Educator Recognition

The Elizabeth Forward Alumni and Friends Association Educator Recognition Award

We all have been affected in some way by one or more of the many administrators, guidance counselors, nurses and teachers with whom we have come in contact with during our school experience at Elizabeth Forward.

The Elizabeth Forward Alumni and Friends Association Educator Recognition Award was established in 2001 to recognize these dedicated individuals for their contributions to the Elizabeth Forward schools and its students. Each year, two educators are selected to receive this honor.

Nominations for the Educator Recognition Awards are independently reviewed by the association's Educator Recognition Award Committee. EFAFA guidelines stipulate that a nominee must be a current or former professional staff member of EFSD. A nominee does not have to be a graduate of EFHS. Each nominee is considered on the basis of his/her contributions to the Elizabeth Forward schools and its students. Nominations are accepted on an ongoing basis, meaning nominees not selected for the current year will be considered in future years.

If you would like to nominate someone who you believe deserves this special recognition, please complete a nomination form, which can be accessed by clicking on this link.

Educator Position Year Honored
Hellen Wiegle Allen Health & Phys. Ed. Teacher, Coach 2001
Donna Shultz Elementary School Principal, District Administrator 2001
George Hays Phys. Ed. Teacher, Coach 2002
Kenneth Balsley Chemistry Teacher, Student Activities 2002
Mary Peers Havel Elementary School Teacher 2003
Karent Smart Simon Elementart School Teacher 2003
Bob Cosgrove High School Teacher, Administrator 2004
Jay McElravy High School and Middle School Principal, Science Teacher 2004
Sandy Broder Lehner Middle School Counselor, Science and Social Studies Teacher 2005
Eileen Hansen Russel School Nurse, Coach 2005
William Benedetti High School Principal, Math Teacher, Coach 2006
Harry Faulk Superintendent 2006
E Honore Pecora Spanish Teacher 2007
Raymond Skocik Science Teacher, Department Head 2007
Marsha Kuseck Cornell Middle School Teacher 2008
George Martin Elementary Teacher 2008
Linda Wiltz Elementary Speech Therapist 2009
Tim Petty Elementary Principal 2009
Carol Jean McKenzie High School Teacher 2010
John P. Moreschi District Administrator, Math Teacher 2010
John Bacha High School Teacher, Coach 2011
Dorothy Come Middle School Home Economics Teacher 2011
Betty Jane Berich Kindergarten Teacher, Instructional Support Team 2012
Mika Long Elementary Technology Teacher, High School Reading Specialist 2012
Tammy Blackwood Physical Education Teacher, Swim Team Coach 2013
Wally Gibbons Athletic Director, Social Studies Teacher, Coach 2013
Todd Keruskin Assistant Superintendent 2014
Bart Rocco Superintendent of Schools 2014
Harriet Colebank Warrior Choir Director, Music Teacher 2015
Alana Wieclaw English Teacher, High School Musical Director 2015