Category Archives: A Salute To Ladue Staff

FGC’s Guthrie Receives April 2015 Excellence in Education Award

Fifth Grade Center’s Communications Arts/Social Studies Teacher Lynda Guthrie received the April 2015 Excellence in Education Award.

“When I look at placing a student who requires a loving and compassionate teacher, but one who will be structured and provide high standards for learning, Lynda is the first teacher that comes to mind,” says Amy Balsavias, counselor at the Fifth Grade Center.

Old Bonhomme’s Jander’s Piece Playce Featured in Teachers’ Publication

Old Bonhomme Physical Education Teacher Connie Jander’s Piece Playce project was featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the Missouri State Teachers Association publication.

Connie wrote the article about the objective of turning playtime into a learning adventure at a spot in the schoolyard called Piece Playce.

LHWHS’ Erwin Ends 2014-15 School Year With Honors

Ladue Horton Watkins High School’s DECA Advisor Fran Erwin received the DECA Diamond Award for 2014-2015.  The award is given to the DECA advisor who has contributed the most during the school year.

Jahnke Named New Superintendent of the Year

Superintendent Dr. Donna Jahnke was named New Superintendent of the Year by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) for outstanding performance as a new superintendent.  Dr. Jahnke became superintendent for Ladue Schools in July 2013 and accepted the award at the annual MASA Spring Conference on March 25, 2015.

Ladue Middle School’s Taylor-Johnson Surprised By Award

Ladue Middle School Associate Principal Tiffany Taylor-Johnson has been named Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year.

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 Recieves 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.