AZCEA is proud to recognize outstanding Community Education programs, staff, and leadership. The list below highlights the nominees and winners from our annual awards recognitions.

AZCEA 2018 Award Nominations

*Denotes award winners

Program of the Year (District-wide)-Sponsored by Digital Sign Up

Name                                District

Higley Youth Sports League        Higley

*Kid’s Club                        Cave Creek

Kids Express                        Chandler

Madison                         Summer Camp        Madison

STEMtramurals                        Kyrene

Program of the Year (Site Specific)-Sponsored by Digital Sign Up

Name                                District

*Madison Simis Preschool        Madison

Milenio Kids Club                Kyrene

Pomeroy Xplore                        Mesa

Program Leader of the Year (1-5 staff)

Name                                District

Ahktar Arjmand                        Chandler

Carolina Garay                        Queen Creek

Emily Angier                                Kyrene

Jennine Wolfe                        Paradise Valley

Kurtis Querubin                        Higley

Lexly Rojas-Mena                Mesa

*Linda Pepe                                Deer Valley

Patty Laflam                                Chandler

Stephen Slavick                        Deer Valley

Program Leader of the Year (6-10 staff)

Name                                District

Amanda Lawrence                Kyrene

David Jacques                        Mesa

Nick Steele                                Kyrene

*Teresa Lipson                        Deer Valley

Program Leader of the Year (11+ staff)

Name                                District

Christine Newman                Madison

Danny Segoviano                Madison

Mandy West                                Madison

Marlene Navarro                Catalina Foothills

*Sabrina Romero                Catalina Foothills

Sandra Warren                        Madison

Program Line Staff of the Year

Name                                District

Abba Leon                        Madison

Abby Knight                        Kyrene

April Long                        Madison

Bridget Becerra                        Madison

Debora Cheatham                        Madison

Diana Miller                        Madison

Diane Lensch                        Madison

Janice Honetschlager                Mesa

*Jodi Thompson                        Madison

Jonathan Fago                        Paradise Valley

Nick Steele                        Kyrene

Patrica " Jasmine" Garcia        Chandler

*Sonia Martinez                        Chandler

*Tammy Luostari                        JO Combs

Taylor Flower                        Madison

Office Staff of the Year

Name                                District

Alma Baduqui                        Chandler

*Beth Harvill                        Deer Valley

Darlene Luna                        Mesa

Jacklyn Callahan                Chandler

Karen Wagner                        Chandler

Kim Baker                                Kyrene

Kristin Butler                        Madison

*Sandy Witte                        Kyrene

Shannon Leon                        Paradise Valley

Sue Burger                                Queen Creek

*Teri Thorley                        Deer Valley

Administrator/Regional Leader of the Year

Name                                District

*Christina Speciale                Chandler

*Eva Harlow                                Deer Valley

Jen Wetzel                                Kyrene

Lisa Minton                                Paradise Valley

Michael Speciale                Mesa

Quisha Ryan                                Madison

*Tot Wallace                        Mesa

Community Educator of the Year-Sponsored by Digital Sign Up

Name                                District

Christina Speciale                Chandler

Debora Cheatham                Madison

*Michael Linn                        Paradise Valley

AZCEA 2017 Award Nominations

*Denotes award winners

Program of the Year-Sponsored by SBSI Software, Inc.

Name        District

*Elementary Intramurals        Kyrene

Kids Express        Chandler

MAC Program        Madison

Program Leader of the Year

Name        District

Angelica Martinez              Chandler

Ashlee Brown              Tanque Verde

*Ashley Glaser              Catalina Foothills

Christine Newman              Madison

Claudette Bailey              Washington

Dana Lee                      Catalina Foothills

David Jacques              Mesa

Jenny Stahl              Cave Creek

*Kelsey Herrmann              Kyrene

Kim Ohanian              Chandler

Marissa Dzubak              Kyrene

Mona Yahyaei              Kyrene

Nancy Basham              Deer Valley

Natalie Roybal              Chandler

Pam Waichulaitis              Chandler

*Patrick McFaddin              Madison

Stephanie Morhous              Chandler

Program Line Staff of the Year

Name        District

Briza Ramos                      Chandler

Cody Watts                      Madison

Daniella Barreras                      Madison

Michelle Korotko                      Catalina Foothills

*Pam Waichulaitis                      Chandler

*Richard DeSimone                      Deer Valley

*Sarah Rae                      Mesa

Facility Rental Staff of the Year

Name        District

*Ben Garcia                     J.O. Combs

*Ben Hickethier                     Chandler

Kyle Snyder                     Kyrene

*Lorraine Udero                     Kyrene

Tina Robinson                     Deer Valley

Office Staff of the Year

Name        District

*Cindy Edwards                      Deer Valley

Darlene Luna                      Mesa

Debbie Ross                      Catalina Foothills

Jen Biddison                      Kyrene

Karen Wagner                      Chandler

Kristen Butler                      Madison

*Mindy Dillingham                      Chandler

*Sarah Northern                      Kyrene

Teresa King                      Cave Creek

Administrator/Regional Leader of the Year

Name        District

Amanda Nosbisch                        Kyrene

*Bobbi Paul                      Deer Valley

Cathy Saldate                      Flowing Wells

*Heather Turner                      Cave Creek

Natalie Roybal                      Chandler

*Quisha Ryan                      Madison

Community Educator of the Year-Sponsored by SBSI Software, Inc.

Name        District

Eva Harlow                      Deer Valley

Karen Strong                      Chandler

*Martha Damron              Flowing Wells

AZCEA 2016 Award Winners

Program of the Year

Name        District        

Monte Vista Kids Club        Kyrene        

Program Leader of the Year

Name        District        

Alex Pierson        Madison        

Ricky Gonzales        Scottsdale        

Tammy Carley        J.O. Combs        

Program Line Staff of the Year

Name        District        

Bianca Lopez        Kyrene        

Dale Totten        Kyrene        

Joanie Seavey        Mesa        

Office Staff of the Year

Name        District                

Beverly Smith        Catalina Foothills        

Margie Brown        Catalina Foothills        

Susan Burger        Queen Creek        

Administrator/Regional Leader of the Year

Name        District                

Diane Selby        Madison                

Jen Wetzel        Kyrene                

Mary Grodman        Catalina Foothills        

Community Educator of the Year

Name        District        

Ceaser Montemayor        Kyrene