Year Awarded: 1999 Valley Middle and High Schools English, Journalism and Speech Teacher

"When I envision Christa McAuliffe walking to the launch pad, smiling and waving at the crowd, I see Kathy courageously moving forward committed to her vision no matter what the obstacles, with the creativity and ability to inspire others to be successful.

Kathy is one of a few staff members who can cross and impact all groups within the school. She is always open to new ideas, to suggestions, and to the best for all people. This allows her to accomplish things that other staff members would be unable to do."