HSD 2022 Teachers and Support Staff of the Year

  • Each year, HSD celebrates the District-Level Teacher of the Year, Building-Level Teachers of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year. This year more than ever, it is important to recognize the extraordinary efforts of our educators.

    On behalf of the Board of Education and Dr. Nettie Collins-Hart, Superintendent of HSD, congratulations to the winners of the 2021-2022 HSD District-Level Teacher of the Year, Building-Level Teachers of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year winners.

    Sarah Hecht, a McCurdy Elementary School teacher, has been named the District-Level Teacher of the Year. Ms. Hecht teaches 2nd grade and has been with the district for seven years. Her roots run deep in HSD. She is also a 2003 Hazelwood Central High School graduate. Additionally, her three sons all attend HSD schools.

    The District-Level Teacher of the Year 1st Runner Up is Katrina Bussen. Ms. Bussen is a dynamic educator with the district’s Early Childhood Center. The District-Level Teacher of the Year 2nd Runner Up is Monekea Smith-Taylor. Ms. Smith-Taylor is an inspiring educator at Hazelwood East Middle School.   

    The District-Level Teacher of the Year, Building-Level Teachers of the Year, and Support Staff of the Year will be honored at the PTA Founders' Day event on Feb. 3, 2022. This year's virtual celebration will take place via Zoom. The Zoom link will be shared in late Jan.

    All the winners can be viewed below.

     


    Sarah Hecht, District-Level Teacher of the Year

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    Katrina Bussen, District-Level Teacher of the Year 1st Runner Up

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    Monekea Smith-Taylor, District-Level Teacher of the Year 2nd Runner Up

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Teachers of the Year

  • Katrina Bussen
    Early Childhood Center         

    Katrina

     

    Darnetta D. Wafford
    Armstrong Elementary School  

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    Shonda Northern
    Arrowpoint Elementary School   

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    Michele Lashly
    Barrington Elementary School

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    Tonya Felicia Jackson
    Brown Elementary School 

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    Shaunn Simmons
    Cold Water Elementary School

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    Molly Gibbs
    Garrett Elementary School   

    Molly 

     

    Asia McClain
    Grannemann Elementary School

     Asia

     

    Alana Huddleston
    Jamestown Elementary School 

     Alana

     

    Brittany Taussig
    Jana Elementary School 

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    Amy Johnson
    Jury Elementary School   

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    Mary Abegg
    Keeven Elementary School       

     Mary

     

    Rochelle M. Jordan
    Larimore Elementary School    

    Rochelle

     

    Susan Gentry
    Lawson Elementary School 

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    Elizabeth DeSilva
    Lusher Elementary School 

     Elizabeth

     

    Sarah Hecht
    McCurdy Elementary School    

     Sarah

         

    Daniel Evert
    McNair Elementary School       

     Daniel

     

    Sara Garland
    Russell Elementary School 

     Sara

     

    Stephanie Marrero
    Townsend Elementary School   

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    John Phillips
    Twillman Elementary School   

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    Donisha Abdul-Mumin
    Walker Elementary School   

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    Michael Walls
    Hazelwood Central Middle School

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    Monekea Smith-Taylor
    Hazelwood East Middle School   

     Monekea

     

    Diane Beers-Gallop
    Hazelwood North Middle School       

     Diane

     

    Stephanie Brazuk
    Hazelwood Northwest Middle School 

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    Tanika Harper-Hoover
    Hazelwood Southeast Middle School   

     Tanika

     

    Amanda Weber
    Hazelwood West Middle School   

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    Wendy Reeves
    Hazelwood Central High School     

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    Chuck Orlando
    Hazelwood East High School  

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    Myronna Pryor
    Hazelwood West High School 

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    Tirsha S. LeNoir
    Hazelwood Opportunity Center        

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    Carrie Ziolkowski
    Hazelwood GALACTIC

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    Sheri Lawson
    English Learners

    Sheri Lawson

Support Staff of the Year

  • Lesley Kocurek
    Child Nutrition    

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    Melody Dupree
    Child Nutrition  

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    Joan Everett
    Clerical            

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    Laura Augsburger
    Clerical 

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    Tracy Colton
    Clerical      

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    Alissa 
    Counselor  

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    Emanuel Williams
    Custodial    
      

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    Eric Henderson
    Custodial  

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    Richard Maness Sr.
    Maintenance 

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    Rachel Benjamin
    Nurse/ Clinic Aide

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    Mulugeta Chekol
    Professional/Technical       

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    Monique Goris
    Social Worker   

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    Daymon McGhee
    Security  

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    Anthony Hinton
    Teacher Assistant/Building Aide   

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    Verna Taylor
    Teacher Assistant/Building Aide     

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    Kernell Watson
    Transportation  

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