ProStart Educator Excellence Awards

Honoring State Educators of the Year

The NRAEF ProStart National Educator of Excellence Awards (EEA) recognize educators who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and passion, commitment and creativity in all aspects of the ProStart program to help their students make the most of the opportunities that ProStart offers. Their stories inspire ProStart educators and supporters across the globe.


The 2017 Educator of Excellence Award Winners were honored at a gala dinner in Chicago, Illinois in conjunction with the 2017 National Restaurant Association’s Hotel-Motel Show® that takes place May 20-23.

 
The 2017 ProStart Educators of Excellence Awardees are:

  • Joy Anderson – C.S. Monroe Technology Center (Virginia)
  • Andrea Aragon – Early College High School - Career Pathways (Colorado)
  • Jocelyn Aventurado – Foster High School (Texas)
  • Lindsay Baker – Middletown High School (Delaware)
  • Kelly Biggs – Southwestern Randolph High School (North Carolina)
  • Kyndal Bockelman – Glendale High School (Missouri)
  • Glee Brechler – James Madison Memorial High School (Wisconsin)
  • Mike Chrostowski – Olathe Public Schools (Kansas)
  • Andrew Dager – Kaiserslautern High School (DoDEA-Europe)
  • Scott Engle – Mercer County Technical School (New Jersey)
  • Kimberlie Foksett – Iosco RESA Career and Technical Center (Michigan)
  • Thomas Grant – Carver Center Career (West Virginia)
  • Kasie Hairrell – Calhoun County Career Academy (Alabama)
  • Kimberly Hertz – Legacy High School (North Dakota)
  • Charles Hoffmeister – Oneida Herkimer Madison Boces (New York)
  • Tracey Hulme – Waterloo West High School (Iowa)
  • Katherine Hutchinson – Park Center Senior High School (Minnesota)
  • Jenny Joyes – Lander Valley High School (Wyoming)
  • Steven Kalble – Newport Area Career and Technical Center (Rhode Island)
  • Amanda Lydon – Academy for Technology and Academics (South Carolina)
  • Amanda Matdies – Whitefish High School (Montana)
  • Sherry McCranie – Lincoln Southwest High School (Nebraska)
  • Carissa McCrory – Whitney High School (California)
  • Robert McIntosh – Concord Regional Technical Center (New Hampshire)
  • Brad Nehrt – J. Everett Light Career Center (Indiana)
  • Joshua Ogrodowski – Enfield High School (Connecticut)
  • Steven Oubre – Woodlawn High School (Louisiana)
  • Max Pananen – North Pole High School (Alaska)
  • Jennifer Park – Conway Area Career Center (Arkansas)
  • Sarah Perez – Madison Center High School (South Dakota)
  • Joan Pringle Jones – Mt. Spokane High School (Washington)
  • Sarah Samaros – Greater Lowell Technical High School (Massachusetts)
  • Robert Schley – Westover High School (Georgia)
  • Jaime-Lyn Schmidt – Southwest Career Development Center (Vermont)
  • Curtis Serata – Northeast High School (Florida)
  • Jeffrey Smith – Sollers Point Technical High School (Maryland)
  • Carla Smithers – Walton-Verona High School (Kentucky)
  • Genevieve Wertz – Deming High School (New Mexico)
  • Candace Wilson – Westlake High School (Utah)
  • Valerie Zeno – Sentinel Career and Technology Center (Ohio)
  • Molly Ziegler – Bend High School (Oregon)