Awards and Recognition

  • 2021-2022

    • Arizona School Boards Association Golden Bell Award: Community Engagement
    • Arizona School Public Relations Association
      • Award of Excellence: Photography
      • Award of Merit: The Creighton Academy Branding 
      • Award of Merit: Equity and Inclusion 
      • Award of Merit: Creighton Community Newsletter 
    • AZ Family Silver Apple Award: Stephanie Wolff, The Creighton Academy Teacher
    • ASA Distinguished Administrator of the Year for the Educational Services Division: Mr. Jay Mann
    • Government Finance Officers Association for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its comprehensive financial report (CAFR)
    • Association of School Business International with Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended 2021

    2020-2021

    • Suntec Concrete Teacher Appreciation Award: Papago Teacher, Taylor Bryant 
    • Creighton School District is the first District in the Nation to be certified "COVID SMART" 
    • Creighton Superintendent, Dr. Donna W. Lewis named AASA National Superintendent of the Year for Arizona 
    • SRP Touch Down for Teachers Scholarship provided to Monte Vista Teacher, Ms. Anastasio
    • Arizona Technology in Education Association 2020 Ed. Tech Specialist and Innovation Award presented to Papago Teacher Lauren Arrowood
    • AASBO Best Practice Award received by the Creighton Child Nutrition and Wellness Department 

    2019-2020

    • AASBO International Certificate in Excellence in Financial Reporting Award for the Fiscal Year 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report 
    • Institute for Mexicans Abroad Scholarship of $10,000 to the Creighton Community Education Department
    • Biltmore Preparatory Academy and Monte Vista Schools named Apple Distinguished Schools
    • Arizona School Public Relations Association in the areas of: 2018-2019 enrollment marketing campaign, Creighton Connection e-newsletter 
    • Out of School Time Professional Award of Excellence to Ivan Carvajal, Director of Community Education
    • Papago students received 5th place in the First Lego Robotics League Competition 
    • Arizona School Boards Association in the areas of: Total Board Boardsmanship Award and All Arizona School Board Award to Jeanne Casteen
    • Monte Vista School makes it to finals in the iCivics.org Regional E-tournement

    2018-2019

    • Arizona School Boards Association- ASBA attendance and participation:  
      • Certificate of Boardsmanship – Jeanne Casteen
      • Associate of Boardsmanship – Amy McSheffrey
      • Copper Star Award – Donna Young
    • Arizona School Public Relations Association Awards in the areas of: 
      • Superintendent of the Year 
      • Photography
      • Branding 
    • First Lego League Reginal Qualifier: Papago Lego Robotics Team 
    • Arizona Science Center Teacher Spotlight: Biltmore Preparatory Academy teacher, Veronica Ramirez
      • Five Excelencia middle school students featured in the 1st Glen Canyon National Recreation art exhibit
    • KNIX Larry H. Miller Teacher of the Month: Monte Vista Teacher Carly Bacha
    • Arizona Diamondbacks School Challenge: William T. Machan School
    • David Meyers Elevator in Education Award from Elevate Phoenix: Larry C. Kennedy teacher, Ellen Reibschied
    • ASA Elementary Rookie Principal of the Year: Dr. Amy Burgess 
    • ASA Distinguished Administrator for the Superintendents Division: Dr. Donna W. Lewis 
    • Out of School Time finalist for the Award of Excellence- Professional Staff Award: Mr. Ivan Carvajal
    • JDA Hackathon for Social Justice: Loma Linda Girls Coding Team- Uplift, created an app that helps teens suffering from emotional and physical abuse. 

    2017-2018

    • Transportation Administrators of Arizona- Transportation Person of the Year- Cathy Erwin, Transportation Director
    • KNIX Larry H. Miller- Teacher of the Month: William T. Machan teacher Calie Wallace
    • National School Public Relations Association – Superintendents to Watch: Dr. Donna W. Lewis
    • Apple Distinguished School: Monte Vista and Biltmore Prep. Academy 
    • Tech and Learning Online Article Feature: Technology in the Classroom
    • National Board Certification: William T. Machan Teacher, Hannah Wysong
    • Dave Meyer's Elevator in Education Award from Elevate Phoenix: Larry C. Kennedy teacher, Mr. Mark Milversted

    2016-2017

    • Arizona School Boards Association All Arizona School Board Award: Donna Young, Governing Board Member 
    • Arizona Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents Governing Board Member of the Year Award: Carl Zaragoza, Governing Board Member 
    • Districts of Distinction Award- District Administration Magazine: Creighton Supper Nutrition Program 
    • Elevate Phoenix Award for "Elevator in Education": Andy Gutierrez, Larry C. Kennedy Principal 
    • Arizona Technology in Education Association - Technology Support Award: Robyn Griffith, Network Admin/Technology Trainer 
    • Arizona School Public Relations Association: 
    • Governing Board of the Year - Creighton School District 
    • Overall School PR for Districts Under 9,999 Students
    • Advocacy and Political Contributions to Education- Jeanne Casteen, Governing Board President 
    • Individual Contributions to Public Education- Amy McSheffrey, Governing Board Clerk