The department facilitates the recognition of school district employees for their good work and also when they reach milestones in their career.
The Lighthouse Award is considered the highest honor that can bestowed on a Mukilteo School District employee. It is presented two times a year to recognize the exceptional contributions of time, talent, and effort to students and the community. Nominations are made by fellow staff members and the winners are determined by a committee of employees representing all areas of the school district. The nominations are evaluated to several factors, such as:
- Special contributions of time, talent or effort to students, staff, the school district, and the community.
- Excellence in their position.
- Personal impact within their job surroundings.
- Positive relationships with other staff members and with parents and the public.
- Professional growth.
Awards are presented each semester to both certificated and classified employees. The winners of past Lighthouse Awards are:
2018-19 ... Jen Caione and Tom Myhre (Certificated)
Jama Wahl and Belinda Kelly (Classified)
2017-18 ... Mike Gallagher and Barbara McPherson (Certificated)
Joel Miller and Jerrie Engelhardt (Classified)
2016-17 ... Debbie Finrow and Kitty Jensen (Certificated)
Kitty Rochon and Lisa Marshall (Classified)
2015-16 ... Ann Freemon (Certificated)
Cindy Steigerwald and Lois Beck (Classified)
2014-15 ... Tory Kartchner and Bill Costello (Certificated)
Laurie Gossett and Lou Farthing (Classified)
2013-14 ... Lyn Geronimi and Jeff Ferderer (Certificated)
Penny Seek and Susie Richardson (Classified)
2012-13 ... Julie Russell and Sharon Feather (Certificated)
Jeff Donley and Melanie Hokin (Classified)
2011-12 ... Margaret Grimes and Alison Mead (Certificated)
Joe Mulligan and Anita Stuart (Classified)
2010-11 ... Peggy Nystrom and Carolyn Webb
2009-10 ... Paul Church and Janet Wheeler
2008-09 ... Tim Knopf and Mary Kate Olson
2007-08 ... Matt Palmer and Alisa Griffen
2006-07 ... Rob Storrs and Lloy Schaaf
2005-06 ... Pat Matsuzawa and Maria Oehling
2004-05 ... Robin Kohler and Sheila Smith
2003-04 ... Cheryl Boze and Joanie Barbacovi
2002-03 ... Judy Siler-Heys and Chris Hoiby
2001-02 ... Bud Davis and Glenna Clouse
2000-01 ... Leslie Ivelia and Izabela Lapinski
1999-00 ... Julia Spencer and Eileen Taguchi
1998-99 ... Debbie Truax and Ginny Agner
1997-98 ... Carol Pierce and Marilyn Wiltz
1996-97 ... Katie Romstead and Eddie McGehee
1995-96 ... Ann Jordan
1994-95 ... Claude Carlson and Lynn Schmidt
1993-94 ... Stan Davis and Jerry Hussey
1992-93 ... Darlene Romo and Marilyn McGuire
1991-92 ... Judy Cherin and Suzanne Simonson
1990-91 ... Mary Hovander and Raelene Valento