not only recognize this year's recipients but to be able to work alongside them each and every day."

Members of the district leadership team notified the award recipients on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 during surprise visits to schools and classrooms. A recognition ceremony and reception took place on Wednesday, April 24, and the award recipients were also recognized during the televised OASD Board of Education Meeting. Photos from the celebrations are available below:

The Oshkosh Area School District Employees of the Year Award was established in 2013-2014, as a way to further recognize district employees and promote a greater appreciation for their work and outstanding service to our students and school communities. All district employees are eligible and can be nominated by students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and members of the OASD community. A selection committee reviews all nominations and recipients are chosen based on the strength of numerous criteria, including the quality and comprehensiveness of each nomination received.