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Litchfield District Awards and Recognitions

2017-2018 - ASBAIT Wellness Member of the Year
2017 - AZ Distinguished Principal, Elementary Division - Gina DeCoste, Mabel Padgett Elementary School
2017 - School Nutrition Hero - David Schwake, Food Services Department
2016 - Champions for Young Children - Jodi Gunning, Pete Kovats, and Kacey Baer
2015 - Arizona National Distinguished Principal Award - Chris Barnes, Corte Sierra Elementary School
2014 - All Arizona School Board Winner - Shawn Watt, Past Governing Board President
2014 - ADE Achievement in Action Award Reading Apprenticeship Program - Middle School Reading Program
2013 - AZLAND Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award
2010 - Rodel Exemplary Principal Award - Lee Nelson, Scott L. Libby Elementary School
2008 - Arizona National Distinguished Principal Award
2007 - ADE - Desert Oasis Awards for Outstanding Outreach - Food Services Department
2004 - Arizona School Board Association Superintendent of the Year - Dr. L. Thomas Heck
2003 - Arizona National Distinguished Principal Award
1999, 1998 - Arizona School Board Association Magna Award
1999, 1998, 1996, 1995 - Arizona School Administrators Distinguished Elementary Administrator Award
1996 - Arizona Superintendent Award

Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification - Megan Duplain and Melissa McComb
Sixteen National Board Certified Teachers  
 

Barbara B. Robey Elementary School

Virginia G. Piper Grant Recipient - 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 & 2009
ADE High Performing Reward School - 2013, 2012
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2012
National Board Certified Teachers

Corte Sierra Elementary School

Arizona National Distinguished Principal - 2015
A+ School of Excellence - 2013 & 2009
ADE High Performing/High Progress Reward School - 2012
Golden Bell Award - 2011, 2010, & 2006 
A+ Exemplary Programs - 2007 (Achievement in Math) & 2006 (Reading Intervention Program) 
NAESP National Principal Mentor
National Board Certified Teachers
Dreaming Summit Elementary School
ADE High Performing Reward School - 2013
Armed Forces Foundation Operation Caring Classroom - 2011
Litchfield Elementary School
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2012 & 2011
A+ School of Excellence - 2006, 2001, 1995, & 1992

Best of the West Award - 1999

Mabel Padgett Elementary School A+ School of Excellence - 2017
AZ Distinguished Principal, Elementary Division - 2017
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2013
Character Counts Grant Recipient - 2012
Palm Valley Elementary School
National Blue Ribbon School - 2017
Prevention Partner Recognition Award - 2014
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2013 & 2012
A+ School of Excellence - 2003
Golden Bell Award
Rancho Santa Fe Elementary School
Virginia G. Piper Grant Recipient - 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2013
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2013
Character Counts Grant Recipient - 2012
Scott L. Libby Elementary School
A+ School of Excellence - 2016, 2004, 1998, & 1994
Achievement in Action Award - 2014
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2013 & 2012
Golden Bell Award - 2002
Principal of the Year - 1999
Christa McAullife Fellowship - 1993 Pioneer Award 
National Board Certified Teachers
Verrado Elementary School
A+ School of Excellence - 2018, 2013
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2013
National Board Certified Teachers 
L. Thomas Heck Middle School Beat the Odds Gold Award - 2015
ADE High Performing Reward School - 2013
NAEA Arizona Art Educator of the Year - 2011
Verrado Middle School
A+ School of Excellence - 2018, 2012
Golden Bell Award - 2012
Governor's Award for Community Centered Design & Honorable Mention for Overall Design - 2009
Western Sky Middle School
A+ School of Excellence - 2016, 2002 & 1995
Xavier College Preparatory Golden Gator Award of Excellence in Teaching - 2011
National Blue Ribbon School - 1996
#1 School in the Nation in Donations to the American Diabetes Association
Wigwam Creek Middle School
ADE High Progress Reward School - 2012
AZ Pom & Cheer Co Ed Jr High Division Champions - 2012
NCEA Arizona Higher Performing School - 2011
A+ School of Excellence - 2008
AAEA Emerging Leadership Award - 2008