Leader in Excellence Individual


 
Leader in Excellence District

RECOGNITION
Because we have decided to cancel iCon 2021, winners of both the individual and district awards will receive one FREE registration to iCon 2022, held March 2–4, 2022, in St. Pete Beach, Florida. Winners will also be celebrated throughout 2021 on Skyward’s social media platforms!

*If circumstances cause iCon to be held virtually, winners will receive a free registration to the virtual conference.
 

2021 Individual Winners


Char Schoonover Registrar and Skyward Specialist
Char Schoonover  
SMS 2.0
Wisconsin
"In Char Schoonover’s 30+ years at Clinton Community School District, there almost isn’t a position in the office she hasn’t held. Growing from a middle school attendance secretary to a registrar and Skyward specialist, she has been a part of almost every district initiative involving Skyward."

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Diane Austin Business and Employee Services Personnel Specialist
Diane Austin  
SMS 2.0
Wisconsin
"Diane is a remarkable leader in every sense, but perhaps none more than the way she leads by example. Take it from her coworkers: “Diane is my personal standard of how to treat people.” “Diane is always willing to do more for anyone. Whatever comes her way, she finds a way to help, and she is an amazing listener.”"

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Jerri Hauser Administrative Assistant
Jerri Hauser  
SMS 2.0
Wisconsin
"Brown Deer School District would be lost without Jeri Hauser—at least that’s what Cindy Brenard said, just one of 15 coworkers who nominated Jeri for the Leader in Excellence Award."

Kelly Mitchell Business Office Specialist
Kelly Mitchell  
Qmlativ
Illinois
"Kelly goes above and beyond in terms of leadership. In addition to having the technical expertise that her position requires, she also empowers others to realize their potential. She equips and encourages others to take the steps needed to achieve new levels of excellence, all while being relentlessly optimistic and positive, even when facing challenges..."

Tara Laidley Director of Technology
Tara Laidley  
Qmlativ
Illinois
"Tara is the director of technology at Mascoutah Community School District 19, where she was a pivotal part of helping the district organize and re-organize due to the COVID-19 pandemic."

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2021 District Winners


Princeton Public Schools


Princeton Public Schools
SMS 2.0
Minnesota
"Getting kindergartners ready for the first day of school is tough enough for parents with one student to enroll. For the district, which must get all kindergartners ready to start their learning career, it can feel downright overwhelming. Princeton Public Schools was frustrated with their traditional enrollment paper..."

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Comal ISD


Comal ISD
Qmlativ
Texas
"For all districts, the COVID-19 pandemic caused a flurry of preparations ahead of the 2020–21 school year. But the staff at Comal Independent School District had an extra project on their plate: getting their new Skyward Qmlativ system up and running. Despite limited staffing due to school closures and no..."


 

Previous Winners

Amy Grizzel Amy Grizzel
Software Specialist 
Tennessee
2020
Bailey Conroy  Bailey Conroy
Executive Administrative Assistant 
Illinois
2020
Gloria Hocking Gloria Hocking
PEIMS Coordinator/Qmlativ Liaison 
Texas
2020
Kathy Reynolds Kathy Reynolds
Database Coordinator
Pennsylvania
2020
Scott Herring Scott Herring
Data Support Specialist
Pennsylvania
2020
Glenbrook High School District 225 Glenbrook High School District 225
Illinois 
Illinois
2020
Maryville City Schools Maryville City Schools
Tennessee
Tennessee
2020
Dr. Chad Jones, Ed.D Dr. Chad Jones, Ed.D
Director of Digital Learning
Texas
2019
Georgia Omer Georgia Omer
Curriculum/Skyward TSA
Utah
2019
Tim Howard Tim Howard
School Data Specialist/Programmer
Michigan
2019
Streator Elementary District #44 Streator Elementary District #44
Illinois
2019
Darby West Hernandez Darby West Hernandez
PEIMS Coordinator
Stephenville ISD, TX
Texas
2018
Scott Anthony Scott Anthony
Management Information Systems Manager
CHSD 230, IL
Illinois
2018
Stephanie Kaack Stephanie Kaack
Data Coordinator
Manteno CUSD 5, IL
Illinois
2018
Macon County Schools Macon County Schools
Tennessee
2018
Jacque Deckard Jacque Deckard
Data Management Coordinator
Mooresville Consolidated School Corporation, IN
Indiana
2017
Jennifer Dossett Jennifer Dossett
Information System Specialist
Alcoa City Schools, TN
Tennessee
2017
Scott Hansen Scott Hansen
Director of Technology and Information Systems
Marion County School District, FL
Florida
2017
Birdville ISD Birdville ISD
Texas
2017
Round Lake Area Schools 116 Round Lake Area Schools 116
Illinois
2017
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Walled Lake Consolidated Schools
Michigan
2017
Jeff Bushman Jeff Bushman
Director of Technology
Pacelli Catholic Schools, WI
Wisconsin
2016
Michael Heaps Michael Heaps
Support Services Manager
Jordan School District, UT
Utah
2016
Sonja Hoskins Sonja Hoskins
Data Services Manager
School District of La Crosse, WI
Wisconsin
2016
Center Grove Community School Corp Center Grove Community School Corp
Indiana
2016
Lewisville ISD Lewisville ISD
Texas
2016
Sauk Rapids-Rice ISD 47 Sauk Rapids-Rice ISD 47
Minnesota
2016
Charles Mikeska Charles Mikeska
Assistant Superintendent
West ISD, TX
Texas
2015
John Reiels John Reiels
Director of Technology
Nicolet High School, WI
Wisconsin
2015
R.J. Gravel, Ed.D. R.J. Gravel, Ed.D.
Director of Instructional Technology
Johnsburg School District 12, IL
Illinois
2015
Deerfield Public Schools 109 Deerfield Public Schools 109
Illinois
2015
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Grapevine-Colleyville ISD
Texas
2015





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