2009-10 Staff Successes

  May, 2010:  Sandy Phillips to Attend George Washington Teachers' InstituteSchoolCenter Picture

Ensworth Elementary's Sandy Phillips is one of a select group of American teachers who will attend the 2010 George Washington Teachers' Institute at Mount Vernon, Virginia this summer.  Teachers accepted into the institute receive a travel stipend and reside on the grounds of Washington's home for the week of study.  Congratulations Sandy!


  May, 2010:  Outstanding High School Business EducatorSchoolCenter Picture

Bend Senior High School's business teacher, Kristen Torkelson, was named the 2010 Outstanding High School Business Educator by the Oregon State University's College of Business and the Portland Tribune and Community Newspapers.  She teaches marketing and oversees the Bend High DECA club.


  May, 2010:  OACA Coaches of the YearSchoolCenter Picture

The OACA  (Oregon Athletic Coaches Association)  has selected the following Summit High School coaches as coach of the year in their sport: 

  • Dave Turnbull - Track Coach of the Year  (left photo)
     
  • Amy Halligan - Swimming Coach of the Year  (center photo)

  • Josh Cordell - Boy's Tennis Coach of the Year (right photo) 

April, 2010:  Oregon's Elementary Principal of the YearSchoolCenter Picture

R.E. Jewell Elementary School's Bruce Reynolds is named Oregon's Elementary School Principal of the Year.  The award is the top honor given by the Confederation of Oregon School Administrators.  He'll compete for the national award, which will be made next fall.  


April, 2010:  Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education Administrator of the YearSchoolCenter Picture

Bend Senior High School principal HD Weddell was named the Oregon Association for Career and Technical Education Administrator of the Year.


March, 2010:  IMC Girls Basketball Coach of the YearSchoolCenter Picture

Bend High's girls basketball coach, Todd Ervin, was named IMC Girls Basketball Coach of the Year.  The Lava Bears won the IMC title
with a record of 11-3.


October, 2009:  Oregon Art Teacher of the Year SchoolCenter Picture

Pilot Butte Middle School's Pat Roberts was named the Oregon Art Teacher of the Year by the Oregon Art Education Association.  She has been with Bend-La Pine Schools for 16 years.  Pat is an innovator, leader and inspiration to staff and students.  


October, 2009:  District Librarian of the YearSchoolCenter Picture

Bend-La Pine Schools' Linda Bilyeu was named the Oregon District Librarian of the Year by the Oregon Association of School
Libraries (OASL).  Linda was presented her award by Superintendent Ron Wilkinson at the OASL Fall Conference in Salem on
Saturday, October 12.


August, 2009:  Bend-La Pine Schools Teacher of the YearSchoolCenter Picture

La Pine Butte Middle School's Kelly Beaudry is named the Bend-La Pine Schools' 2009 Teacher of the Year.  Kelly has been in education for 14 years, most recently teaching 6th grade at La Pine Middle School.  She is known as the "Smart Board Lady" around the district for her use of a variety of instructional technology tools.


August, 2009:  Bend-La Pine Schools 2009 Distinguished AdministratorSchoolCenter Picture

R.E. Jewell Elementary School's Bruce Reynolds is named the Bend-La Pine Schools' 2009 Distinguished Administrator.  
Bruce has been a leader at Bend-La Pine Schools for 32 years, most recently as principal at R.E. Jewell.  Thanks to his leadership, R.E. Jewell is one of five Oregon "Champion Schools."  


August, 2009:  Deputy Superintendent John Rexford Receives National RecognitionSchoolCenter Picture

John M. Rexford recently obtained the designation of Registered School Business Administrator from the Association of School Business Officials International.  The Professional Registration Program promotes quality school business management and encourages excellence among its practitioners. ASBO International's Professional Registration designation is one of the highest honors of professional achievement in the field of school business management.