ACE Awards

Bethel’s Best Honored With ACE Awards

Bethel’s 2017 ACE Awards champions are Gina Clark, Lisa Bateman, Anne Johnstone-Diaz and Michelle Toney.

For the 12th consecutive year, Bethel’s best have been honored with ACE Awards as Champions in Education.

Gina Clark from Fairfield (Teacher), Lisa Bateman, Assistant Special Ed Director (Administrator), Anne Johnstone-Diaz from the Bethel Family Resource Center (Classified staff) and Willamette music supporter Michelle Toney (Volunteer) each win $1,000 for the school program of their choice.

They were among 30 Bethel staff and volunteers nominated for ACE Awards, which are sponsored by Oregon Community Credit Union, numerous business partners, and the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce.

Congratulations go out to all the nominees who were recognized at a special awards ceremony at the Hult Center.

ACE Awards Nominees Announced

The 12th annual ACE Awards will recognize the best and brightest in Bethel School District.

30 Bethel educators and volunteers have been nominated for ACE Awards, which recognize the best and brightest in Bethel, Eugene 4j and Springfield school districts.

The 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards will be presented to Bethel’s outstanding contributors in four categories: teachers, administrators, support staff, and volunteers. Winners will be awarded a handsome trophy at a Hult Center Celebration on April 25th and will be given $1,000 to be used for the school program of their choice.

The 2017 Bethel nominees are:
Teachers: Lauren Boettger, Fairfield; Gina Clark, Fairfield; Deanna Courogen, Irving; Alison Dodd, Prairie Mountain; Joe Freuen, Willamette; Darren Hatefi, Willamette; Isabel Kelly, Fairfield; Joe Mancuso, Willamette; Sonja Maul, Prairie Mountain; Kristy McElravy, Shasta; Kristi Oster, Cascade; Ben Wade, Willamette; Shannon Whitty, Cascade.

Classified staff: Anne Johnstone-Diaz, Bethel Family Resource Center; Krista Larson, Prairie Mountain; Anthony Mancuso, Willamette; Christie McBride, Shasta; Curtis Mitchell, Willamette; Mary Spearman, Irving; Bob Wilson, Willamette.

Volunteers: Shanna Bitikofer, Prairie Mountain; Bess Jones, Fairfield; Anje Postma, Irving; Michelle Thompson, Meadow View; Michelle Toney, Willamette.

Administrators: Lisa Bateman, Assistant Special Education Director; Mari Ford, Principal, Danebo; Tina Guiterez-Schmich, Equity Coordinator; Mindy LeRoux, Principal, Willamette; Maureen Spence, Principal, Malabon.

ACE Awards Nominations Now Being Accepted

Last year’s ACE Award winners – Debi Bostwick, Jenny Sink, Royal Yoakum and Phil Drake – each won $1,000 for the school projects of their choice.

The 12th annual ACE (A Champion in Education) Awards will honor local teachers, classified staff, volunteers and administrators.

Nominate a deserving individual here.

A $1,000 cash award will be presented to the Bethel winners in each of the four categories, which can be used for the school projects of their choice.

The ACE Awards nominating criteria is specific. The best nominations do more than give facts; they tell a story about the nominee.

It’s important to follow these nominating tips.

Submissions are being accepted through March 24th. The nominees will be celebrated and the “Champions” will be announced at a special awards ceremony on Tuesday, April 25th at the Hult Center’s Soreng Theater.

The ACE Awards are generously sponsored by the local business community, Oregon Community Credit Union, and the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce.

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ACE Awards Honor Bethel’s Champions

Debi Bostwick, Jenny Sink, Royal Yoakum and Phil Drake are this year's winners of ACE Awards, each recognized as A Champion in Education.

Debi Bostwick, Jenny Sink, Royal Yoakum and Phil Drake are this year’s winners of ACE Awards, each recognized as A Champion in Education.

Four of Bethel’s best have been honored with ACE Awards as Champions in Education.

Debi Bostwick (Teacher), Jenny Sink (Administrator), Royal Yoakum (Classified staff) and Phil Drake (Volunteer) each win $1,000 for the school program of their choice.

They were among 38 Bethel staff and volunteers nominated for ACE Awards, which are sponsored by Oregon Community Credit Union, numerous business partners, and the Eugene and Springfield Chambers of Commerce.

Particularly notable among this year’s winners is Sink, who is the first in the 11 year history of the awards to have been honored first as a teacher (in 2006) and again as an administrator.

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