Staff Awards & Recognitions


  • 2017 Golden Bell Award Winner for Outstanding Curriculum and Instruction through the California Standards Implementation - Visual and Performing Arts Category presented to Red Barn Arts


  • Mark Burroughs (Superintendent/Principal)
    2012 San Diego County Office of Education- San Diego County Teacher of the Year
    2012 California Department of Education- Teacher of the Year State (Finalist)
    2011 San Pasqual Union School Teacher of the Year

    Shannon Hargrave (Former Superintendent/Principal)
    2018 California Music Educators Association Oustanding Administrator Award
    Gary Wilson (Former Superintendent/Principal)
    2011-12 ACSA- Administrator of the Year (Superintendent Category)
    Jeff Felix (Former Superintendent/Principal) 
    2003 ACSA- Administrator of the Year (Superintendent Category) 


  • SPU Teacher of the Year
    2010 Marica Kelly
    2011 Mark Burroughs
    2012 Tim Harmon
    2013 Kim Read-Smith
    2015 Josh Perez
    2016 Lisa Gangel 
    2017 Michelle McGill
    2018 Jen Michalski
    2019 Kristin Andrade
    Jenny Lynch, Jolene Mallory, Ginny Priest and Allyson Thompson
    2018 Exemplary STEM Teacher Team by CSUSM and the North County Professional Development Federation
    Julie Romero
    2018 SDCOE Leadership in Biliteracy Honoree
    Nicole Zdunich
    2018 MaxFM "Max Out My Classroom" Award Winner

    Jen Gilbert
    20017 MaxFM "Max Out My Classroom" Award Winner

    Kim Read-Smith
    2016 California Association for Music Education Peripole Music Educator Award
    Ginny Priest
    2012 Ashford- Leadership Award
    Bryce Bacher
    2006 Walmart- Teacher of the Year



    San Pasqual Union Classified Employee of the Year
    1998 Cece Bostrom
    2010 Bob Johnson
    2011 Maria Barba
    2012 Maria Anguiano
    2015 Esthela LeVine
    2016 Ana Martinez
    2017 Ginny Robinson
    2018 Sue Davids
    2019 Carmen Caballer
    Cece Bostrom
    2011-12 ACSA Administrator of the Year (Classified Leader Category)