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Teacher/Staff of the Year Awards : 2018-2019

As a component of the America’s Best City competition, the community formed Vision 20/20 Lake Havasu City.  One of the pillars for change was focused on Education with a priority of retaining our talent.  With the award, the committee identified a focus on recognition for the talent we have in our district. 

In partnership with the chamber and the committee, LHUSD recognizes the extraordinary contributions made by teachers and staff every day to improve the lives of students in Lake Havasu City.  To honor their work, we invited community members, parents, colleagues, and students to nominate a teacher, rookie teacher, or staff member who they feel deserves this special recognition.

The online nomination phase was open this winter. We received many nominations for each of our categories and for each of our sites, and selections were made difficult because all of the nominees were excellent and deserving. 

The selected teachers and staff were honored on May 16, 2019, at the Chamber Mixer, at which each site’s Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year and Staff of the Year will be recognized during a reception attended by honorees’ families, friends, students, colleagues, and community members to celebrate this special honor.  At this reception, we also announced the District Teacher of the Year.  The LHUSD Teacher of the Year will be nominated for the Arizona Rural Teacher of the Year through Arizona Rural Schools Association. 


Our Honorees are...

Support Staff Member of the Year   

Tammie Dutton, Thunderbolt - Nurse

Rookie of the Year

Beka Kent, Oro Grande

Teacher of the Year



Trisha Konen


Olivia Robison




Liane Stancil


Lori Felish

       Oro Grande

Carol Nowakowski


Jennifer Black

       High School

Carmen Domek

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