The Hammond Education Foundation (HEF) Board of Directors is proud to announce the 2021 recipients of our Hero In Education Award.
- Wendy Bradford - ACC/District-Wide Media Centers
- Christina Drechsel - Clark Middle/High School
- Jeffrey Swisher - Gavit High School
- Katherine Broadnax - Hammond High School
- Bertha Sosa - Morton High School
- Latonia Phillips - Eggers Middle School
- Mindy Sarlea - Gavit Middle School
- Anamaria Smith - Scott Middle School
- Melissa Pusateri - Edison Elementary School
- Jackie Minkalis - Franklin Elementary School
- Iris Day - Harding Elementary School
- Sandra Barrera - Hess Elementary School
- Grace Eenigenburg - Irving Elementary School
- Patricia Casella - Jefferson Elementary School
- Heidi Moore - Kenwood Elementary School
- Wilma Vazquez - Lincoln Elementary School
- Jennifer Schoon - Maywood Elementary School
- Denise Geiser - Morton Elementary School
- Angie Benevidez - O'Bannon Elementary School
- Yvonne Nohos - Wallace Elementary School
A Hero in Education demonstrates the following criteria in support of our students, our teachers, our administrative staff, our buildings, and our school system:
- Dedication, excellence, and selflessness that exceed basic job expectations
- Civility, graciousness, professionalism, and a sense of doing what’s right and good within an
environment/atmosphere that may be trying
- Repeatedly going the extra mile in exhibiting job mastery, dedication, and professionalism
- Contributions that, directly or indirectly, contribute to HEF’s mission of Supporting Extraordinary
Learning Experiences to Help Students Succeed
- Inclusion of job-related examples of anecdotal evidence.
Congratulations to all our 2021 recipients who work tirelessly daily to assist in the success of students throughout the K-12 public education process.
The Hammond Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and philanthropic partner of the School City of Hammond. Since its origin in 1983, HEF has generated more than $1.5 million in scholarships, classroom grants, programs and other support for extraordinary learning experiences and opportunities to help Hammond students succeed – in school and beyond.