Category Archives: A Salute To Ladue Staff

LHWHS’s Flinn Named NSDA’s Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Associate Principal, Pablo Flinn, is the first recipient of the National Speech and Debate Association’s Eastern Missouri District Principal of the Year Award.

Mr. Flinn was nominated for his commitment and support for the LHWHS speech and debate team as well as his support for the local speech and debate community.  Students on the speech and debate team surprised Mr. Flinn with the award at a faculty meeting.

OBE’s Butz Receives Teacher Scholarship

On April 9, 2015, Stacy Butz, a learning lab teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, was one of four recipients awarded $500 from the Akehiko Takahashi Greater St. Louis Region MSTA Teacher Scholarship committee.

Conway Elementary School’s Armbruster Receives March 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Linda Armbruster’s fourth grade students wouldn’t be surprised to see their teacher at their soccer games or gymnastics events.

Going above and beyond is not a cliché with Linda. Conway Elementary School Principal Dr. Lane Narvaez says excellence in education describes Linda on so many levels.  She encourages her students to excel and she willingly provides individual attention to make that possible.

Reed Elementary’s Zahm Receives February 2015 Education in Excellence Award

Carolyn Zahm, reading specialist at Reed Elementary, received the February 2015 Excellence in Education Award. She has been at Reed Elementary since 1995, beginning as a teacher’s assistant for Special Services and Developmental Kindergarten.

Old Bonhomme Elementary’s Shockley Receives January 2015 Education in Excellence Award

The best term to describe Margaret Shockley, a fourth grade teacher at Old Bonhomme Elementary School, is a relationship specialist. Her people skills, as well as her experience and expertise in education, have earned Margaret the 2015 January Excellence in Education Award. Principal Cheryl Kirchgessner cited endless examples of why this honor was bestowed on the fourth-grade teacher. “Margaret is a wonderful example of the exceptional teaching staff in our district.”

LMS’ Harold Webb’s The Chalkboard Podcast Receives Rave Reviews

It’s an exciting time for the Ladue Middle School eighth-grade Science Teacher and Ladue Horton Watkins High School Junior Varsity Tennis Coach, Harold Webb.  Webb can now add podcaster extraordinaire to his résumé. 

LHWHS’s Good Wins Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award

Dr. Rob Good, a social studies teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, is a 2014-15 recipient of the Peabody Energy Leaders in Education Award. He is the latest teacher in the Ladue School District to be honored. The Peabody Energy Leaders in Education program supports educators who foster the future workforce and prepare students to compete in a global marketplace.  Each honoree receives a $1,000 check, which Dr. Good reinvested into the RISE program, which works with African-American students to give them the skills necessary to be successful in high school.

Spoede Elementary School’s Davis Receives November Excellence in Education Award

A former Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate that was “voted most likely to succeed” was handpicked for the November 2014 Excellence in Education award.

Susan Davis started in the Ladue School District as a teacher’s aide in 1987. The following year, Susan taught third grade. In her current position as Spoede’s librarian, Susan believes in the hands-on approach to ensure that each student soars.

LHWHS’ Goble Wins 2015 Broadcast Adviser Award

Ladue Horton Watkins High School Broadcast Technology Instructor Don Goble  has been named the Journalism Education Association’s 2015 National High School Broadcast Adviser of the Year.  The Journalism Education Association is a dynamic, adviser-focused organization serving a diverse media community.