APS News Release

APS Announces 2017 Support Employees of the Year

Updated April 16: Arlington Public Schools announced its 2017 Support Employees of the Year today. These employees provide exceptional contributions, and demonstrate commitment, excellence and initiative in their field of work to support students and the instructional program. They also foster cooperative relationships with colleagues and the community while contributing to goals of the APS Strategic Plan.

The APS Support Employees of the Year and nominees will be recognized by the School Board along with the Teacher of the Year honoree and nominees and the APS Principal of the Year at the Celebration of Excellence ceremony at 6:30 p.m. on Tue, May 16 at Washington-Lee High School. This year’s Support Employees of the Year are:

  • A-Scale (Classroom Assistants): LaVerne Gant, Montessori Assistant at Drew Model School
  • C-Scale (Cafeteria Staff): Karen Key, Food Services Manager at Ashlawn Elementary School
  • D-Scale (Transportation Services Staff): Thomas Robinson, Bus Driver
  • E-Scale (Exempt Support Staff): Steven Bernheisel, Assistant Director of Maintenance
  • G-Scale (Administrative Support): Jane Magill, Tuckahoe Elementary School
  • M-Scale (Custodial and Maintenance Staff): Edwin Hernandez, Custodial Supervisor at Washington-Lee High School
  • X-Scale (Extended Day Staff): Tenita Mangum, Extended Day Assistant Supervisor at Drew Model School

Here is the complete list of this year’s nominees:

A-Scale Nominees
Donna Felipe, Abingdon Elementary School
Patricia Shackleford, Arlington Career Center
Lourdes Sanchez, Arlington Community High School
Cassandra F. Bates, Arlington Traditional School
Crystal Richardson, Ashlawn (recently moved to Randolph)
Anette Levano, Barcroft Elementary School
Arturo Ramirez, Barrett Elementary School
Ammala Sananikone, Campbell Elementary School
Yanira Susana Guerrero, Claremont Elementary School
Angela Gray, Glebe Elementary School
Roxana Alfaro, Gunston Middle School
Jill Henry-Feeney, Henry Elementary School
Maritza Cecilia Argueta, Jefferson Middle School
Hada Molina, Kenmore Middle School
Emma Hernandez, Key Elementary School
Leila Vega, Randolph Elementary School
Annette Taylor, Stratford Program
Julia Olanyk, Taylor Elementary School
Javonnia Hill, Wakefield High School
Danielle Day, Washington-Lee
Christina Kargbo, Williamsburg Middle School
Adessa Thomas, Yorktown High School

C-Scale Nominee
Karen Key, Ashlawn Elementary School

E-Scale Nominees
Carol Sabatino, Carlin Springs Elementary School
Edgardo Zambrano, Kenmore Middle School

G-Scale Nominees
Asli Hundessa, Barrett Elementary School
Carmen Aguilar, Claremont Elementary School
Tonya Senatre, Discovery Elementary School
Veronica Cantor, Drew Model School
Vanessa Williams, Facilities and Operations
Yesly Gonzalez, Kenmore Middle School
Karen Woolley, Long Branch Elementary School
Louis Dorsey, Oakridge Elementary School
Jamara Miller, Randolph Elementary School
Marian Criswell, Stratford Program
Linda Wieboldt,Taylor Elementary School
Delicia Moton, Wakefield High School
Christina Short, Williamsburg
Amanda Mackaye, Yorktown High School

Kenneth Batts, Arlington Career Center
Lang Tien, Ashlawn Elementary School
Jose Vasquez, Barrett Elementary School
Mario Molina, Claremont Elementary School
Lidia Gomez, Discovery Elementary School
Rosaura E. Palacios, Facilities and Operations
Manuel Hernandez, Glebe Elementary School
Charles Gyamfi, Hoffman-Boston Elementary School
Jose Castro Benavides, Jamestown Elementary School
Angel Borogay, Kenmore Middle School
Amilcar Moreno, Key Elementary School
Thomas Robinson, Transportation
Savoeuth Kong, Williamsburg Middle School

Marvin Flores, Barrett Elementary School
Robin Barbour, Henry Elementary School
Gwendolyn Day, Randolph Elementary School
John Schelbe, Swanson Middle School