NOTE: This listing as it was published in the August 14 edition of the Hesperia Star newspaper was in error: In addition to being named Classified Support Person of the Year (Student Impact) for the HUSD, Brenda Sewell was also the Mesa Academy Employee of the Year.
Maple Elementary School and Alternative Education Center students: You may have been taught by a 2006-2007 teacher of the year.

Friday, the Hesperia Unified School District announced their top teachers of last school year, as well as other categories of employees.

Maple Elementary School fourth grade teacher Susie Cass was the HUSD's Elementary Teacher of the Year and Alternative Education Center Success program teacher Robbie Romero was the district's Secondary Teacher of the Year.

District office employee Lori Mente was the Classified Support Person of the Year (Service Impact), Library Media Specialist Brenda Sewell was the Classified Support Person of the Year (Student Impact) and psychologist Helen Tracy was the Pupil Personnel Support Employee of the Year.

The awards were given out at the district's annual all-district in-service meeting Friday morning. To find a space large enough to hold more than 2,000 HUSD employees -- the district is the largest single employer in the Victor Valley -- the district turned again to High Desert Church in Victorville, as it has for the last six years.

Each district site also had its own list of employees of the year, and each of them also received an apple award at the in-service meeting.

Adult Education Center Teacher of the Year: Robbie Romero
Adult Education Center Employee of the Year: Donna Lapp

Carmel Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Dena Adams
Carmel Elementary School Employee of the Year: Alison Hammond

Cottonwood Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Cheryl Franks
Cottonwood Elementary School Employee of the Year: Pam Stich

Cypress Academy Teacher of the Year: Kathy Suchil
Cypress Academy Employee of the Year: Mary Paolini

Eucalyptus Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Marcia Sadorf
Eucalyptus Elementary School Employee of the Year: Pedro "Pete" Martinez

Hesperia High School Teacher of the Year: Jennifer Campbell
Hesperia High School Employee of the Year: Linda McGuyer

Hesperia Junior High School Teacher of the Year: DeeDee Spies
Hesperia Junior High School Employee of the Year: Andrew Kindschi

Hollyvale Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Christina Rodman
Hollyvale Elementary School Employee of the Year: Dawn Western

Joshua Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Theresa Kallenberger
Joshua Elementary School Employee of the Year: Andrea Brooks

Juniper Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Nancy McHenry
Juniper Elementary School Employee of the Year: Jeffrey Hunter

Kingston Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Andrea Gomez
Kingston Elementary School Employee of the Year: Lynn Strickland

Lime Street Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Debbie Hoggatt
Lime Street Elementary School Employee of the Year: Mike Apaga

Maple Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Susie Cass
Maple Elementary School Employee of the Year: Candido Hercules

Mesa Academy Teacher of the Year: Kelly Parrish
Mesa Academy Employee of the Year: Brenda Sewell

Mesa Grande Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Barbara Sickul
Mesa Grande Elementary School Employee of the Year: Denise Sidney

Mesquite Trails Elementary School Teacher of the Year: DeLaine Wallace
Mesquite Trails Elementary School Employee of the Year: Ronda Watson

Oxford Academy Teacher of the Year: Christine Robinson
Oxford Academy Employee of the Year: Jason Hart

Ranchero Middle School Teacher of the Year: Dave Olsen
Ranchero Middle School Employee of the Year: Nathan Johnson

Sultana High School Teacher of the Year: Jose Madera
Sultana High School Employee of the Year: Martha Torres

Summit Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Nathan Timm
Summit Elementary School Employee of the Year: Donna Butler

Topaz Elementary School Teacher of the Year: Nancy Silvius
Topaz Elementary School Employee of the Year: Terri Diaz

District Office Employee of the Year: Lori Mente

Maintenance and Operations/Transportation Employee of the Year: Mark Gleason

Pupil Personnel Employee of the Year: Helen Tracy

Beau Yarbrough can be reached at 956-7108 or at beau@hesperiastar.com.