SPS names 2023-24 Site Teachers of the Year
Posted on 02/09/2024
Teachers of the Year 2023-24

(SPS) -- Sapulpa Public Schools announced its site Teachers of the Year for the 2023-24 school year at a series of special ceremonies over the last two weeks.

The educators will be honored on Friday, February 9, at the Chieftain Center, during Teacher Appreciation Night. The district will recognize each outstanding teacher between the girls’ and boys’ varsity basketball games against Edison, at approximately 7:25 p.m.

Four Support Employee of the Year finalists were also announced in February. The Sapulpa District Teacher of the Year and Support Employee of the Year will be chosen in the spring and honored at an annual banquet.


Sapulpa Public Schools congratulates these innovative, dedicated educators who are chosen by their peers for bringing out the very best in their students.

Site Teachers of the Year:

·  Freedom Elementary – Jennifer Garner, Librarian

·  Holmes Park Elementary – Dax Demers, 3rd Grade

·  Jefferson Heights Elementary – Meredith Espinoza, Special Education

·  Liberty Elementary STEM Academy – Crissa Gantz, 4th Grade

·  Bartlett Academy – Alisha Kirk, English and Art

·  Sapulpa Middle School – Alex West, 6th Grade English

·  Sapulpa Junior High – Alison Hendrickson, Math

·  Sapulpa High School – Jennifer Hudgins, English

Site Teachers of the Year 2023-24

Support Employee of the Year Finalists:

·  Sierra Williams –Special Education Paraprofessional, Holmes Park Elementary

·  Lou Anne Wood –District Registrar, Sapulpa High School

·   Ron Wood –Warehouse Supervisor and Courier, Service Center

·  Treva Zlata –Media Assistant, Liberty Elementary

Support Employees of the Year 2024

Jennifer Garner, Freedom Elementary

Dax Demers, Holmes Park Elementary

Meredith Espinoza, Jefferson Heights Elementary

Crissa Gantz, Liberty Elementary STEM Academy

Alex West, Sapulpa Middle School

Alisha Kirk, Bartlett Academy

Alison Hendrickson, Sapulpa Junior High School

Jennifer Hudgins, Sapulpa High School