Horizon Award Winners

  • The Horizon Award, presented in the fall, recognizes exemplary new teachers in their second year of teaching. Lawrence Public Schools recognize these outstanding novice teachers locally and nominate them to the Kansas State Department of Education's Kansas Horizon Award program. Truity Credit Union, a LEAP partner, donates $500 to each recipient.

    2019-2020
    Chad Aberle, West Middle School, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2018-2019
    Alyssa Barratt, Free State High, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Cheyenne Hansen-Marlow, Schwegler Elementary School, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2017-2018
    Brandon Daley, Woodlawn Elementary, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award
    Berenice Weisel, Southwest Middle School, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award

    2016-2017
    Mimi LaPiana, Hillcrest Elementary, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award
    Kelsey Stolt, West Middle School, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award

    2015-2016
    Frances Caudill, Schwegler Elementary, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award
    Jordan Boyd, Free State High School, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award

    2014-2015
    Mark Buckman, Pinckney Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Laura Hochman, South Middle School, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award 

    2013-2014
    Erica Voegerl, Prairie Park Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Rachel Downs, Free State High School, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2012-2013
    Lauren Mitchell, Kennedy Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2011-2012
    Samantha Saltz, New York Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Jason Karlin, Lawrence High School, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award

    2010-2011
    Jennifer Clarkson, Central Junior High, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award

    2009-2010
    Valisha Nelson, Sunflower Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Andy Bricker, Lawrence High School, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award

    2008-2009
    Amanda Vail, Prairie Park Elementary, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Award
    Cat Monroe, Central Junior High, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2007-2008
    Kelley Young, Hillcrest Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Jason Springer, Free State High School, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2006-2007
    Amanda Bayens, Pinckney Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Emilie Block, Southwest Junior High, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2005-2006
    Kyle Sonnedecker, Sunflower Elementary, Lawrence Horizon Award
    Meghann Maddux, Southwest Junior High, Lawrence Horizon Award

    2004-2005
    Deena Amont, Lawrence High, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Awards

    2003-2004
    Marcia Riggins, Sunflower Elementary, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Awards
    Erin Stewart, Central Junior High, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Awards

    2002-2003
    Bria Klotz, Prairie Park Elementary, Lawrence & Kansas Horizon Awards
    Kyle Stucky, South Junior High, Lawrence Horizon Award