The list of nominees is now available for the 16th annual Crystal Apple Awards on November 8 at the Elsinore Theatre in downtown Salem.
Forty-four local educators have been nominated for the awards, which celebrate educational excellence in Salem and Keizer.
The 2012 list of nominees includes teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, office managers and administrators. Of the 44 nominees, 40 are employees of Salem-Keizer Public Schools and four are from private schools.
Between now and the event, a Crystal Apple delegation will visit each nominee's work place to present a nomination certificate and a bag filled with gifts of congratulations from local businesses.
|Debbie Beck-Ludford||Teacher||Lee Elementary School|
|Pam Bendt||Support Staff||Salem Heights Elementary School|
|Kimberlee Bissell||Support Staff||Stephens Middle School|
|Ronnie Brooks||Support Staff||McKay High School|
|Annie Burlison||Teacher||Judson Middle School|
|Joel Cowley||Teacher||Chavez Elementary School|
|Phil Craver||Teacher||Roberts High School|
|Becky Crooke||Support Staff||Parrish Middle School|
|Lori DeSouza||Teacher||Judson Middle School|
|Jennifer Drane||Teacher||Abiqua Middle School|
|Maureen Foelkl||Teacher||Chapman Hill Elementary School|
|Laura Fox||Support Staff||Leslie Middle School|
|Susan Gage||Teacher||Swegle Elementary School|
|Tim Grim||Teacher||Liberty Elementary School|
|Maria Guadelupe Swenson||Support Staff||Grant Community School|
|Leah Hannegan||Teacher||Gubser Elementary School|
|Lisa Hardey||Teacher||Sprague High School|
|Stephanie Hodges||Teacher||Straub Middle School|
|Michele Husseman||Support Staff||Whiteaker Middle School|
|Heidi Litchfield||Administrator||Chapman Hill Elementary School|
|Jamee Loucka||Support Staff||Roberts High School|
|Kim Marshall||Support Staff||South Salem High School|
|Lisa Martin-Baker||Teacher||Englewood Elementary School|
|Georgia Meier||Teacher||Sumpter Elementary School|
|Mike Melting||Teacher||McNary High School|
|Ron Miller||Administrator||Blanchet Catholic School|
|Jessica Minahan||Support Staff||Student Services|
|Carol Ovesen||Teacher||Kalapuya Elementary School|
|Kaelynn Patton||Teacher||Queen of Peace|
|Laura Perez||Administrator||Whiteaker Middle School|
|Jacqui Pitt||Support Staff||Miller Elementary School|
|Sunshine Price||Teacher||Grant Community School|
|Sue Priest||Teacher||Washington Elementary School|
|Rebecca Rupp||Support Staff||Englewood Elementary School|
|George Sanchez||Teacher||Parrish Middle School|
|Tracey Sherwood||Teacher||Stephens Middle School|
|Benson Short||Support Staff||Student Services|
|Leticia Silva-Deines||Teacher||McKay High School|
|Trycia Smith||Teacher||Crossler Middle School|
|Ryan Somerville||Teacher||McNary High School|
|Clover Stein||Support Staff||South Salem High School|
|Susan Stinson||Teacher||Western Mennonite School|
|Wally Wing||Teacher||Gubser Elementary School|
|Katie Young||Teacher||Abiqua School|
The Crystal Apple Awards ceremony will again feature a red carpet walk for nominees with two new faces to greet them, Kelli Swanson Jaecks and Dr. Ronald Jaecks.
Kelli Jaecks is a nationally published author and speaker on health issues. Ronald Jaecks has been a general surgeon for over 24 years.
This year will be the third annual Crystal Apple Business Award. This award honors a community organization that uses business best practices, innovation, and leadership to engage a school community to support student achievement.
Tickets are on sale now. They can be purchased at the Elsinore Box Office, by phone at 503-375-3574, online at www.ticketwest.com, and at all Tickets West locations.
For those who cannot attend the live event, it is scheduled to be shown on Capitol Community Television channel 22 on Comcast Cable from 6 p.m. on the night of the event. It is also scheduled to be live streamed on the CCTV website: http://www.cctvsalem.org
The 2012 Crystal Apple Awards are presented by the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation in cooperation with Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Keizer Chamber of Commerce.