June 16, 2024

USD 457: GCAEOP Honor Staff at Luncheon

(Courtesy of USD 457)

GARDEN CITY, Kan. — The Garden City Association of Educational Office Professionals (GCAEOP) held its Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 30th, at the Horace Good Middle School courtyard.  The organization’s membership selects an Administrator of the Year and Office Professional of the Year, who are recognized at the luncheon.

This year the organization honored two individuals as the Administrator for the 2018-2019 school year because of a tie.  Ryan Meng, GCHS Associate Principal, and Jessica Nothern, Director of Employee Services, were awarded Administrator of the Year. The other nominees for Administrator of the Year were Christy Botts, Edith Scheuerman Elementary School Principal, and Roxie Schafer, Director of Technology.

Kate Dirks, Garden City High School Administrative Assistant, was named the Office Professional of the Year. The other nominees for the GCAEOP Office Professional of the Year were Mary Martinez, Office Manager at the Garden City Alternate Education Center, and Ann Snodgrass, Assistant Payroll Clerk.

The GCAEOP provides a venue for networking opportunities with other colleagues from across the district.  It gives them the ability to share knowledge, trends and challenges, fostering employee motivation and engagement.  The organization also provides two scholarships annually to college students.