Districts of Excellence

SNA’s District of Excellence (DOE) Award recognizes districts that have successfully meet the requirements as set forth by the Keys to Excellence program standards and indicators. DOE is the recognition award for Keys to Excellence Program.

District Director
Class of 2011-2012
Union County Public Schools Denise Lamar, SNS
Greenville County Public Schools Eileen Staples
Palm Springs Unified School District Stephanie Bruce
Sarasota District Schools Beverly Girard
Class of 2010-2011
Chesapeake Public Schools Joanne Kinsey
Grand Forks Public Schools Julie Tunseth
Henrico County Public Schools Timorthy E.P.Mertz, M.P.A.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools Penny Parham
St. Lucie County Public Schools Deborah Wuest, SNS
Class of 2009-2010
Canutillo Independent School District Adele Balesh, MA, SNS
Dallas Independent School District Dora Rivas, MS, RD, SNS
El Paso Independent School District Nancy Nordell, LD, RD
Fairfax County Public Schools Penny McConnell, SNS
Gooding Jt. School District 231 Anji Baumann, CDM, CFPP
Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District Catherine Donovan, SNS
Harford County Public Schools Gary Childress, SNS
Orange County Public Schools Lora Gilbert, SNS
Polk County Public Schools Susan Ehrhart, SNS, MS
Wake County Public Schools Marilyn Moody, SNS
Willamina School District 30J Lynne Duda
Class of 2008-2009
Alexandria City Public Schools Becky Domokos-Bays, PhD, RD, SNS
Highlands School District Sharon Conway
Johnson City School District Karen McGahey, SNS
Lees' Summit R-7 School District Jane Hentzler, RD, SNS
Paradise Valley Unified School District Kathleen Glindmeier, MBA, RD, SNS
Riverside Local School District Kelly Minnick, SNS
St. Paul Public School District Jean Ronnei
Virginia Beach City Public Schools James Ratliff, Jr.
Canon City School District Paula Buser, SNS
Nixa Rll Cindy Kubowicz
Dorchester District 2 Ray Bahadori
Giles County School System Ann Chaffin, SNS
Spring ISD Melanie Konarik, MS, SNS
Prince William County Public Schools Serena E. Suthers

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