We Honor Ours (WHO) Awards
The SBTA WHO awards are given annually to recognize individual members of our local association who have demonstrated outstanding service to SBTA and support of public education.
Lisa Minotto, 2016 WHO Award Winner as SBTA Bargaining Chair and exemplary Rep on the SBTA Representative Council.
Cathy Garcia, 2015 WHO Award winner as SBTA Elections Chair and exemplary Rep on the SBTA Representative Council.
Irene Pattenaude and Julie Crandall, 2014 WHO Award winners as exemplary Reps on the SBTA Representative Council.
Brendan Carroll, Mike Thrasher and David Holmes, 2013 WHO Award winners for their outstanding work on the SBTA Executive Board over several years.
WHO Awards Hall of Fame
2015-16 Lisa Minotto
2014-15 Cathy Garcia
2013-14 Irene Pattenaude, Julie Crandall
2012-13 Mike Thrasher, David Holmes, Brendan Carroll
2011-12 Jane Santos Sweeney
2010-11 Debbie Katzburg
2009-10 Bill Gourley
2006-07 Charles Kaska
2005-06 Layne Wheeler
2004-05 Linda Mitchell
2003-04 Kayleen Chilton
2001-02 John Muir
2000-01 Marty Blum
1999-00 Ken Stevens
1998-99 Fred Slotysik
1996-97 Mary Ringer
1995-96 Sheri Scott
1994-95 Rich Dovgin
1994-95 Loyda Marquez
1988-90 Pam Kinsley
1997-98 Robin Witlow
1986-87 Frank Stevens
1985-86 Jean Reiche
1984-85 Curtis Riddling
1980-81 Bob Young
1978-79 Ron Liberatore
1999-78 Morris Jenkins
The SBTA Gold Award is given annually to recognize individuals or organizations whose leadership, acts, and support have indicated they are true friends of public education, educators, or students in Santa Barbara.
Debi Badger, 2016 Gold Award recipient for her support of educators in Child Development and after school programs in the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Monique Limon, 2015 Gold Award recipient for her advocacy and support of educators as a member of the Santa Barbara Unified School District school board.
Christine Mainland White and Walter LaRiba, 2014 Gold Awards recipients for their service to education via the Santa Barbara County Education Office Partners in Education program Computers for Families.
Kathy Koury, 2013 Gold Award recipient for her contributions to public education through the Childeren’s Creative Project and i Madonnari Festival, which she founded.
Kate Parker and Ed Heron, 2013 Gold Award recipients for their contributions to public education as school board members for the Santa Barbara Unified School District.
Gold Awards Hall of Fame
2015-16 Debi Badger
2014-15 Monique Limon
2013-14 Christine Mainland White, Walter LaRiba
2012-13 Kate Parker, Ed Heron, Kathy Koury
2011-12 Marty Blum, Mark Ingalls, Lynn Rodriguez
2009-10 Ed Edick and Village Properties Teacher Fund
2008-09 Nancy Harter, Santa Barbara Symphony Music Van
2006-07 Nelson Parker
2005-06 Dr. Art Fisher
2002-03 Claire Van Blaricum
1999-00 Lois Capps
1995-96 Nancy Emerson
1990-91 James Keenan
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