The purpose of Golden Pear Awards is to celebrate excellence among the teaching and support staff in the Medford School District and honor those who are improving the lives of students and changing the world every day. We also hope it elevates the profession and provides the community with a sense of pride. We are grateful to the sponsors of this program: MSD, MEA, OSEA, Medford Schools Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, and Neuman Hotel Group.
The Golden Pear Teacher Recognition Program’s mission is to celebrate and honor excellence in teaching for those teachers who are improving the lives of students. Publicly recognizing outstanding teachers elevates the profession of teaching, encourages students to think about teaching as a career, and provides the community a sense of pride and investment in their teachers who are making a positive impact on student’s lives every day.
The mission of the Golden Pear Support Staff Recognition Program is to highlight the amazing people we have assisting and supporting our students and staff. It takes many dedicated and caring individuals to help provide kids with the tools they need to graduate and to be lifelong learners. Our Support Staff at the Medford School District have an important role in assisting students not only with their academic education but also in helping them to grow as individuals. A Golden Pear Support Staff Employee is that individual who can inspire and lift students, is respected by those around them, plays an active role in the school or the district, and is a person who tries to make the educational experience a valuable one for students and families.
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Congratulations to our 2018 Golden Pear Finalists
Classified Finalist: Claudia Miller – Student Services Classified Finalist: Rene Aaronson – Griffin Creek Elementary
Classified Finalist: Anthony
Classified Finalist: Pam Thoren – Facilities Teacher Finalist: Tisha Richmond – South Medford High School
Teacher Finalist: Jennifer McKenzie – South Medford High School Teacher Finalist: Jay Schroder – Central Medford High School
Teacher Finalist: Bridget McMillen – Jefferson Elementary Teacher Finalist: Dino Rossi – Lone Pine Elementary
Teacher Finalist: Steve Kessler – North Medford High School Teacher Finalist: Sarah Costa – Washington Elementary
Teacher Finalist: Mark Happeny – McLoughlin Middle School Teacher Finalist – Derek Mauldin – Hedrick Middle School
Teacher Finalist: Kirstie Christopherson – North Medford High School