LCPS Foundation to hold annual Celebration of Excellence in Education Dinner April 24th

LCPS Foundation to hold annual Celebration of Excellence in Education Dinner April 24th at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum
Honorees will include LCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists, National Merit Scholars, National Board Certified Teachers, National Hispanic Scholars, and the Sandra K Nakamura Professional Development Excellence Award
Las Cruces NM, April 4, 2017: The Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation exists to support caring educators that help our children. Each year the LCPS Foundation holds a public dinner to celebrate and honor LCPS teachers and students that have excelled above and beyond in their accomplishments. This year’s dinner will be held on April 24th at the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum beginning at 6:00 pm. Tickets to the dinner are $20 each and can be purchased by contacting Lupita Barrio at 527-6054 or lbarrio@lcps.net . Sponsorship opportunities and further information on the LCPS Foundation are both available at lcpsf.org .
Those honored will be this year’s LCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists, National Merit Scholars, National Board Certified Teachers, National Hispanic Scholars and the Sandra K. Nakamura Professional Development Excellence Award recipients.
Proceeds from the annual dinner fund teacher grants and student scholarships based upon competitive submissions. These funds allow the recipients to undertake learning opportunities not otherwise possible within current public funding.
The dinner is made possible thanks to sponsors that contribute to the LCPS Foundation each year. This year’s sponsors, as of date of release, include:
Title Sponsor
Century Bank
Platinum Sponsor
Mountain View Regional Medical Center
Gold Sponsor
Dean George Mychaskiw, Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine
Silver Sponsors
The Gregg Martin Agency
Beasley Mitchell and Co.
Michael and Jan Morehead
Joe Bullock, First American Bank
Raymond Greene, VFW Post 6917
Ben and Chris Woods
Bronze Sponsors include more than 20 local businesses and individuals

Those being honored at the dinner include the following:

LCPS Teacher of the Year Finalists
Ashley Cartwright, East Picacho ES
Natalie Goodwin, Las Cruces HS
Rachel Knight, Centennial HS
Rosilyn Skibyak, Las Cruces HS
Terri Stockberger, Valley View ES
National Merit Scholars
Renata Starostka, Centennial HS
Elisa Davidson, Las Cruces HS
Irene Fernald, Las Cruces HS
Tharani Murali, Las Cruces HS
National Board Certified Teacher
Maggie Hornung, Valley View/Desert Hills ES
National Hispanic Scholar Finalists
Victoria Howard, Arrowhead Park ECHS
Elisa Davidson, Las Cruces HS
Adriana Sanchez, Las Cruces HS
Matthew Torres, Las Cruces HS
Ocran Holloway, Mayfield HS
Stephen Jeffries, Mayfield HS
Trevin Reyes, Mayfield HS
Bridget Andersen, Onate HS
Antonio Tabullo, Onate HS
Dr. Sandra K. Nakamura Professional Development Award Recipients
Bernadine Cotton, Tombaugh HS
Christina Parra, Sierra MS
Lisa Ehlers McCuller, Arrowhead Park ECHS

For further information contact Betsy Geery, Executive Director LCPS Foundation at lcpsfoundation@lcps.net

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