May 222013

Several teachers, support staff and volunteers in the Holbrook School District, as well as businesses and an organization, were honored at the 2012-13 Academic Awards Banquet held May 16.
Teachers of the Year included Greg Perkins of Holbrook High School, Linda McMahon of Holbrook Junior High School, Catrina Garner of Indian Wells Elementary School, John Bokker of Hulet Elementary School and Dee Dunaway of Park Elementary School.
Those honored with Teachers New to Teaching (TNT) Awards included Ashley Mitchell of HHS and Lisa Little of Park School.
Jimmy Lano, a member of the district’s staff for 23 years, was named the Support Staff Member of the Year.
Volunteers of the Year were Colin Henderson, who gives his time at HHS, and J-me Baloo, who gives her time at Park School.
Alco, Susie’s Diner and the Holbrook Painted Desert Kiwanis Club were honored for their support of the district and its students.
Four retirees were also honored, including Rosalie Harrelson, who has been with the district for 27 years; Patsy Barela, 26 years; Leann Turley, 23 years; and John Wehrman, eight years.