• 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year

    District Teacher of the Year--Richard Whitmore, YCHS Spanish Teacher

    District Honor Roll Teacher--Charlotte Shannon, HCJES Reading Recovery

    2019 Teacher of the year photo montage of people celebrating  


    “Junior Class”

    2019-2020 Teachers of the Year


    “Senior Class”

    2018-2019 Teachers of the Year



    Richard Whitmore

    Leigh Ziegler


    Rob Farris

    Bonita Berry


    Jaime Benfield

    Zach Lemhouse*


    Lara Smithson

    Katherine Taylor


    Kristin Hardwick

    Lilly "Betty" Burrell


    Vanessa Hefley

    Courtney Baggett*


    Charlotte Shannon

    Breanna Jones


    Rachael Shriver

    Susan Spencer*


    April Bonneau

    Shari Root


    Megan Hoyt

    Elizabeth Roorda

    District TOY

    Richard Whitmore

    Zach Lemhouse*

    *The following teachers are no longer members of the Teacher Forum.

  • Donzhane Smith Teacher Cadet Scholarship 

    This scholarship is named for 2017 YCHS graduate Donzhane Smith.  After graduation, Donzhane planned to attend college and pursue a degree to become a math teacher.   Sadly, Donzhane was unable to fulfill her dream of graduating from college and becoming a teacher.  Only six months after high school graduation, Donzhane lost her battle with stomach cancer at the age of 18.

    Donzhane was known for her hard work, a sweetness of spirit, and love for others.  She was a combination of tomboy, fiery daredevil, and girly-girl.  She loved her Alma Mater, the teachers, her classes--especially her Teacher Cadet class taken her senior year. 

    This scholarship, sponsored by the YSD1 Teacher Forum, is awarded to YCHS graduates who have successfully completed the Teacher Cadet Program and aspire to become teachers.  Recipients will imbue Donzhane’s spirit and her desire to make a difference in young people’s lives.