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Wauwatosa School District Honors 15 Employees With Distinguished Service Award

The Wauwatosa School District recognized 15 staff members as recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Service Award during its annual Opening Day celebration with staff on Thursday, August 26, 2021. 


Each year parents, staff and students are invited to nominate staff members for the Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes staff members that go above and beyond normal expectations and embody exemplary service and dedication in their work. To be nominated, staff must have been employed by the District for at least three years and cannot be recognized more than once every three years. When making its decision, a committee of School Board members considers (1) demonstrated services to the District which are distinguishable by excellence; (2) quantity and quality of accomplishments listed in the nominating paragraph; and (3) overall realization of this person’s going above and beyond normal expectations. 


Nominees were honored on stage at the annual Opening Day celebration and received a commemorative plaque. This year’s honorees include: 


Tiffany Chang, Orchestra at West High School and Whitman Middle School

Tracy Eccles, Library Media Specialist at Longfellow Middle School

Amanda Frazier, English at West High School

Lauren Johnson, 4th/5th grade at Wauwatosa STEM 

David Keech, Special Education at West High School

Taylor McDaniel, Social Studies at East High School

Carly Robers, Chemistry and Physics at East High School 

Lauran Roznowski Hayden, Orchestra at Longfellow Middle School

Kristen Rymer, Early Childhood Special Education at Jefferson Elementary School

Anne Shaw, Dance Coach at Wauwatosa West High School

Stephen Sperl, Senior Kindergarten at McKinley Elementary School

Mark Supa, Principal at Roosevelt Elementary School

Jeff Valleskey, Academic Support at Vel R. Phillips School

Lenka Wendland, 3rd grade at McKinley Elementary School

Lisa Winters, Data Manager at Fisher Administration Building 


Congratulations to all of our Distinguished Service Award winners!