Dr. Audra Smith Named 2021 Ladue Schools Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr. Audra Smith, second-grade teacher at Conway Elementary, for being named the 2020-2021 Ladue Schools Teacher of the Year!

The award was announced on Wednesday, April 14 at the district’s Employee Recognition Night, honoring Distinguished Support Staff and a Teacher of the Year at each school.

The 2020 ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19, so both the 2020 and 2021 recipients were honored on Wednesday.

Click here to watch a full recording of the event.

2021 Distinguished Support Staff

  • Ann Body, District Lead Nurse and Fifth Grade Center Nurse
  • Marteana Davidson, Video Technology Coordinator, Ladue Horton Watkins High School
  • Helen Petrofsky, Infinite Campus and Tech Support for the district

2021 Teachers of the Year

  • Nicki Havrilka, occupational therapist, Ladue Early Childhood Center
  • Dr. Audra Smith, 2nd grade, Conway Elementary and 2021 District Teacher of the Year
  • Caitlyn Modde, 4th grade, Old Bonhomme Elementary
  • Kelly Hollenberg, 1st grade, Reed Elementary
  • Kim Bolfing, 4th grade, Spoede Elementary
  • Aimee Korn, math teacher, Ladue Fifth Grade Center
  • Sara Eller, math teacher, Ladue Middle School
  • Shruti Upadhyay, English teacher, Ladue Horton Watkins High School

2020 Distinguished Support Staff

  • Tara Harris, Administrative Assistant, Spoede Elementary
  • Cassie Johnston, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
  • Ron Nebbitt, Supervisory Assistant, Ladue Horton Watkins High School

2020 Teachers of the Year

  • Beth Prasse, Special Education, Ladue Early Childhood Center
  • Mackenzie Dove, 1st grade, Conway Elementary
  • Rebecca McKenna, kindergarten, Old Bonhomme Elementary
  • Lindsey Poteet, kindergarten, Reed Elementary
  • Jennifer Gardner, math specialist, Spoede Elementary and 2020 District Teacher of the Year
  • Lynda Guthrie, English Language Arts, Ladue Fifth Grade Center
  • Dave Aronberg, Social Studies, Ladue Middle School
  • Patricia Chavez, Art, Ladue Horton Watkins High School