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As the 2023-24 school year winds down, Academy District 20 (ASD20) spent an evening celebrating 28 staff who started their careers in the district in the 1990s.

The annual Years of Service Ceremony celebrates honorees by sharing reflections on their careers and providing them with a token of appreciation from the district. Those in attendance included teachers, paraprofessionals, assistant principals and support staff.

Below is a list of this year’s honorees.

30 Years

Lisa Jacobson
Math Teacher, Liberty High School

Christine Jones
SpEd Bus Driver, Transportation

Brett Lee
Industrial Arts/Tech Teacher, Timberview Middle School

25 Years

Tom Andrew
Principal, Chinook Trail Middle School

Eric Beers
Social Studies Teacher, Air Academy High School

Pete Beltran
Special Education Transition Coach, EAC

Tricia Blomquist
Academic Support Teacher, Home School Academy

Shannon Castle
Special Education Resource Teacher, Chinook Trail Middle School

Kari Davis
Special Education Speech-Language Pathologist, EAC

Timothy Hedges
Custodian, EAC

Susanna Kochis
Teacher, Woodman-Roberts Elementary School

Maureen Lang
Executive Director for Learning Services, EAC

Tess Livingston
Dyslexia Specialist, Encompass Heights Elementary School

Renee Motter
Talented and Gifted teacher, Air Academy High School

Valerie Noel
French Teacher, Academy International Elementary School

Pete Oldfield
Physical Education Teacher, Eagleview Middle School

Matt Perry
Math Teacher, Rampart High School

Sara Petersen
Assistant Principal, Discovery Canyon Campus Elementary School

April Pierce
Math Teacher, Pine Creek High School

Ann Purtscher
Special Education Resource Teacher, Academy International Elementary School

Lisa Ransom
Social Studies Teacher, Eagleview Middle School

Tonya Rathe
School Secretary, Academy International Elementary School

Jean Shircliff
MTSS Coordinator, High Plains Elementary School

Gail Struebing
Custodian, Pioneer Elementary School

Ronald Sukle
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director, Discovery Canyon Campus High School

Lynette Tidwell
Language Arts Teacher, Pine Creek High School

Brian Wright
Assistant Principal, Mountain Ridge Middle School

Kirsten Wright
Math Teacher, Rampart High School