Be There

First Thursday in November
Festivities begin at 6pm with the red carpet walk followed by an Academy Awards style celebration.

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE Salem OR 97301

Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales are open during the month of October.

We welcome community members who want to celebrate the those who go above and beyond to help our students be awesome every day.

Nominate

The Crystal Apple Awards are SKEF’s opportunity to say THANK YOU to the teachers, administrators and support staff we partner with to provide cutting edge before and after school programming throughout the year.

Nominations Now Open!

Be There

First Thursday in November
Festivities begin at 6pm with the red carpet walk followed by an Academy Awards style celebration.

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St SE Salem OR 97301

Buy Tickets

Online ticket sales are open during the month of October.

We welcome community members who want to celebrate the those who go above and beyond to help our students be awesome every day.

Nominate

The Crystal Apple Awards are SKEF’s opportunity to say THANK YOU to the teachers, administrators and support staff we partner with to provide cutting edge before and after school programming throughout the year.

Nominations Now Open!

About the Crystal Apple Awards

Started by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce as a chance for the business community to honor our educators, SKEF has kept the tradition alive. The Crystal Apple Awards are the community’s opportunity to recognize excellence in education by honoring those who make a significant impact in the lives of children.

2018 Presenting Sponsor

The Salem-Keizer Education Foundation in cooperation with Salem-Keizer Public Schools, Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, and Keizer Chamber Foundation, thank the following organizations for their public commitment to excellence in education.

Recent Nominees

2017
Vivian Bartone
Heather Bennett
Georgiann Berger
Marylou Boderman
Keith Broyles
Sara Casebeer
Shamika Cleveland
Kim Daniels
Patrick Doody
Leigh Elliott
Tim Farness
Sarah Ferguson-Manon
JoyAnna Forsythe
Tana Garcia
Kathy Haley
Debbie Hansen
Linda Hernandez Mungia
Stephanie Hodges
Stephanie Hughes
Melissa Johnson
Maegan Lamb
Shanda Long

Stephanie Madison
Sheila Morales
Stacey Morgan
Dave Mucken
Willow Myrland
Blanca Ochoa
Sandra Peraza
Kim Pittsley
Wilfred Poton
Tiffany Reeser
Buffy Rhines
Beth Salisbury
Allison Silbernagel
Wendy Smith
Soren Sorensen
Gina Suing
Louis Tiller
Sally Tsukamaki
Ana Villalobos
Greg Watson
Bess Waxenfelter
Jill Whitney-Turner

2016
Leo Aguilar-Weaver
Monique Aguilar-Weaver
Amanda Anundi
Sue Apodaca
Brian Bell
Eric Bradfield
Devin Brown
Liz Cavalle
Alvaro Centeno
Julie Cherry
Natalie Clark
Shauna Coleman
JoAnna Corwin
Michael Curry
Vickie Dull
Joseph Dull
Donna Dunham
Gary Etchemendy
Nichole Fox
Julianna Gibbons
Jolie Gilman
John Haus
Ana Hernandez

Jeff James
Jason Kline
Aimee Leaton
Shelly Mackerell
Michelle Mills
Tricia Nelson
Stephanie Nguyen
Pat Ozenna
Katie Penhollow
Christina Pierce
Danielle Rabenberg
Jakcelyn Renzema
William Roberts
Terry Sanders
Bridget Schreiner
Kim Siegrist
Marianne Silvestre
Matthew Smith
Robin Smith
Bill Snyder
Cathy Sparks
Elizabeth Stephens
Leslie Van Meter
Dinah Walsh

Past Winners

2017
Sara Casebeer, Sarah Ferguson-Manon, JoyAnna Forsythe, Louis Tiller, Tana Garcia, Allison Silbernagel, Patrick Doody,
Sally Tsukamaki, Stacey Morgan, Keith Broyles, Sean Farmer, Sheila Morales

 2016
Aimee Leaton
Eric Bradfield
Jolie Gilman
Kim Siegrist
Michelle Mills
Joseph Dull
Marianne Silvestre
Dinah Walsh
Tricia Nelson
Jason Kline
Monique Aguilar-Weaver
Christina Pierce
Leslie Van Meter

2015
David DeRoest
Amy Divelbiss
Katie Gilmour
Christina Gragg
Rebecca Hollen
Linda Kitchin
Holly Ruston
Terra Shiffer
Jennifer Walloch
Kevin Wise

2014
Tiffany Carstensen
John Dixon
Noelia Flux
Melissa Frank
Jenny Gelbrich
Teresa Grindy
Allison Harris
Tricia Langerud
Jason Niedermeyer
Angelina Ochoa
Justin Pierce
Shannie Rediger

2013
Teresa Maciel
Deleah Salstrom
Heidi Tavares
Todd Wieweck
Jessica Morgan
Kim Cummings
David Baumer
Denisha Blondin
Ed John
Dottie Knecht
Jessica Sydow
Nancy Ingerson

2012
Joel Cowley
Maureen Foelkl
Wally Wing
Katie Young
Ronnie Brooks
Becky Crooke
Michele Husseman
Annie Burlison
Tracey Sherwood
Trycia Smith
Ryan Somerville
Maria Guadelupe Swenson

 

2011
Yadira Juarez
Lisa Shreeve
Bruce Lathers
Mary Heintzman
Chris Moore
Anita Maurer
Charlie Marshall
Carol Lindquist
Laura Estes
Rhonda Herbert

2010
Shannon Bateman
Don Berger
Dana Costa
Ryan Hari
Mike Lampert
John Mandeville
John Mangan
Michele Nowlin
Jody Orcutt
Lara Tiffin
Frances Woitte
Cheryl Yoder

2009
Stacie Creighton
Brian Eriksen
Adria Farina-Miller
Melinda Freshour
Brenda Hauswirth
Lee Horton
Mary Kruger
Scott May
Julie Nordlien
Janice Olinger
Mary Paulson
Christina Tracy

2008
Paula Hassenstab
Kathleen Hill
Josh Scott
Eileen Taylor
Matt Faatz
Lorelei Gilmore
Michael Ross
Laura Daniel
Andy Sheldon
Les Charles
Bonnie Gallagher
Christine Haskell

2007
Carlotta Arnold
Jean Craig
Karl Raschkes
Jim Lorenz
Michelle Ross
Nancy Fischer
Pattie Sloan
Rhonda Hansen
Rich Swartzentruber
Sarah Whitney
Steve Sanchez

2006
Dan Bliss
Sheri Bond
Olga Gloria
Karen Hannegan
James Henry
Christi McAfee
Jon Penhollow
Sue Speckman
Linda St. Pierre
Jeanette Teta
John Van Dreal
Danielle Wise

2005
Gayle Carrier
Debbie Comstock
Jennifer Edwards
Pat Henson
Ryan Kinnett
Sue Luft
Diane Miller
Rachel Stucky
Victoria Voronko
Pam Weisser
Jennie Williams

2004
Matthe Biondi
Alan De Meurers
Colleen Johnson
Wade Martin
Katie Nelson
Steve Norris
Gordon Ogo
Michael Reinbold
Tyler Scialo
Brian Sund
Terry Tucker
Pam Warren
Kathy Westcott
Autumn Zetlmaier

2003
Laurie Aguirre
Mark Atkinson
Elizabeth Callahan
Chuck Chamberlain
Barbara Fontana
Megan Trow Garcia
Davie Guile
Daniel Kenneth Jamsa
Lynda Kronenberg
Pam Medzegian
Rhonda Priollaud
Mindy Rodin
Cathy Tilley
Roxanne Warren

2002
Wayne Beckwith
Margo Bellock
John bohlander
Donna Bosco
Deana Dean
Pat Edelbrock
Maraline Ellis
Dan Gordon
Teri Johnston
Judy Lynch
Carol Proudfit
Mark Timmons
Darrell Trussell
Joyce Yoder

2001
Susan Adams
Sue Baisden
Bob Barnes
Lori Beck
Ken Collins
Shirley Giesbrecht
Patti Hoffert
Lisa Hughes
Cathy Jones
Barbara McKinley
Jim Saffeels
Mary Jean Sandall
Julie Speck
Carol Tower
Julie Wells

2000
Ron Baker
Laurie Baird
Cheryl Borden
Doris Brown
Lynn Freshour
Ken Hansen
Geri Johnson
Gloria Martin
Stephanie Miller
Mike Weddle

1999
Mark Anderson
Linda Baker
Gay Behnke
David Beranek
Debbie Donaldson
Tanya Grape
Robert Hamilton
Don Kirkwood
Mike Kolb
Patti O’Neil
Sati Sil
Berniece Thornton

1998
Elizabeth Alexander
Jane Berry-Eddings
Cheryl Bower
Vye Carlile
Pam Casteel
Ella-Marie Christensen
Grant Foster
Kathy Haney
Carol Kilfoil
Dixie Montgomery
Dwight Morse
Nancy Ward
Malia West

1997
Sandy Bauer
Gladys Camber
Jeaneen Gann
Chuck Graber
Jan Hansen
Tom Hewitt
Tim Jaskoski
Kathy Martell
Rey Mayoral
Patti O’Rielly
Tom Patterson
Kathy Sansone