Recognizing that teachers are the heart and backbone of the tradition of excellence in Papillion La Vista Community Schools, The Fase Family Fund for Educator Excellence annually honors outstanding individuals who go above and beyond each day, preparing students to reach their full potential.
On Monday, February 17, alongside Bob and Karen Fase, Superintendent Dr. Rikli, Papillion-La Vista Schools Foundation Executive Director John Erickson, and Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources Dr. Kati Settles, the following 21 educators were recognized:

Katie Privett, Anderson Grove Elementary
Chris Schamp, Bell Elementary
Kristin Rock, Carriage Hill Elementary
Michaela Overby, G. Stanley Hall Elementary
Ainslee Christensen, Golden Hills Elementary
Traci McCormick, Hickory Hill Elementary
Jessica Buckley, La Vista West Elementary
Pattie Meyer, Parkview Heights Elementary
Sarah Deming, Patriot Elementary
Amie Wahl, Portal Elementary
Laura Smith, Prairie Queen Elementary
Caitlin Swoboda, Rumsey Station Elementary
Jessica Waggoner, Tara Heights Elementary School
Robert Schull, Trumble Park Elementary
Holly Pitman, Walnut Creek Elementary
Alex Olson, Liberty Middle School
Cody Redford, La Vista Middle School
Rhonda Earith, Papillion Middle School
Karleen Gebhardt, Papillion La Vista High School
Cynthia Stogdill, Papillion La Vista South High School
Michelle Tate, PLECC

Each award recipient received $100 for use in their classroom. These educators were selected by school and District staff. The Fase Family Fund for Educator Excellence honors outstanding teachers while providing opportunities for development.

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