This is the eighth year of the Curo Awards. The term Curo is latin for “to care for” and is the name of the award program that we are using to recognize special people in our LPS community who have made a positive impact on the lives of children with a disability. This award was created by the Special Services Advisory Committee to celebrate the many great things that LPS staff, students and community members do to touch the lives of students with disabilities. We are pleased to share that this year we are recognizing 208 individuals who have made a difference in the lives of students with disabilities. 

Special thanks to the LPS Special Services Advisory Committee for sponsoring this Award Program. Special Services Advisory Committee Members are

  • Kiera Zink, Early Childhood
  • Nicole Murray, Elementary School
  • Kristen McKinney, Elementary School
  • Tia Kava, Elementary School
  • Elizabeth Backe, Middle School
  • Jennifer Rysavy, Middle School
  • Leslie Prock, Middle School
  • Kerri Van Aken, High School
  • Christine Glidden, High School
  • Dianna Vavrik, High School
  • Linda Lowrey, Transition Services
  • Helene Schmidt, Post-Transition
  • Debbie Mues, Post-Transition
  • Mary Anne Kunsman, Member at Large
  • Chase Lowrey, Student
  • Megan Souther, Elementary Staff Member
  • Jack Reutzel, LPS Board of Education

Special thanks to our partnership with Developmental Pathways who also sponsored this year’s program. 



2020 LPS Student Curo Awards


2020 Individual Curo Awards





2020 Nomination Videos