ProStart Educators of the Year Named

Thirty-two ProStart educators were presented with a 2016 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation. In addition, Cheryl Meyer-Thompson of Milton Senior High in Nebraska and Pam Sloan of Manchester High School in Virginia received the James H. Maynard Excellence in Education Award.

The Maynard Awards are named for Golden Corral founder James Maynard and recognizes two educators for their passionate dedication to their students and commitment to providing an “exceptional experience to their ProStart Students.”

Here’s the list of the ProStart Educator Excellence Award recipients:

  • Melissa Allphin - Moody High School (Alabama)
  • Nathaniel Bradshaw - Wilbur Cross High School (Connecticut)
  • Laurie Brandler - Bonita High School (California)
  • Lisa Breyfogle - Washington High School (Iowa)
  • Kayla Correll - Greendale High School (Wisconsin)
  • Phillip Dell - Rancho High School (Nevada)
  • Dennis Finley - R.G. Drage Career Technical Center (Ohio)
  • Betty Glasgow - Bolivar High School (Missouri)
  • Jake Graf - LISD Tech Center (Michigan)
  • Jill Hillberry - Wheeling Park High School (West Virginia)
  • Amanda Hines - Davie High School (North Carolina)
  • Colleen Keffeler - Sturgis Brown High School (South Dakota)
  • Kimberly Krupicka - Rolling Meadows High School (Illinois)
  • Jack Low - Eudora High School (Kansas)
  • Brenda Marshall - Joel E. Ferris High School (Washington)
  • Lenore Martin - Northeast Senior High School (Maryland)
  • Traci Martin - Ascension Parish Schools (Louisiana)
  • Cheryl Meyer-Thompson - Milford Senior High (Nebraska)
  • Michael Mirabella - Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES (New York)
  • Kirsten Petre McDaniel – YouthEntity (Colorado)
  • Susan Peffers - Lafayette Jefferson High School (Indiana)
  • Dan Portelance - Carver Middle High School (Massachusetts)
  • Shelia Richards - Bethlehem School (Florida)
  • Kaitlin Russell - Seaford High School (Delaware)
  • Garrett Sanborn - Arvin Education Center (Kentucky)
  • Pam Sloan - Manchester High School (Virginia)
  • William Twaler - Wando High School (South Carolina)
  • Kendra Veno - Mount Washington Valley Career & Technical Center (New Hampshire)
  • Joni Watson - Cloudcroft High School New Mexico (New Mexico)
  • Tina Wetsch - Drummond High School (Montana)
  • Emily Wyse-Moore - Integrated Arts Academy (Minnesota)
  • Celeste Zaleski - Passaic County Technical School (New Jersey)
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