Congratulations to the ISD Classified Employees of the Year!

Posted March 2, 2023

We are so incredibly proud to work alongside these outstanding individuals who embody the spirit and mission of the ISD. We deeply appreciate our students and our staff, and we are grateful for these talented, dedicated individuals.

Each district building/department selects their own Classified Employee of the Year. A panel of judges from the Independence community reads each of their stories and selects the District Classified Employee of the Year. All 35 of the honorees come together at a breakfast in celebration of their accomplishments, where the District Employee of the Year is announced. 

2023-2024 Independence School District Classified Employee of the Year: Michael Schollhammer – Head Custodian at William Chrisman High School

Individual building/department winners:
Abraham Mallinson Elementary – Cristhian Cardona

Blackburn Elementary – Jim Willard

Bryant Elementary – Heather Nordsieck

Cassell Park Elementary – Karla Ramirez

ISD Central Office – Gladys Chavez-Mendoza

Christian Ott Elementary – Deb Koepke

Clifford H. Nowlin Middle School – Holly Pesce

ISD Facilities – Jason Whitaker

Fairmont Elementary – Nicole Hotson

George Caleb Bingham Middle School – Saimasina (Singa) Sua

Glendale Elementary – Peri Rainey

Hanthorn Early Education Center – Nichole Gilman

Independence Academy – Louis Dodd

James Bridger Middle School – Cynthia Williamson

John W. Luff Elementary – Elizabeth Raveill

Korte Elementary – Jolinda Hickman

Little Blue Elementary – Michellei Alexander

Mill Creek Elementary – Chastity Hursman

ISD Nutrition Services – Jennifer Mazzarella

Pioneer Ridge Middle School – Tony McIndoo

Procter Elementary – Kelsay Wyatt

Randall Elementary – Coty Solomon

Santa Fe Trail Elementary – Ana DeLaCruz

Spring Branch Elementary – Melissa Saylor

Sugar Creek Elementary – James (Jim) Stegeman

Sunshine Early Education Center – Cynthia Lewis

Sycamore Hills Elementary – John Taylor

ISD Technology Services – Dave Luenberger

Thomas Hart Benton Elementary – Debbie Emory

Three Trails Elementary – Dawn Jones

ISD Transportation Services – John Campbell

Truman High School – Jeanette Wickman

Van Horn High School – Lisa Hickman

William Chrisman High School – Michael Schollhammer

William Southern Elementary – Natalie Hockett