Apr 16, 2018

29 Staff Members Honored with 2018 POPs Awards

Congratulations to this year’s Pride of Pickerington (POPs) building-level winners!

Fourteen educators and 15 support personnel have received the 2018 “Pride of Pickerington” (POP) employee-of-the-year awards for their individual buildings. These individuals were selected by their colleagues as representing the best of the best of our talented, dedicated staff.

The 29 winners will now be considered for the district-wide Pride of Pickerington employee of the year awards. Those two winners – one certificated, one classified – will be announced at the May 21 meeting of the Board of Education. All 29 building winners will be recognized at that meeting.

Through the Pride of Pickerington Schools Awards, the district recognizes excellence in teachers and support staff members in each building.

These building POPs winners were selected after a nomination process that included nominations by other staff members, voting within each building, and a review of the nominations by the building principals. Criteria included how well nominees represent the district in areas such as core values, work performance, dedication, collaboration, and the Pickerington Schools mission.

Certificated staff

  • Jennifer Isley, Pickerington High School Central
  • Allen DeCarlo, Pickerington High School North
  • Emily Whittington, Ridgeview STEM Junior High School
  • Garrett Fisher, Lakeview Junior High School
  • Jodi Hall, Toll Gate Middle School
  • Ashley Neuenschwander, Harmon Middle School
  • Bethanne Falther, Diley Middle School
  • Cindi Wilmer, Fairfield Elementary School
  • Blythe Wood, Heritage Elementary School
  • Melissa Woodward, Pickerington Elementary School
  • Kelly Dishong, Sycamore Creek Elementary School
  • Chelsea Swain, Toll Gate Elementary School
  • Pam Light, Tussing Elementary School
  • Kevin Topy, Violet Elementary School

Classified staff

  • Diane Lukacsko, Pickerington High School Central
  • Jeff Thomas, Pickerington High School North
  • Bonnie Tolley, Lakeview Junior High School
  • William “Bill” Entsminger, Ridgeview STEM Junior High School
  • Betsy Frownfelter, Toll Gate Middle School
  • Lori Hoff, Harmon Middle School
  • Heather Ferns, Diley Middle School
  • Crystal McDonald, Fairfield Elementary School
  • Bryan Moore, Heritage Elementary School
  • Tonda Nelson, Pickerington Elementary School
  • Lynn Trotch, Sycamore Creek Elementary School
  • Bobbi Lohiser, Toll Gate Elementary School
  • Susan Henry, Tussing Elementary School
  • Rosalind Flaugher, Violet Elementary School
  • Juanita Lemke, District Office

Congratulations to this year’s POPs building-level winners and thanks for making Pickerington Proud!